Last Updated: 2009-07-31 17:46:53 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
I had totally forgotten that this is indeed a special day! A holiday of sorts for me and all Sysadmin's around the world. A day we all should have taken off. (Well maybe not.. If we all took a day off who would keep things running.)
Anyway, today is Sysadmin Appreciation Day, a day that employees in every company all around the world should give a big thank you and a pat on the back to all of their nerds and geeks who keep their systems running smoothly.
As the article says SysAdmin's get no respect 364 days a year. Most companies don't even realize we exist until something goes wrong. (And hopefully that is not very often). Humm - the article also says that we will be "showered with expensive sportscars and large piles of cash". (I guess I better go track down the boss so that he doesn't have to carry that large pile to me).
In all seriousness, I for one thank all of my fellow admins - whether they work at my company with me, or as a fellow handler, or you, one of our ardent faithful. Thanks for all you do everyday. I know what a thankless job this can be. No one really understands (nor do they want to understand) what we do. They just want things to work when they need them and they don't want to hear the excuses or the challenges we face.
So consider this a pat on the back to all of you.
I want to thank one of the Customer Service Rep's from my company for sending this article with a big "thanks for what you do" to me and the other geeks and nerds in the company. We can always count on Bob for a Kudo's.
Have a good day to all. Enjoy those big sports cars and all that cash.
Deb Hale Long Lines, LLC