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Happy Sysadmin Day to all of you guys!

We’re a few people to know what incredible jobs you accomplish everyday :) Your work deserves to be acknowledged publicly this day!

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      Received the first check of my newest raise today, so it’s already a great day. Happy Sysadmin day to everyone!

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        Me too!

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          Congrats! Enjoy your weekend :)

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          lucky guy here! ;)

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            Hard work has paid off. Since I’ve been here, I’ve done everything I can to improve things. Moved email to a reliable provider, set up endpoint protection, removed local admin rights for those who don’t really need it (no complaints yet), created a standard install image, deployed a firewall, negotiated a private fiber line for our office, fixed outstanding issues with the PBX and phone system in general, started backups for all workstations and servers (both on and off-site), deployed a digital timeclock system for plant workers, migrated all machines off of XP, began the process of migrating our voicemail server off of Windows Server 2003, ran cable to a new office building, upgraded our switch from 10/100 to 1000, and a bunch of other things. The company is growing (yay!) and I want to see it continue to do so with as little trouble as possible. Our parts and transportation departments have doubled in size, and it’s fun seeing my users be able to just jump in and have things just work.

            It’s been a lot of hard work, but I’ve done everything I can with a low budget since it is an impoverished and rural area. I’ve done everything I can to save the company money and make a peicemeal environment relatively standard and making it work for users. I have some of the most awesome users in the world and I am thankful for having a job where I can do what I enjoy with a low level of stress. Small business IT gets a bad rap for often being underpaid or not having a budget, but I enjoy it.

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          I wish the company I work for agreed… ;p

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            Nothing can stop a motivated sysadmin ;) http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/devotion_to_duty.png)

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                Sociopathy is not exactly a common trait I’ve known to be common with sysadmins. In fact, if there’s usually one person you can trust with passwords and the like…

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                  A sociopath is not necessarily malicious, and neither is a malicious individual necessarily a sociopath. HTH

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              No windows tag? ;)

              Happy sysadmin day! Remember to check for security updates today!

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                Windows administration is best celebrated together with the anniversary of the mouse. Wink.

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                Happy sysadmin day!

                We kept up our tradition at work and had cake to celebrate. :)

                May the queries flow, and your pagers be quiet.

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                  Yum! That’s a nice cake. I got doughnuts =)

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                  Thanks for reminding me about this. I tend to forget about this joyous day. Your post forced me to reflect on all of the great sysadmins that inspired me to get where I am today, so thank you.

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                      Another great opportunity to eat cakes!!!