What do you do for a living?

View Poll Results: What do you do for a living?
Systems Administrator 78 29.10%
Developer/Engineer 69 25.75%
Other 38 14.18%
Student 31 11.57%
Technical Support 27 10.07%
DBA 9 3.36%
Security Administrator/Engineer 7 2.61%
Project Manager 4 1.49%
Network Administrator 3 1.12%
Instructor/Professor 2 0.75%
Voters: 268. This poll is closed

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# 50  
Old 08-05-2010
Originally Posted by Neo
Hahaha.... If you want great looking women, exotic islands, and something you might actually have a chance of doing in a career, try being a scuba diving instructor. You get to work with a lot of nice women in bikinis and swim together, hang out on the boat and in the resorts, and meet a lot of interesting people.
wow... scuba diving instructor sounds cool. Now all I have to do is learn how to swim and I am set!!
# 51  
Old 08-26-2010
Student But would like to get more hands on unix before call me as unix administrator.
# 52  
Old 08-30-2010
Hi all!
I'm an IT employer. So I do technical support as my job for a living. I'm glad to answer any question relating to IT field if I can.

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# 53  
Old 09-02-2010
Originally Posted by sparcguy
Unix administrator, sometimes they call us unix engineer so they can charge the customers more $$$$$$$ but otherwise yeah I manage unix boxes for a living and have done so since 92. I was with the services teams for a few years running projects but my calling is to be a sysadmin so I think that's probably what I'll do until they put me into the ground ... kekeke

At one time I used do only sun but these days it's not enough so one needs to be versatile so now I'm also supporting hpux and other os.
I kind of do what you started to do, SUN only right now.

I basically do:

1. Support for Solaris: We handle customer cases from trivial to escalated issues.

2. Installations for SUN servers/Storage/Tape Library/Blade centers/SANs/Solaris.

3. Support/Service for SUN Hardware (Servers SPARC/X86, Blades, Disk Arrays/SANS, Tape libraries, backup softwares sometimes netbackup and legato).

4. Regular preventive maintenance and checkups.

5. Sales support and management.

6. Training, sometimes we train customers for Solaris administration.

7. Sometimes Linux calls.

I'd like to get exposure other UNIX flavors...maybe I need to change jobs to do that Smilie
# 54  
Old 09-27-2010
VOIP network support
Our core runs on SUN boxes with Solaris 10
I've had to learn some UNIX as a way to troubleshoot
# 55  
Old 10-04-2010
I am a AIX,Linux Sys Admin.

Last edited by Koopa_Troopa; 05-16-2011 at 11:05 AM..
# 56  
Old 11-02-2010
interesting! student now
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