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Re: Looking for a Tier 1 ISP Mentor for career advice.
From: Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 10:24:59 -0500 (EST)
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From: "randal k" <nanog () data102 com>
Finding the diamond that has strong niche skill, networking, with a broad &
just-deep-enough sysadmin background has been very, very hard. I cannot
emphasize enough the importance of cross-training. Immensely valuable.
A relatively serviceable argument can be made that that guy who knows every
parameter of every command of every version of IOS ever shipped, and which
bugs are in which ones...
is like that cause he's an Aspie, and you're not gonna *get* the other stuff
from him or her, no matter how hard you try.
Luckily, by the time you get to the point where you *need* that person, your
staff is usually large enough that you can absorb some savants.
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra () baylink com
Designer The Things I Think RFC 2100
Ashworth & Associates http://baylink.pitas.com 2000 Land Rover DII
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