[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins

Jack Bates jbates at paradoxnetworks.net
Sat Jul 26 23:56:24 UTC 2014

On 7/26/2014 5:55 PM, Scott Weeks wrote:
> Some work from home well and some don't.  It all depends
> on self-discipline.  However, for those that can
> telecommute successfully (I've done that in the past, so
> I have experience to speak from) easy communication of
> various types (text, audio, or a/v when needed) with team
> members is crucial.

To be fair, it also depends on the office environment. People slack off 
in the office just as easily. I find that I prefer self-imposed stress 
running my own business rather than being stuck in a job where I was 
unappreciated and had to listen to how replaceable I was. Not all work 
environments are the same.

I definitely agree on the communication, though. However, I think that 
is vital in any environment. Has this mailing list never helped you out? 
Have you never made contacts online that have been invaluable? When 
working in a team, it is vital to have team communications, but does our 
expertise stop at the team?

Perhaps I view things differently since I'm surrounded in real life by 
people who don't do what I do. My online contacts are my comrades, my 
sounding board, and my teachers. It's rather lonely to accomplish 
something and have no one to share it with. I still work in a team 
environment, but my team covers all aspects of the business. The fun of 
writing code or designing a routing policy tends to escape my fellow 
team members. Then again, I probably don't appreciate the success of a 
sale or successful price negotiations.


P.S. You know who you are that have helped me over the years. Thank you.

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