Posted by: Roger Crawford
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You hear the words Network Admin and sometimes that brings visions of being locked down and limited on what you can do on the PC you work on or places you can go on the web. There is a reason things are locked down or you are limted on where you can go. But there is also the side of the Network Admin you never see there is the side of them where things goes wrong on the servers or server and the work they have to do to keep things running while you are home enjoying your weekend or your evening with the family.
So when you come to work and you login and click on your LOB or whatever it is you have to work with it just works. I don’t know how many times I have been out on site helping a client and I ask them what the problem is. usually you get I click here and then I click here and it works. Plain and simple but in reality it is not so simple when troubleshooting a problem.
Moral to the story is you might think the network admin is the guy that limits what you can do or go on the web but he is also the guy that because of the position he has gives up evenings and weekends at times to make sure when you come to work things just work. So next time you think of the network admin think of what they do and have to give up at times. I work with one such Network Admin that does a lot of this kind of work that maybe is not noticed and when he asks for help I am more than willing to drop what I have going on and help out with whatever is going on. Problem is I enjoy my job way too much and new problems is what keeps work very interesting and always a learning process.
Til later just Roger