Looking for a Tier 1 ISP Mentor for career advice.

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com
Fri Dec 2 12:39:37 UTC 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thorsten Dahm [mailto:t.dahm at resolution.de]
> Sent: 02 December 2011 12:28
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Looking for a Tier 1 ISP Mentor for career advice.
> Am 12/1/11 9:35 PM, schrieb David Radcliffe:
> > 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.
> The downside of this is that you are not around in the office in case
> someone wants to talk to you. I often end up with guys from our
> operations team or other teams stopping at my desk and ask questions.
> Or
> guys who want to have a quick chat about a problem and want to ask for
> an advice or idea. Or people who want to learn Perl and have a question
> that you can answer in 30 seconds.

And it means you do not get 'noticed' as much. I work from home when I have a task to get done that benefits from not having to talk to people. A specific document that needs completing or some more PowerPoint waffle for a pointless meeting with people who won't get it anyway.

Other than that, I try to be in the office.


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