Ruminations on tech, the digital media, and some golf thrown in for good measure.

YOU Are An IT Superstar

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You know who you are.

You, who toil away in obscurity down in the server room while the suits sit upstairs and figure out new ways to make you wish you had gone into a line of work that would have been much safer for your sanity, like salmon fishing in the frozen waters off Alaska.

You, who work to submit a so-called realistic budget, each and every fall, on time, with all the boxes checked, and still, the VP of marketing who couldn’t find his way to an RSS feed if he had a handheld Garmin, always cuts it 25% before he even opens the spreadsheet.

You, who hasn’t had a real lunch break in years because you’re too busy answering idiotic calls on the help desk only to have people call you back and yell at you as though you’re IT Satan himself, because they’re too frickin’ stupid to find a blatantly obvious power button…and then they wonder why you have a bad attitude.

You, who have somehow managed not to go postal on them, when you probably had every right to.

This video is for you.

You, who feel the front line pain each and every long and interminable day, who knows where all the bodies — and the Cat 5 cables — are buried.

You,  who keep the business running, night and day, who respond to the really cool SMS alert that’s triggered by an automated UNIX shell script when the server crashes, which you wrote during the 10 minute coffee break that you never take.

You, the IT superstar.

And, if that’s not you, send it to the person who is.  Send it now.

Do it!

They’ve deserved your thanks for a long, long, longggggggg time.

Written by turbotodd

October 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm

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  1. my husband is sending me off for a spa weekend.


    October 24, 2009 at 12:38 am

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