teaching young IT certed person about old minis/mainframes

Jerry Kemp other at oryx.cc
Thu Nov 20 10:48:46 CST 2014

On 11/20/14 03:29 AM, Dave G4UGM wrote:
> You probably don't.

I have to 2nd Dave's comment above.

I love being an IT person, but you have to have a continual drive to move 
forward and succeed.  Long, weird hours are not uncommon, and when you aren't 
working, at least some of your free time should be spent training & studying for 
what ever is coming up next.

And, typically anyone succeeding in the above environment should be rewarded for 
their efforts, unfortunately, any financial rewards are tempered by competitors 
from 3rd world countries happy to work for pennies on the dollar.

If you want to plant a seed, or answer questions, thats great.  But even at a 
junior level, if you want to stay ahead, that drive has to be there, and there 
is no substitute for it.


> What you need to do is get them in a learning mood,
> where  they want to learn, and then they may teach themselves. How you do this depends
> on the business culture where you are and the person themselves, and the
> resources you have available. When you say "maintain" what does this involve,
> hardware maintenance, software maintence, admin tasks such as adding user
> accounts, backups?
> Dave

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