Friday, July 25, 2008

System Administrator Appreciation Day

Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day. As SysAdminDay puts it, it is a thankless job for 364 days. You do not receive a lot of attention when things are going well. But when things do go wrong, you do, in deed, receive a lot attention - the type that spikes your stress level. You routinely get those dreaded calls between 12 am and 4 am or on your days off: "I need YOU to come in ASAP!" A lot of people will say that SysAdmins can just work from home. I wish. You can be rest assured that is not always the case or even possible (depending on the type of work).

By the way, you are reading this post because some underappreciated system administrator at Blogger is taking care of the "behind the scenes" activities - Thank you Mr/Ms. SysAd @Blogger.

But when it is all said and done for me, being a SysAdmin is one of the best darn occupations in the world. Frankly speaking, I really can not think of a more interesting profession.

By the way, today, we lost an inspirational leader in the field of computing: Dr. Randy Pausch, "Last Lecture Professor," 1960-2008


Stephane said...

same feeling here ! Great job if you put aside the fact that there is no gratitude ;-)

esofthub said...

You're right stephane. It's the wrong job if you want the spotlight.

Yesterday, I had a customer make this comment about the job: "it a good job if you're "wired" for it."

Anonymous said...

I was Thinking of leaving this Job and Join the Developers and Analysts, but when i Read this Article i Changed my mind..thanks