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Aug. 30th, 2006

08:40 pm - Plea to my friends list: Anybody want a SysAdmin job?

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Today, I interviewed two people. It was depressing.

If you are looking for work and think you might be an acceptable candidate for a SysAdmin position (we're apparently looking for both Sr. SysAdmin and Jr. SysAdmin -- the latter being a Windows or mostly Windows desktop support job, mostly), please let me know. If you have a resume I could forward on to the appropriate people, PLEASE give it to me.

Thank you. That is all.

[Edit: Also... software support "consulting engineer", for DNS and DHCP and related things? Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?]

Current Location: 806
Current Mood: depresseddepressed by sub-mediocrity

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From:melissa_mifeng
Date:August 31st, 2006 06:18 am (UTC)
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I'll trade you one moron at my work for a new hire that doesnt fit your bill.

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From:mavjop
Date:August 31st, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
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Hmm...

hehe :) Sorry, no trade. At least I have the possibility of persuading people not to hire unsuitable people.
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From:quix
Date:August 31st, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
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I'd be interested, but the commute would really blow, sorry. :)
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From:mavjop
Date:August 31st, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
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Hehe. Well, are you prepared to relocate to sunny California? =)
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From:mavjop
Date:August 31st, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
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Oh, also, interested in software support (a different open job req -- "Consulting Engineer")? :) For big corporate customers, not for lots of lusers. For that one, we might not need relocation. I'd have to check with the appropriate manager.
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From:wendelina2
Date:August 31st, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
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I don't think that manager is opposed to remote people, but I think she also wants someone in the office.
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From:mavjop
Date:August 31st, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
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*nod*
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From:brianwilliams
Date:August 31st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)

Job market must be great!

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The job market must be pretty amazing if you find that everyone you interview is sub par. That means all the "good people" are happily employed.

It almost sounds like the 1999 "You have a pulse? You're hired! Here's your signing bonus and a BMW we're leasing for you" days.
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From:mavjop
Date:August 31st, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)

Re: Job market must be great!

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Not really. I mean, maybe at some companies, but definitely not at mine.

The job market is pretty good. Parsecs better than 2(?)-5 years ago.

The thing is, though, finding really GOOD people is always super-hard. Now it's super-hard because they all have jobs already. 4 years ago it was hard because while some really good people didn't have jobs, those who did were more interested in hanging on to them than considering different jobs, and those who were available had to be found among the swarming hordes of useless people.

Now, almost nobody applying is good. Then, the good were lost in the sea of bad.

Nominum has no time for useless people.
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From:delphinus
Date:September 5th, 2006 09:51 am (UTC)

Re: Job market must be great!

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It's interesting that the timeframes you just described apply to my industry as well... and it's interesting how many of those 1999 people you run into as well.
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From:mavjop
Date:September 5th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Job market must be great!

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Well, I think that the bursting of the tech industry bubble was at least correlated with an overall (and especially science/technology) economic slump, so not too surprising. I suspect that the realisation that all these companies with no business plan for ever making any money that the VCs had been pumping funds into were ... companies with no business plan for ever making any money ... may have been brought about in part due to the start of a down-turn.
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From:mavjop
Date:August 31st, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
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We're certainly looking for people to fulfill similar rôles. Obviously finding a drop-in replacement is impossible, but still need support people!

I was interviewing sysadmin candidates yesterday.
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From:kreggan
Date:September 1st, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)
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Mmm. Good luck with that.
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From:mavjop
Date:September 1st, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
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We'll need luck finding people up to our standards for ... well, systems, support and engineering. It's bloody hard.
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