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Re: Looking for a Tier 1 ISP Mentor for career advice.
From: David Radcliffe <david () davidradcliffe org>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 16:35:27 -0500

The reason it is not more accepted is too many people still think "If I cannot 
see you you must not be working."

Since I like to work and code (I spend 10 hours a day on the computer at the 
office, think about work related stuff in the shower, and often write Perl code 
at home to deal with various household tasks) I work quite well at home.  
There are more distractions at the office and my productivity is greater in my 
home computer room during those times I have to put in some extra for the 
office.

Actually, the best reason I have for working from home is I work much better 
when naked and they have asked me to stop showing up that way at the office.

On Thursday, December 01, 2011 01:47:22 PM Scott Weeks wrote:
---- On 12/1/2011 10:21 AM, Leigh Porter wrote: ---------

I am looking for just such a person now. Good Juniper, some Cisco and
Sysadmin experience with an ISP background..

[...]

So if anybody is looking for something to do around London...

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Something I'd like to tell hiring folks lurking out there based on my
experiences from living on an island far from population centers where
all the jobs are...  :-)

One way to get such folks, as described in the previous posts, is to allow
telecommuting.  Have them come into the main office immediately after
hiring them for 3-4 months, evaluate them and show them what's expected. 
Then let them go home to telecommute and have them come into the office a
couple/few times a year for a week or two each time.  They can even be
required to work the same hours as the location where all the other
engineers are.  Or, on the big networks folks living in places like Hawaii
can be the carry-over shift from US timezone to Asian timezones.  This
allows for a more productive employee many times because they are enjoying
life where they live, rather than be forced into the larger population
centers.

In our industry, especially with all the tools we have today, it would seem
that telecommuting would be more accepted, but it's not and I don't
understand why.

scott

-- 
David Radcliffe
Network Engineer/Linux Specialist
david () davidradcliffe org
www.davidradcliffe.org

Nothing ever gets solved better with panic.
If you do not know the answer, it is probably "42."


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