looking for a sys admin

William Attwood wattwood at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 17:00:54 MST 2009


On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 4:54 PM, Brandon Stout <bms at mscis.org> wrote:

> On 12/06/2009 10:32 PM, Stuart Jansen wrote:
>
> > So you can speak in absolutes, but he can not?
>
> That depends on the absolute.  Some are true.  Some are not.  Naturally
> occurring snow and ice are always cold, absolutely.  Never wanting to
> teach the same point twice is not a good expectation.  Not wanting to
> explain everything twice is reasonable, but never explaining anything
> twice is not reasonable.  Absolutely.
>
> > The longer I work, the more I realize my mentor's advice to keep a good
> > log book. I would argue that between paying attention, taking notes and
> > knowing how to find information without help, a person with aptitude can
> > avoid most repetition when learning a new job.
> >
>
> I agree.  The keyword here is 'most'.  They can avoid 'most' repetition,
> but rarely *all* repetition.  No matter how good someone is, they will
> almost certainly miss something, especially if it's something complex
> and new.
>

I disagree, I'm a robot and I remember everything..... ;-)

Mike is a great guy to work for, and while sometimes brash, he's smart,
capable, and a great mentor.  If you can learn quickly, carry a laptop
around, and take a lot of good notes, you'll be golden in this opportunity.

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