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Old 01-26-2010, 10:15 PM
 
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Small town in the desert.
Is it about a hundred mile drive from Grand Junction?
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Is it about a hundred mile drive from Grand Junction?
No sorry. It's nowhere near GJ.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Wow, no direct messages from anyone. You'd think with this economy there'd be some folks willing to relocate for a high tech job.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Wow, no direct messages from anyone. You'd think with this economy there'd be some folks willing to relocate for a high tech job.
Unix SA not a very common job anymore. Most guys doing it are older, established, not willing to move to a desert in the middle of nowhere either. A guy with strong Linux skills should be able to write a ticket anywhere, even in this economy.

Dirty secret of the tech workforce - many people are pretty lightweight in the skills department.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Unix SA not a very common job anymore.
Not true, it is a common job. Why? Because most server rooms and data centers have Unix running, for many of them it's mission critical. The number of such places even more if you include Linux.

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Most guys doing it are older, established, not willing to move to a desert in the middle of nowhere either. A guy with strong Linux skills should be able to write a ticket anywhere, even in this economy.
The only people who can write a ticket anywhere are kernel developers and people with server farm/web farm/enterprise level experience. Run-of-the mill Linux administrators (like myself) are not able to do that, but it's probably easier for us to find a job in a tough economy compared to many other people.

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Dirty secret of the tech workforce - many people are pretty lightweight in the skills department.
I discovered this when I moved to the East Coast after college. I was suprised to find that my undergraduate education and student work experience made me stand out.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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UNIX is dead, lolz.

Post it on Craigslist, it's free (for most locations) and I'm sure someone there will respond. I got the best resumes from CL and ended up hiring our current IT tech.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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UNIX is dead, lolz.
huh?
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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Dirty secret of the tech workforce - many people are pretty lightweight in the skills department.
Another dirty little secret of the industry: there's a distinct possibility that the tech guru sitting in the next cube over is pulling down a healthy six-figure salary, but he never actually bothered to finish his Bachelor's degree.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Another dirty little secret of the industry: there's a distinct possibility that the tech guru sitting in the next cube over is pulling down a healthy six-figure salary, but he never actually bothered to finish his Bachelor's degree.
Who cares, as long as they're good at their job
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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I just think it's interesting. I apologize for hijacking the thread. Hope you get a bite soon.
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