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RE: Looking for a Tier 1 ISP Mentor for career advice.
From: Leigh Porter <leigh.porter () ukbroadband com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:39:37 +0000

-----Original Message-----
From: Thorsten Dahm [mailto:t.dahm () resolution de]
Sent: 02 December 2011 12:28
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: Looking for a Tier 1 ISP Mentor for career advice.

Am 12/1/11 9:35 PM, schrieb David Radcliffe:
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.

The downside of this is that you are not around in the office in case
someone wants to talk to you. I often end up with guys from our
operations team or other teams stopping at my desk and ask questions.
Or
guys who want to have a quick chat about a problem and want to ask for
an advice or idea. Or people who want to learn Perl and have a question
that you can answer in 30 seconds.

And it means you do not get 'noticed' as much. I work from home when I have a task to get done that benefits from not 
having to talk to people. A specific document that needs completing or some more PowerPoint waffle for a pointless 
meeting with people who won't get it anyway.

Other than that, I try to be in the office.

--
Leigh




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