[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins

Jim Popovitch jimpop at gmail.com
Sat Jul 26 16:02:24 UTC 2014

On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 7:04 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.

Something like 40% of IBM'ers telecommute, saving IBM $2.9B (if you
believe some PR).   And IBM is about as large and bloated, report
heavy, mgmt heavy, conference call heavy, that a company can get.  :-)

-Jim P.

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