[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins

jim deleskie deleskie at gmail.com
Sat Jul 26 11:29:58 UTC 2014


 In principal I agree, and I've said this many times, for years I've
telecommuted myself, mostly effectively.  I'd work much longer hours, but
not always worked as efficiently during all of those hours.  When I started
my own company, with $$ be in short supply like all start ups I I planned
to have as many folks telecommute as possible.  In some cases it worked
out, in others it was a terrible failure.  Maybe it was my hiring choices,
maybe it was being a bad "manager" but without people in the office it was
harder to tell.  Also with "most" people under one roof now, I also see the
on going information sharing that isn't as possible with a mostly remote


On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 8:04 AM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:

> 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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