Saturday, September 20, 2008
Sure, you could stick it out and hope that possibly you will get that awesome project handed to you by a Senior Systems Administrator, but that is never going to happen. He would rather have you keeping end users out of his/her hair. And why not? As your company is growing they are going to want you to tell end users how to use their printers, and god forbid undo all the viruses that they downloaded, watching whatever young college coeds do when they get curious and there are a couple of barn animals and a midget (sorry small person) in the room.
I suggest you use the time that you are in this purgatory referred to as the help desk to really narrow down the things that you want to focus on. For example, I chose to focus on Linux, MySQL, and Perl. This will make me an awesome LAMP developer. I hone my craft every day. When you are ready, if there isn't a position in your company to move to, get yourself a new job. Because trust me, a good help desk guy/girl is hard to find. And if you are doing a good jobs at the help desk, then unless you make some big moves, they will do what they can to keep you there and away from the big servers where you belong.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I started this blog a year ago and then I got these huge ideas about giant 10 page articles. Anyway, everything became way too big and I never got around to posting because I never had time to finish what I was writing. Now I think its time for a different approach. I will write smaller posts that are more to the point.More to come...