[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Sat Jul 26 11:04:14 UTC 2014


On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 05:35:45PM -0700, Scott Weeks wrote:
> One day, hopefully, telecommuting really takes off [...]

It often strikes me as incredibly ironic that companies which *would
not exist* were it not for the Internet are among the most resistant
to the simple, obvious concept that telecommuting allows them to hire
the best and brightest regardless of geography.

Telecommuting should not be a rare exception: it should be the default.
And "corporate headquarters" should be as small and inexpensive as possible,
staffed (in person) only by a handful of people -- if even that.  Asking
net admins to do stupid, wasteful, expensive things like "commute 3 hours
a day" and "live in areas with ridiculously inflated housing prices" is a
good way to filter *out* the employees one would most like to have.

---rsk


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