Thought it might be a pretty good thing to post some of these up:
So, I have been working on a migration from 1 cloud service to another and I asked if we are ready to go for this weekend. Here's what I got from the tech: "Weekend go-lives need to be scheduled in advanced and approved ahead of time and at this point it doesnt even sound like the infrastructure is in place so this weekend is not very likely."
The infrastructure isn't in place? Fine...even though when we discussed this I said the first week of December or the 2nd would be a good time to do it and the tech said "this sounds totally doable".
What I'm ranting about is since we started this little journey back in October, I have said over and over that this is happening on a weekend. I may be able to give them an afternoon on Friday, but that's it. Don't come telling me it has to be scheduled and whatnot when I have been saying this in EVERY conversation that it will.
OK rant over even though I'm still mad at that little nugget.
@Minion-Queen I put a link to the jobs that are available in Japan. We are based in Fukouka, but that doesn't mean you'll stay there
If anyone wants to make a huge jump to another country, we are growing fast there.
Hey, guys!!! @JessWaterfordTech recommended me to this place, so here I am. At another site, I am Jeff6586. I figured I would change it up a bit
Everything working fine today, then this:
"I am running some issues with my outlook these two days.
It is hardly connected to the server, thus stop downloading emails to my outlook.
I am currently physically in China. Could you help look at what is going on?"
Ugh! Hate these e-mails!!
User located in China. Access to company resources forbidden. User account blocked until they return to the office to have their machine re-imaged.
What's even better about this? It came in.....via e-mail.
Didn't see a IT News thread and I thought it would be a good idea to post this up for those affected.
So, didn't get the job I interviewed for because I didn't have certs.
Can I downvote the company?
Haha!! They seemed like a very good company to be honest!! The whole "we are looking for specialized skills that you get with certifications" is kinda dumb if you ask me. It's that whole argument "are certifications necessary?"
So certs are more important than skills?
If they knew that they required certs, the interview was a farce just to waste your time?
I call this corporate cat fishing.
They actually said and I quote "It’s a combination of types of experience and best practices knowledge, which usually comes from dedicated training, certifications, and the like."
If they think that TRAINING is how you learn, I think you likely dodged a bullet. I know of almost no skill that comes from training rather than learning.
I hope you are correct about dodging a bullet. I guess the search continues, but the clock is ticking for me.
I'm a "cash in hand" kind of guy and I won't stop being concerned until I walk in on my first day of whatever new job I land.
Police looking for man who jump CA freeway on a dirt bike (with video)
Have to admit, that was a sick jump!!
Stuck making a decision between 3 possible job opportunities (for now):
@scottalanmiller When a business person says "Was the server down" - they don't many the physical box. They mean whatever that box provides to them, or the customers, or whatever that box does... The fact that its not off, its rebooting, doesn't matter - 'what it does' was down... for four hours.
Yes and no. Was the server down? No, it was in a greenzone. I speak to business people only about this stuff, and "offline in a down time" is never considered "down". And an application down to the system team is "not down." Is the server down? "Nope, go look into your app."
I realize that in the SMB people tend to look at one person for all of the questions from networking to systems to apps, but in the enterprise, if someone asks if the server is down the question is about a server, not an application. If a business person wants to know about X, they ask about X - competent business people don't start digging under the hood and asking the wrong questions to "sound cool." If the car doesn't work, a competent business person asks "is the car working" to their mechanic, they do not say "check if there is enough oil" when they actually want to know if the car works - clearly not a relevant question.
Part of work is extrapolating what people mean, even if they asked the question in the wrong way. "Is the car working" covers fuel, seats, keys, doors etc, the same as "Is the server down" covers it being in a reboot state... yes, what that server does is down.
Sure - but at the same time it's your job to help break those people from lumping all those things together.
is the car working - answer - yes, the CAR is working, but the stereo is not. If they ask you why you said yes to the car is working, you explain that one has nothing to do with the other, and that it's important for them to understand that so they can ensure the correct people are looking at the actual problem.
That was my point. Don't just let them be wrong.
Right, I was driving your point home.
You drove the point to the house, then kicked it out without stopping
New Chevelle...VERY excited!!
The North Corridor is the upcoming eighth studio album from the American rock band Chevelle. The album is scheduled to be released on July 8, 2016. Wikipedia
Sorry I didn't add more info!!
This band really doesn't put out a bad album, so I am pumped!!!