Happy Sysadmin Day
It seems it is once again System Administrator Appreciation Day. The one day a year (last Friday of July) where everyone stops and shows their appreciation to their systems administrator or team of systems administrators. Some of us are still called “operators” or more likely we are just known around your office as the “IT team”, the “Ops team”, the “computer guys” or any combination thereof. Regardless of how we are referred to, we are the people whose sole purpose in life is trying to make your life easier, better, and more secure. If you don’t have a lot of problems with the computers or network, it means we are doing our job well. If you do have some problems with the computers or network, rest assured that it is not our fault, however we are the ones working through the nights and giving up our weekends to resolve these problems almost always caused by others.
So make sure and stop by the IT dungeon sometime today and show your appreciation to your sysadmins. If you aren’t sure how to show your appreciation, a friendly greeting, a thank you, a cup of coffee, donuts, coupons for a free lunch, taking us out to lunch, or even just cold hard cash are some of the ways that you can tell your sysadmin how much you appreciate them.