Posts Tagged ‘work ethic’

Far too many times we’re so deep into our IT careers we forget we were once novice engineers and others may have been frustrated by our lack of understanding. However, time and time again I find people state things like “They’re just not that smart” and this is a complete line of crap and this line of thinking needs to be eradicated from all of our minds. I am guilty of this but I find it makes me look dumb to others. I challenge myself to stop thinking such negative thoughts and instead attempt to educate others and make them better engineers. In this field we’re not going to get anywhere if we horde knowledge and shut out others. Now, there are some men/women you just can’t reach no matter how much you care about helping them. If you find yourself explaining yourself over and over just ask yourself ‘Are they ignorant to what I am explaining or do they just don’t care?” Remember, we can actually fix “stupid” by educating but we can’t alter a persons bad work ethic.

Why do we as a society, at least in my generation, see that once we’re off the clock we’re just done and over? I am no advocate for working 80 hour weeks for 40 hour pay all the time; however, that is the spirit that moves you along and jets your career if you know what you’re doing. This is a new behavior I have seen in the field of networking when it comes to non-emergency related situations like documentation and “cleaning up” things like cabling and labels. Why have we become such a “5 O’Clock time to leave” society? Read the rest of this entry »