Tag Archives: work

Being on-call and how to still have a life!

So, one of the requirements of my current job is being on-call. I won’t call it an upside or a downside, because it really is a bit of both. The downside it means I have to have my work phone on me at all times when I’m on-call, make sure my laptop is with me when I plan on going… Read more »

Letting go by learning how to delegate. It’s harder than it looks!

So I recently had a situation where I was required to delegate. Woah, was this harder than expected. The job in question was something I’d been working on for a while – it hadn’t been able to receive my full attention as it hadn’t yet had the full thrust of any management “This is important” pushed onto me. So it… Read more »

How did I get where I am in IT?

UPDATE – I have recently revised this post as of November 2016. Spurred on by reading a similar blog post on Adam Fowlers blog (go have a read: How did you get into I.T.?) I decided to do a post of my own about how I ended up where I am today. I’m relatively lucky in that I wanted to… Read more »

An update to ‘Admitting your mistakes…and quickly’

(This is an update to a post I made about admitting your mistakes, which you can read here!) As some of you who read this may be aware, I recently posted on Twitter about an exceptionally bad day I had at work. I had a MAJOR screw up. This isn’t the kind of screw up you can brush under the… Read more »

Public Service vs. Academia – my current observations

So I’ve been working for a government organisation for just over 18 months now. After working for a university, it’s been an interesting transition. I realise that, having never been exposed to ‘Corporate land’, I may have some bias but this post will take a look at a few of the things I’ve noticed that are extremely different…and a few… Read more »

“You can pry into anyone’s files or emails….right?” I really hate this question!

As a systems administrator, I have a higher level of access to people’s information – their files, their account details, their email. But, as quoted a number of times in SpiderMan, “With great power comes great responsibility”. Yes – I can pry into anyone’s files or emails *if* (big “if” here) I was requested to by a manager, in writing… Read more »