Monday, February 7, 2011
Monday Madness - Workin' In A Coal Mine
There are times when I truly wish I had chosen another career path. As you can see from the lack of posts last week, it was a busy time for me. Between all the chaos at work and trying to finish up my class, I had absolutely no energy. Working a 17 hour day on Friday until about 11 pm didn't help much either.
Yeah, the life of a glorified Server Administrator isn't all it's cracked up to be. I know most people think we just hit a few buttons now and then before getting back to our Xbox game or something (heck, my wife mimes that very activity at me all the time when she feels like giving me crap). After all, computers are usually quite orderly. They do what they've been told to do. When things truly break however (as opposed to those things we IT guys like to call features of the software), it's rare that the problem is easy to fix. This is when us IT guys put in the extra hours, working through the night if need be to make sure Joe Schmoe can get to his email on Monday morning.
Needless to say, I didn't find much time (or energy) to say hi to everyone and put in a post or two. I actually feel a bit bad because I didn't even stop by anyone's blogs this weekend. I like to keep up on what everyone else has to say, even if some days I don't have anything to say :)
In any event, I'm performing cleanup from Friday's mess and still wondering why I chose this particular field. Maybe that's why I'm trying to become a better writer. Heck, if it weren't for the pay, I'd probably just shift gears and do it full time. Sigh...