[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins
mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Sat Jul 26 15:54:17 UTC 2014
Joly MacFie wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 7:04 AM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
>> Telecommuting should not be a rare exception: it should be the default.
>> And "corporate headquarters" should be as small and inexpensive as
>> staffed (in person) only by a handful of people -- if even that.
> Automattic (WordPress) works like that.
> There's a book about it.
Funny thing. A place I'm working now (not as a sysadmin, though) builds
intelligent transportation systems for buses (dispatch systems,
passenger information, and the like) - half of us are spread all over
the place. A lot of us live pretty far from the home office, and spend
most of our time working from home; then there are all the folks on the
road doing sales; and the deployment teams working on-site at customer
locations. About the only folks who are actually in the office a lot
are the design engineers and the folks who build hardware.
Works pretty well - though proposals get kind of interesting (which is
what I mostly do these days). The problem isn't so much remoteness
(email, audio bridges, and webex work well enough) - it's finding blocks
of time for meetings - everyone is juggling too many things - kind of
organizational ADHD. Personally, I think there's a lot to be said for
actually having everybody in the same physical place - makes those
impromptu hallway conversations a lot easier.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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