Looking for a Tier 1 ISP Mentor for career advice.

Scott Weeks surfer at mauigateway.com
Thu Dec 1 18:47:22 UTC 2011

---- On 12/1/2011 10:21 AM, Leigh Porter wrote: ---------
> I am looking for just such a person now. Good Juniper, some Cisco and Sysadmin experience with an ISP background..
> So if anybody is looking for something to do around London...

Something I'd like to tell hiring folks lurking out there based on my 
experiences from living on an island far from population centers where 
all the jobs are...  :-)

One way to get such folks, as described in the previous posts, is to allow 
telecommuting.  Have them come into the main office immediately after hiring 
them for 3-4 months, evaluate them and show them what's expected.  Then let 
them go home to telecommute and have them come into the office a couple/few 
times a year for a week or two each time.  They can even be required to work 
the same hours as the location where all the other engineers are.  Or, on the 
big networks folks living in places like Hawaii can be the carry-over shift
from US timezone to Asian timezones.  This allows for a more productive 
employee many times because they are enjoying life where they live, rather 
than be forced into the larger population centers.

In our industry, especially with all the tools we have today, it would seem 
that telecommuting would be more accepted, but it's not and I don't understand 


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