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  • Oh damn I wasn't expecting to have an existential crisis from an IT questionnaire today LOL

    "does society appreciate you?" 

    🤣

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  • W0rld d0minati0n...

    I knew it!!! 🤣

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  • dimforest wrote:

    Oh damn I wasn't expecting to have an existential crisis from an IT questionnaire today LOL

    "does society appreciate you?" 

    🤣

    Asking the deep questions that IT pros wanna know :)

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  • Submitted

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  • Done!  Thanks for the extra 11 pts as well ;) tee hee

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  • Done thanks.

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  • an anonymous survey that gets submitted to our employers? :¬O

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  • Done

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  • All submitted.

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  • That was kind of not annoying as surveys go.

    Thanks!

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  • A relevant survey asking what matters to us.

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  • That was a quick and easy survey. Thanks.

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  • Thank you, this one made me really think.

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  • All done. Some interesting questions on that one that made me think a bit.

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  • filled in!

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  • Done, now let me re-evaluate my existence. 😔

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  • When you are done with it let us know how many of us are grumpy/burned out 😁

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  • Thanks!

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  • That was a good survey as surveys go! I feel spicy now.

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  • Asking the tough questions... wayyyy too early in the morning! One of the better surveys I've taken- thanks!

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  • Done!

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  • another job well done!

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  • That quiz was easy. 

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  • World Domination...  What are we going to do tonight, Brain?

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  • The vendor questions got me. I have a great relationship with one of my vendors. He doesn't try to sell me managed services or tell me how they can take over our help desk or junk like that. He understands that I occasionally need help or expertise, but not a full blown "we'll do it all". He also gets that I don't have time to hold their tech's hand. That is, if I hire them to install some access points but have to be with them during the installation, I might as well do it myself. 

    Other vendors I use are very transactional. We spend almost as much time hammering out the details of teh scope of work as they do performing the work. If I had that much time, I'd acquire the expertise myself and save the money. My print services vendor is great for this. Just last week, the main copier in one of my buildings quit working. I called them in to take a look. The problem? The printer and postage machine were plugged in to a 5 port unmanaged switch and someone had created a network loop by plugging another network cable into it. This caused the core managed switch to disabled that port because RSTP is enabled. The solution? Unplug the looped cable. But that was outside the scope of support from my printer vendor o I had to drive across town to unplug it myself. FUUUU!!

    Too many vendors cold call me and really push to get a meeting on my calendar. Ain't nobody got time for that! You may have the best product since sliced bread, but if I'm not working on that project right now, I don't care. I may even be interested in your product, but its not my current agenda. Aggressively trying to insert yourself into my timeline will not impress me. When the time comes for me to plan a project involving your product I will contact you. Until then, please don't waste my time. Inform me about your product and let me go on with my day.

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  • The survey has basically shown me that my job is at a good place to work, and what I really don't like is IT.

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  • dimforest wrote:

    Oh damn I wasn't expecting to have an existential crisis from an IT questionnaire today LOL

    "does society appreciate you?" 

    🤣

    Right?

    I guess it depends on which society. At least I haven't gotten canceled.

    As far as I can tell. I guess if this gets zero likes and zero responses, I'll know...

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  • TFT86P :)

    Pretty easy survey, not too long this time. 

    This question needs a "NA" option for those of us in the Government, Education, or Non-Profit sectors:  "What was your organization's annual revenue in the most recent 12-month reporting period?"  I just went with "I don't know".

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  • Completed!

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  • Good survey, keep up the good work SpiceFolks!

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  • Society appreciates me.  I think.  It depends on how far out you zoom.  Society at a local community level definitely appreciates me.  Move up to the city level and they appreciate my property taxes.  Move up to the state level and they appreciate my income taxes.  Move up to the country level and I'm just a rounding error.

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  • well... that was a slap in the face of my relevance.

    LOL!

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  • Spiceworks World Domination Headquarters? I'd sell my soul to that

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  • I actually kind of enjoyed that survey, thank you.

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  • Interesting survey.  I look forward to seeing the results.  

    I reaffirmed that I'm in a pretty good place at this point in my life.  

    After I get done IT-ing, I get to go home and tend my chickens!

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  • On the Sys Admin Day questions, the key question they left out was "Had you ever heard of Sys Admin Day prior to being part of the Spiceworks forums?" or "Have you participated in any Sys Admin Day activities besides those here at Spiceworks?"  I answered yes to all the Sys Admin Day questions because of my involvement with this community.  Outside of here, if you mention Sys Admin Day, people just look at you funny.

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  • Done. Thanks for the well structured survey as always!

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  • I rather liked that survey.

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  • It would have been nice to have an open-ended remarks option towards the end.

    That being said, I selected that I have received "Thank You" cards from other employees within the company. We do something called "Shout Outs" where employees can write thank yous of sorts to an individual in the organization and HR puts them together with a bag of candy and tokens that can be turned in at a certain point for a $25 check. The IT department staff does not get these "Shout Outs" as often as the staff in other departments.

    Also, certain departments within the organization, and even just certain groups within a department, tend to often throw IT under the bus to where we use a buddy system in some dealings, as well as making documentation of things as much as possible, as proof that we did our job to the best of our ability with the resources we have access to.

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  • I was amused by the sysadmin day questions, even though I do sysadmin stuff all the time I have zero plans to start trying to get people to celebrate it, feels a little too self-aggrandizing for my tastes. I also am of the opinion that there are already too many "holidays" anyways. Bah humbug lol

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  • Peter (Spiceworks) wrote:

    dimforest wrote:

    Oh damn I wasn't expecting to have an existential crisis from an IT questionnaire today LOL

    "does society appreciate you?" 

    🤣

    Asking the deep questions that IT pros wanna know :)

    you missed a key question about pay range.  I think most of us would love to know the wage ranges that most of us fall into

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  • Tim_Myth ​

    Tim_Myth wrote:

    ...... Aggressively trying to insert yourself into my timeline will not impress me. When the time comes for me to plan a project involving your product I will contact you. Until then, please don't waste my time. Inform me about your product and let me go on with my day.

    Double-spice!  Well said Tim!

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  • Done and done!

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  • Filling out surveys while on heavy painkillers is scary and fun.

    "Does society appreciate me?" I work for the local school district. If they did, they would pay me more.

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  • annnnnnd - DONE!  The answers told me what I already knew - its time to move on.

    CK

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  • Completed!

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  • Done!

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  • Done. That was quick.

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