#SysAdminFun: Customer(by phone): "Hey, can you extract important config X from a VM? I would make it available for you to download as an .ova-file." Me: "np, but please don't forget to provide user 'n pass..." Customer(by eMail): "Due to company rules I am not allowed to provide you any login details. Anyway, please hurry with the vm task! We need the config ASAP. Here is the download link. Really, it's due tomorrow."
After nearly 20 years of working in IT-related roles, across development and security, one thing sticks out like the proverbial "dogs balls" yet so few companies see it.
If you treat your people well, your business will do well. It's so simple. Companies that look after their people retain those people, and those people work hard to make the business succeed.
So, stop treating your people like resources and treat them like humans, for fuck sake!
I'm tired of this idea that if you run Linux you should be able to use the terminal and you must be a developer or hacker. My dad happily uses Linux and he barely knows how to turn on a computer. Some non-techy people just like privacy and freedom.
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