Chuckles are Where You Find Them

I find things to laugh about in the strangest places. Looking at a job advertised for “system administrator” I found these details:

  • “You thrive on new technologies and take the initiative to incorporate them into your work”
  • “You will have an administrative knowledge of many or all of the following: Win2K, NT, XP, Unix, SQL 2K, Exchange, DNS, DHCP, IIS, IP Routing, Security and AD Policy Management. A+, MCSE, or CCNA certifications are a definite asset.”

No Vista or “7” anywhere in there… Chuckle 😉 I don’t know where they are hiding the “new technologies”. Maybe it’s NT.

No kidding. That roundup sounds a lot like a place I worked in five years ago, in a school in the Arctic. It’s a different place but equally locked-in and at the bottom of a deep hole. I wrote them once about using IT in education. They have a high rate of IT staff turnover. I explained what I would change in their system if I were on the job. They did not reply…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Chuckles are Where You Find Them

  1. Dann says:

    Their “requirements” for a System Admin sounds more like some corporate puff piece / marketing slogans than an actual honest plea for a decent sys admin.

    For wanting someone who thrives on new tech, they sure go about it in a strange way.

    Heck, if they are serious about new technologies, why don’t they have Arch or Gentoo down in their req? =)

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