[SATLUG] Re: Linux Support Needed in Bandera
damian at suseroot.com
Fri Feb 1 09:56:31 CST 2008
> Damian wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > I've been reading this list for over a year, but have never
>> > work for a small company up in Bandera and am the resident geek,
>> > of my duties include troubleshooting hardware problems and
>> > the network. Right now we have two windows desktops, two Linux
>> > desktops, a headless Linux machine used for backups and serving
>> > and printing to the large Xerox. There are a few printers
>> > some machines on the wired network. The Linux machines are all
>> > Kubuntu.
>> > Anyway, I'm moving to Houston and I don't know of anybody up here
>> > Linux skills that can handle basic IT maintenance duties. The
>> > doesn't need a whole lot of help, but the people in the office aren't
>> > very tech-savvy, so what seem like simple problems to us can ruin
>> > day.
>> > They can pay between $25 and $50 an hour depending on the person's
>> > experience. If you're just a regular Linux user and you can also
>> > support the Windows machines and network, you are plenty
>> > you're a pro, you can request something closer to the $50/hour. I'd
>> > imagine they might need a few hours of work per month.
>> > It's a very laid-back atmosphere and the people are great. If
>> > interested, or knows someone who might be, please let me know.
>> > worried because I finally got them to embrace Linux, Firefox,
>> > Thunderbird, OpenOffice, etc. and I don't want to leave them
>> > regretting their decision.
>> > Thanks!
>> > -Damian
> I am interested but the problem is that I live in Marion which is about
> 2 hours from Bandera. And I also just started a new job on nightshift
> so I would probably only be able to get out there on maybe a Saturday or
> Sunday. What kind of problems do they usually have?
Hi Sam. While they wouldn't need same-day response, I think they would
need it on weekdays. Sometimes they'll accidentally change a setting in
Thunderbird and wonder why they can't send emails. Maybe a PSU dies and
they can't figure out why the computer isn't working. They may need
help ordering and installing a new monitor. Maybe they need to restore
a QuickBooks backup and don't know how to do it.
Simple stuff. They don't need a superhero, just someone who is
flexible, honest, and can use the google when the going gets tough.
(PS: I sent this once from an email alias and I don't think it went
through, sorry if it goes twice)
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