What am I looking for... (none / 0) (#20)
by Malachi on Thu Nov 16, 2000 at 12:17:46 PM EST
My ideal (as a network admin/engineer):
Decent Salary (upper-average median)
Vacation days, year accumulation, multi-year increase
Quarterly/Bi-Quarterly training/education paid training
Home internet connection paid
5-15% Travel (expenses paid)
Mobile computer w/ good tools
Work week flexibility (its about getting a job done, right?)
Management that listens
Good healthy friendly enviornment (keep abrasives and closed minded people on the shelf)
The harder you work the more your respected, not the harder the work the more work your expected.
Listen, Plan, think, initiate, iterate, polish, iterate, complete, iterate
I remember going to a conference once, and a few SUN people were telling me that SUN, and many big companies, like to give you a lot of physical things so you can get yourself indentured where you can't move very quickly or well. So you have to be careful what you ask for, or it might just trap you.
In the end I'm tired of feeling like a resource/tool. I like social interaction, I like being apart of the big picture as well as dealing with the macrocosms. I don't like having to patch up the team because upper managment has seen fit to neglect its responsibilities. CEO's should guide, not interfere, not throw technology around like its a paintbrush. How many times have you been asked, 'How hard is it to build X'? How many times have you had a boss at 5 roll in and say, 'I need you to do Y', and your plans are fskc'd.
oh well.. thats why we try and grow up to form our own better companies, right? Is there a place online like the SBA which supports upstarts..er startups? ;D
Keepin it real,
We know nothing but to ask more questions.