[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Sat Jul 26 16:37:38 UTC 2014


On 07/26/2014 07:57 AM, William Herrin wrote:
> 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.
> Hi Rich,
>
> It's hard to manage

There, I fixed it for you.

Mike

> telecommuters. Any manager can see whether or not
> you're at your desk, but gauging your work output and assessing
> whether it's happening at an appropriate rate is actually pretty
> challenging.
>
> This is especially true of systems administration where the ideal
> output of your efforts is that nothing is observed to have happened --
> you prevented all problems from escalating to where they became
> visible. So not only does your manager have to be really good at
> management, he has to understand your work well enough to assess the
> quality and quantity of your results too.
>
> In other words, you may be asking more of your manager than you're
> willing to ask of yourself. Generally speaking, you're more valuable
> to a company if that equation is the other way around.
>
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
>
>



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