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Re: Platinum accounts for the Internet (was Re: who offers cheap(personal) 1U colo?)

  • From: Pete Templin
  • Date: Mon Mar 15 08:32:00 2004


Robert E. Seastrom wrote:

Seconded.  This is dirt simple to do.  If we believe in public
humiliation, a list of infected machines and their owners (along with
a suitably snarky "don't hire these top network engineers to maintain
your fleet of windows boxes" message) could be displayed on the
projection screens at the break.
Employee to PHB: "You hired me to provide core network engineering and lead the level 2 network ops staff. Tell me again why you want me to provide any server engineering, if you knew my strengths when you hired me?"

There's a reason I've gotten out of small ISP consulting - I don't do Windows, and I'm getting overrun by Linux corrosion slowly. I route, I switch, I help with securing networks. And I do wear a lot of hats at my day job, but I remind them that they hired a specialist, and promised lots of server support all along the way. Granted, the Windows guy is overloaded and the UNIX/Linux guy would snore in front of his PHB...

pt




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