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    Talking Anyone want an IT job?

    I'm hiring a junior IT person at work to handle all the junk that I don't want the rest of my team dealing with. It's a great opportunity for someone to get into the technology industry and you'll definitely learn a lot. Daily tasks can be anything that comes in the door from other employees but most likely will be:
    - printers that won't print / scan
    - computers that won't connect to the internet (tone the port, find it in the server room and figure it out)
    - employees that can't figure out how to adjust settings on their computers
    - setting up computers for new hires
    - managing virus scan software, keyfob systems and camera systems
    - anything else that walks in the door

    It's in Okotoks but it's not that far from south Calgary. If you're technically inclined or know someone that is, and would like to work with technology, send me a resume. Preferably someone with at least a couple of years experience but not required. I'm extremely particular with grammar so make sure you run that spell check a few times.

    The last guy that I hired for IT ended up moving into a full time software developer position within my team so if you also know how to write code or do UI / UX design, I can keep you busy there as well.
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    Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.

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    People keep asking for my email address and then ghosting.
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    you do realize this is the internet right? lol
    Originally posted by rob the knob
    mar, you are good guy at heart
    you must realize your limitations
    then you will be happy if you fine place in live
    Originally posted by blitz
    Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.

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    Might help to state what sort of knowledge you look for, any possible training that could benefit and salary range.

    Junior roles can vary so widely that you could be looking for a dead start entry type role but expect more of a seasoned person. I bring this up especially around the last two points and makes me wonder what else this person would be doing that isnt't mentioned.

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    Id recommend it to someone if the starting rate is 18/hr or greater.

    - how many work stations?

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    Starting wage is over $20 per hour, varying by experience.

    I don't really have any expectation on knowledge, it doesn't take a whole lot of knowledge to install a printer driver. I'm basically looking for someone that just lives a technically focused lifestyle and is just generally interested in technology. You're likely not going to know how to take a camera license and add an additional IP camera to our server but if you have an interest in learning, you'll easily pick it up after I show you once or twice. Eventually after I show you enough things once or twice, you can start picking things up on your own. It's not hard, I promise.
    If you have no interest in learning cool stuff and don't have passion for technology, this isn't for you.

    There are about 40 workstations, no domain controller, no remote support. You need to use your legs and walk to the machine to fix it.
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    then you will be happy if you fine place in live
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    Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.

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    Your expectations seem to be at odds. You want someone technically focused, who can pick things up fast, but who has a few years experience, and will work for $20/hour. Those are rates you see straight out of school, not a few years experience. I think you need to revisit either your expectations, or your budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LilDrunkenSmurf View Post
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    Your expectations seem to be at odds. You want someone technically focused, who can pick things up fast, but who has a few years experience, and will work for $20/hour. Those are rates you see straight out of school, not a few years experience. I think you need to revisit either your expectations, or your budget.
    Hey, in this job market, he may get someone like that. Who knows.

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    Hey, in this job market, he may get someone like that. Who knows.
    You're not wrong. Which makes me a bit sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mar View Post
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    There are about 40 workstations, no domain controller, no remote support. You need to use your legs and walk to the machine to fix it.
    Now I know why you need help ..... haha. Have you done a 3-5y cost analysis of switching over to domain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    Now I know why you need help ..... haha. Have you done a 3-5y cost analysis of switching over to domain?
    I saw this too and HEAVILY cringed. NO domain controller.. no WSUS... nothing managing? The poor person who has to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebane View Post
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    I saw this too and HEAVILY cringed. NO domain controller.. no WSUS... nothing managing? The poor person who has to do this.
    1 FTE @ $20/hr vs $20K CAPEX for servers and MS Licenses, may be cheaper to hire a guy.

    40 workstations I believe is over limit of SMB licenses as well.

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    I'm not an IT guy, but didn't we have a similar conversation about some network that Mar was taking care of? Might be a reflection of the clients he has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    1 FTE @ $20/hr vs $20K CAPEX for servers and MS Licenses, may be cheaper to hire a guy.

