/ BLOG / Unappreciated (sys|network|desktop)admins?

Whilst there are a few exceptions which prove the rule, Paul Cesarini speaks nothing but the truth;

Having been on the administrative end of academic technology, I appreciate the difficulties facing the information-technology staff. No one pats you on the back if nothing goes wrong, but if something does — if a virus or worm sweeps through the campus's network infrastructure, or someone hijacks some computers to churn out spam — you are off everyone's Christmas-card list.