You somberly answer the phone to find out what the big emergency is. It’s the alarm company letting you know they’ve received a notification that your server room temperature is above normal and rising.
You get yourself out bed, get dressed and venture out of the house to drive down to the office to manage the situation. By 5 a.m., you were able to get the AC repairman in place. The temperature is dropping back to normal levels, but now you’re at work and there’s no reason to head back home.
This may sound like a crazy abnormal day, but to the sysadmins of the world, this is the norm.
As everyone starts arriving at the office, they’re wondering why you look so tired, yet they also want to know why the printer isn’t working right.
We understand just how crazy your days can be and how under-appreciated you may feel. We know what you do and how much you do that saves the company from near disasters daily. You’re needed and required to keep the doors open so everyone can get their emails and check their Facebook newsfeeds.
Welcome to being a sysadmin. It’s 24/7 keeping the network room and servers in order as well as supporting your users.
Even though many may not realize just how much you help, we understand. We appreciate you and your efforts.
Because in our opinion, every day is truly a SysAdmin Day.