Please, show your appreciation.
Friday, July 27th, 2012, is the 13th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, give your System Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication.
We've all been there.
Let's face it, System Administrators get no respect 365 days a year. This is the day that all fellow System Administrators across the globe, will be showered with expensive sports cars and large piles of cash in appreciation of their diligent work. But seriously, we are asking for a nice token gift and some public acknowledgment. It's the least you could do. Consider all the daunting tasks and long hours (weekends too.) Let's be honest, sometimes we don't know our System Administrators as well as they know us. Remember this is one day to recognize your System Administrator for their workplace contributions and to promote professional excellence. Thank them for all the things they do for you and your business.
We also give thanks to our own system administrators here at Neowin on this special day. I'm sure they will appreciate a message from our members expressing gratitude for the countless forum and main page upgrades, quickly resolved bugs on the site, and who remembers the water damage to our servers last year which meant a few long days getting the site back in good working order.
System administrators really are the unsung heroes behind most companies -including Neowin, because if everything is hunky-dory, it means they are doing their job well and for that we're grateful.
So if you're at work or wherever, don't forget to give your System Administrator a hug, or something.