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Have You Hugged Your Sysadmin Today?
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Pablo Valerio
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Pablo Valerio,
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7/25/2014 | 11:29:53 AM
Not like The IT Crowd
Thank you Susan for your praise of Sysadmins.

Just to have a bit of humor on their day I'd like to share a short clip from the IT Crowd. I believe the show is available on Netflix.

 

MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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7/25/2014 | 11:45:01 AM
SysAdmin Day song
That song is hilarious Sue! Pretty cool that the lyrics were crowdsourced. 
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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7/25/2014 | 11:50:45 AM
Re: Not like The IT Crowd
Thanks for sharing the clip Pablo! I've heard a lot about this show, but hadn't actually seen it. I'll have to check it out!
Pablo Valerio
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Pablo Valerio,
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7/25/2014 | 1:33:51 PM
Re: Not like The IT Crowd
Marcia, I believe the show was on in the UK from 2006-2013, and they did a pilot for an American version, but then it was cancelled.

If you like British humor it is really funny (and sometimes very accurate)
rjg0002
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rjg0002,
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7/25/2014 | 1:53:11 PM
Re: Not like The IT Crowd
Happy SysAdmin Day! LOVE this show! IT Crowd was a huge inspiration for Digium's SysAdmin day campaign this year. Check out the graphics here. bit.ly/1rvX6mf 
AbeG
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AbeG,
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7/29/2014 | 12:17:58 AM
About those salaries
I always wonder where salary numbers come from.  Whenever I hear someone comment on posted figures like this, the reaction is almost always that they're way off.  I know that big cities can skew figures, but I almost wonder if long-time workers have more to do with the strange figures. 

I worked at a fortune 500 company where there was credible discussion about how new-hires in a particular department were making exactly half of what the longterm workers were making.  There also appeared to be no reasonable expectation that the new-hires would ever reach the same salaries (adjusted for inflaction) if they stuck around long enough.
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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7/29/2014 | 11:07:04 AM
Re: About those salaries
AbeG, I guess my reaction to the average salary cited in this infographic ($61,000) seemed low compared to the typical Network Computing reader, who is probably at a fairly advanced level. Maybe I am being too optimistic -- do you think differently about that?

Your story about new employees being paid half is similar to what I have experienced in my profession. BUT, the improbability of increasing to what current senior people make is horrible. Talk about a demotivator :(


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