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Re: [vox] Are you jobs boring?

On Wed, 1 May 2002, Don Werve wrote:

> Question for VOX: I'm going to be re-entering the student world in a few 
> years, with about 4 years of solid Solaris/Linux system administration under 
> my belt, as well as some pretty gnarly Perl, C, PHP, and Java coding 
> skills; I'm going to have a go with starting my own software company[1],
> but if that doesn't work out, how difficult a time will I have finding a
> job with a university as a sysadmin?

At this point in time, it isn't impossible, but not simple either.

A year or two ago, there were tons of openings, and few applicants. UCD 
tends to pay less than outside companies, so a position might be posted 
several times before being filled.

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