    40 workstations I believe is over limit of SMB licenses as well.
    Initial costs will always be high, but once the system is up and running and everyone is going smoothly your FTE can become a part time person that comes in for a couple hours a week if necessary. You only need a FTE in an environment like this when things need to be done all the time.

    I was involved in an office of 15 staff who had a poorly setup infrastructure and I spent about 3 months in there on a part time basis and by the time I was gone they had properly configured group policies, bitlocker, wsus, and av management.

    If clients are having that many issues then you need to start looking at the infrastructure and how things are setup.

    Really not trying to make this a crap on thread, but so much to be desired and required that is missing.

    And I think Extra is correct in regards to him having a thread earlier about networking stuff.

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    With 40 stations, and no DC, I wonder if you are better off having an image of one WS and then deploy the same exact system (hardware) to everyone as they go down (licensed of course) - instead of trying to repair a buggy WS.

    You can have emails, printers, software, AV, etc. pre loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I'm not an IT guy, but didn't we have a similar conversation about some network that Mar was taking care of? Might be a reflection of the clients he has.
    If you look back at Mar's history of threads, I don't think it's his clients that are the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    Now I know why you need help ..... haha. Have you done a 3-5y cost analysis of switching over to domain?
    I have zero time to do that, I'm managing a team trying to do a major software release within a month, managing the IT infrastructure of a current office renovation to add 3 board rooms and 30 new workstations, a complete server room rewire, phones that are possessed by a demon and I'm trying to hire someone. I literally haven't taken lunch in so long I can't remember. I need someone else to do half this stuff for me.

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    I saw this too and HEAVILY cringed. NO domain controller.. no WSUS... nothing managing? The poor person who has to do this.
    Nothing. When I started, there were 3 computers running 32 bit Windows 7 with hacked license keys. I've built it to what it is and I'm not even an IT guy.

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    I'm not an IT guy, but didn't we have a similar conversation about some network that Mar was taking care of? Might be a reflection of the clients he has.
    I'm also not an IT guy and I'm even less of a network guy. I started a thread years ago with a photo of a 48 port switch, a 16 port, an 8 port and a D-Link wireless G switch to run the entire company. I got the help I needed and I now have five 48 port managed switches, VMWare server, 3 UPS, phone server, security server, load balanced dual ISP and firewall, all rack mounted. I also have a rats nest of cabling to take care of this week.

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    With 40 stations, and no DC, I wonder if you are better off having an image of one WS and then deploy the same exact system (hardware) to everyone as they go down (licensed of course) - instead of trying to repair a buggy WS.

    You can have emails, printers, software, AV, etc. pre loaded.
    That's ideal and I'd like to hire someone that can set that up for me because I've been using Linux for 13 years and my knowledge of Microsoft products is less than zero. We have Pixelbooks at the office so my deal solution would be to have cloud work stations people can log into wherever they are and all of their documents are on their cloud station. I have no idea how to do that except what Amazon offers of a subscription based service and that's a $1000 monthly bill for all of our employees. We're already paying $10 per month for Google accounts for everyone.
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    then you will be happy if you fine place in live
    Originally posted by blitz
    Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.

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    You dont need a junior team person - you need a contractor to come in and set everything up so that its easy to manage by someone on call. This involves standardization and some upfront costs.

    ~4-6 month p/t position.

    Otherwise, you will end up 2, new F/T employees JUST dealing with this debacle as it gets more complicated down the road with more systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    You dont need a junior team person - you need a contractor to come in and set everything up so that its easy to manage by someone on call. This involves standardization and some upfront costs.

    ~4-6 month p/t position.

    Otherwise, you will end up 2, new F/T employees JUST dealing with this debacle as it gets more complicated down the road with more systems.
    Let's hope he listens to us

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    So Mar, you are not running a Microsoft shop at all at that place of business?

    Then I think $20/hr could be a bit low.

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