It seems like there’s a day for everything. Apparently we have our own day to pat ourselves on the back. Cool! But is one day of the year all the appreciation we’re entitled to? Most people don’t see the hard work we do. “We are the cables behind the walls,” as a friend of mine used to say. If no-one sees us, then we’re doing our job right. Our interactions with our users usually only occur when they are having a bad day. It’s not their fault, but it’s rare to get a call from anyone stating, “Great job, everything is working!” They don’t know of the sacrifices we have made to keep those lights blinking. The time away from family, the late nights and the on-call. Here’s to us!
Happy SysAdmin Day!