|Crikey! Actual work!
||[Feb. 16th, 2005|08:13 pm]
I started work on Monday. My head is still spinning. Lots to learn really quick. Some quick, ill-conceived impressions after three days:
-Great people to work with
-Fun projects (building new NOC, major fiber backbone work)
-Bureaucracy somewhat quick (like, heavy cream instead of molasses)
-Acceptable upper management support
-Fairly familiar with most software & hardware used
Not quite as good parts:
-Not the newest systems 
-Not the most reliable systems
-No real standardization of... anything really.
-Massively overworked technical staff
-No processes to deal with common issues
-[redacted, but really bad]
-[even worse... no worse... okay, now imagine a steamroller. yup, that's it]
Needless to say, my job now is the [redacted] bit. On the plus side, I live in the server room where no one can get to me. On the minus side, I have 20 seconds to fight for survival before the halon discharge.
 - this could qualify for the understatement of the year award.