Top 7 Things System Administrators Forget to Do
Subject:   Number 7....
Date:   2007-05-08 09:35:18
From:   chm0dvii
Response to: Number 7....

Uhh, if they are getting paid a lot more, then they should be trying to move the table first. It's funny how the further you move up in management, the less real work you are expected to do. Why is it that everyone automatically assumes IT people are custodians/furniture movers/blue collar workers? I guarantee you that the same CTO would not ask an "accountant" or other white collar employees to do this same task. You know what their answer would be? "Oh, they have too many other important things to do" Ohhh, but not the underpaid, overqualified, IT guys! IT guys are always singled out for this kind of manual labor! We are the some of the smartest people in the company, white collar employees, just like everyone else, but get treated like blue collar construction workers, and still expected to know everything and be nice to everyone else, when the same courtesy is not shown toward us.
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  • Number 7....
    2007-05-08 17:53:46  stinkingpig [View]

    Because IT people in general are moving down the social ladder, and desktop support in particular has already hit the penultimate rung on the way down (right above janitors and campus security). Don't believe me? Look at job security and office location. If you're in a windowless basement, windowless building core, or windowsless attic, raise your hand (if the RSI still allows that). If you fill in an timecard or are paid hourly, raise your hand. If you have more than four people between you and the CEO, raise your hand.