Looking for a Tier 1 ISP Mentor for career advice.

David Radcliffe david at davidradcliffe.org
Thu Dec 1 15:35:27 CST 2011


The reason it is not more accepted is too many people still think "If I cannot 
see you you must not be working."

Since I like to work and code (I spend 10 hours a day on the computer at the 
office, think about work related stuff in the shower, and often write Perl code 
at home to deal with various household tasks) I work quite well at home.  
There are more distractions at the office and my productivity is greater in my 
home computer room during those times I have to put in some extra for the 
office.

Actually, the best reason I have for working from home is I work much better 
when naked and they have asked me to stop showing up that way at the office.

On Thursday, December 01, 2011 01:47:22 PM Scott Weeks wrote:
> ---- 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 why.
> 
> scott

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David Radcliffe
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