Finding content in your job title

Larry Stites ncnet at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 31 17:22:07 CDT 2010


Finding content in my job title... hmm maybe I can change mine to 'Gopher'.
(Go-pher, Go Fer, as in Going For, to get, fetch...)

Speak to me in 'engineer-ese' : (functionality) : I interpret and 'go for'
the hardware that fills the requirement.

Come to think of it maybe that's a good name for a corporation; Gopher IT.

(Ducks back down hole avoiding various projectiles)


~.~
 

Best regards,


Larry E. Stites
Critical Asset Manager
Northern California Networks, Inc.
(Gopher IT, Inc?)
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on 3/30/10 8:14 PM, Steve Bertrand wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> This is perhaps a rather silly question, but one that I'd like to have
> answered.
> 
> I'm young in the game, and over the years I've imagined numerous job
> titles that should go on my business card. They went from cool, to
> high-priority, to plain unimaginable.
> 
> Now, after 10 years, I reflect back on what I've done, and what I do
> now. To me, if a business is loose-knit with no clear job descriptions
> or titles (ie. too small to have CXO etc), I feel that a business card
> should reflect what one feels is the primary job responsibility, or what
> they do the most (or love the most).
> 
> For instance, I like to present myself as a 'network engineer'. I have
> never taken formal education, don't hold any certifications (well, since
> 2001), and can't necessarily prove my worth.
> 
> How does the ops community feel about using this designation? Is it
> intrusive or offensive to those who hold real engineering degrees? I'm
> content with 'network manager', given that I still do perform (in my
> sleep) numerous system tasks and have to sometimes deal with front-line
> helpdesk stuff.
> 
> Instead of acting like I'm trying to sell myself out, I'll leave out
> what I actually do and ask those who sig themselves with 'network
> engineer' what they do day-to-day to acquire that title, and if they
> feel comfortable with having it.
> 
> Steve
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 

~.~
 

Best regards,


Larry E. Stites
Acquisitions and Sales
Northern California Networks, Inc.
CA LIC#04 SR KH 100-484111
Nevada City, Calif. 95959
cell 530 320 4194 ~ land 530 265 2588









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