jfruh writes: Being a Unix or Linux admin tends to be an odd kind of job: you often spend much of your workday on your own, with lots of time when you don't have a specific pressing task, punctuated by moments of panic where you need to do something very important right away. Sandra Henry-Stocker, a veteran sysadmin, offers some tips on how to best structure your professional life if you're in this job. Her advice includes setting priorities, knowing your tools, and providing explanations to the co-workers who you help.
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