[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins
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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