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Re: [SLUG] linux jobs ##
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] linux jobs ##
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Sep 9 03:28:31 2000
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> Minh Van wrote:
> do people use linux with real expectations of gaining 'pure' linux sys
> admin positions or do they use it as a sort of primer for unix admin jobs?
A little of both, I'm sure.
> would, and could somebody who uses linux expect a realistic (good) outcome
> from an employer demanding linux or linux-related skills ? i'm just
> wondering about the potential demand or better likelihood of somebody who
> puts the effort to master it and the corresponding professional
> recognition that linux gives them ?
It really depends on the employer. In my experience, Linux has simply been a
tool to solve problems with. It just happens to have suited most of the
situations I've stumbled across in the last while.
In a business/commercial situation, learn it, and use it when it's
appropriate. Religious devotion to 'the cause' isn't won't help in these
situations, and flexibility is a virtue.
Find an enlightened employer. They need you more than you need them
(although don't rely on this situation to continue - always keep learning!).
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