Even in the smallest and low-budget company, there are hidden supermen, without which the work of this company can stand up completely. Yes, we are talking about system administrators. Those who stand guard over the performance of all computer equipment and programs. Naturally, these supermen have their own holiday - Day of the system administrator, which is celebrated in July, on its last Friday. Although most often in our country is proclaimed on July 31 Day of the system administrator. And it's not so important whether it's Friday or not.
A little bit about the history
When in the company everything works stably, like a mechanism in a Swiss watch, no one remembers the sysadmin. But if something suddenly suddenly "zaglyuchilo" or "jammed", immediately about this "invisible" member of the team will remember everything. That's why, in the not too distant 2000, the American sysadmin Ted Kekatos, flattered by the beautiful advertising of HP printers, decided that within the framework of his work collective it would be nice to note thanks to his modest profession. Then in Chicago on the last Friday of July passed a modest picnic, which laid the beginning of a beautiful tradition. Since then, the Day of System Administrator began to celebrate in different companies around the world. And in Russia as well. And here, by the way, the holiday became no less popular than somewhere abroad.
It is noteworthy that the Day of the system administrator in the United States is called somewhat differently - Thanksgiving Day to the sysadmin. And this, perhaps, is a more correct approach. Even, it would seem, the simplest e-mail could not work if such a small and inconspicuous employee as a sysadmin did not set it up for you. What can we say about the various work programs that are used consistently and daily in the company. Therefore, the name "Thanksgiving" more fully conveys the essence of the holiday: to express gratitude to the person who builds, monitors and, if necessary, adjusts the working capacity of all office equipment.
And what about Russia?
Naturally, in Russia the vacancy of the system administrator is also one of the most popular, though not always highly paid. And if you consider that many companies and companies are opening up on the principle of "hastily", the admins of the work are then added: to distribute, connect and adjust everything in such a way that it is both convenient and workable, moreover, it does not violate all laws and regulations. Therefore, many work collectives approach very creatively to the "small holiday of the little man" of the company. Day of the system administrator in Russia since 2006 has ceased to be simply day of a calendar which is important only to the sysadmin. Every year, an all-Russian gathering is held near Kaluga, which is attended by more and more participants every year. And it can not but rejoice. And for many sysadmins to get a ticket or at least a holiday in honor of this gathering is already a huge gift. Or at least some kind of congratulations on your professional world holiday.
Leader: how to congratulate a sysadmin
Not every manager considers such an important thing as congratulations on the Day of the System Administrator important. But in vain. At first glance, the activity of the sysadmin is invisible, its productivity is exactly what is expressed in it - everything is working in the company and goes on as usual, without failures. And so it is important for the employee to receive at least some gratitude for his work on a professional holiday. Especially from the head. It is not necessary to write out a bonus, as well as giving a day off or a day off. It is enough to show a little imagination. For example, order a large cake with a themed inscription and congratulations. Several rabbits are killed at once: the sysadmin was congratulated, and the team drank tea or coffee during the break.
Team: how to congratulate a sysadmin
It's still simpler here. Congratulations on the Day of the system administrator from the team do not require special investment: it is enough to thank your "program curator" and wish him something pleasant. And some employees will be useful in general to get acquainted with such a technical colleague (in large companies, not all know each other!). And, of course, it is always possible, in honor of the holiday, to treat the sysadmin to a tasty coffee or dessert.
Programmers and sysadmins
Do not confuse these two professions. Day of the system administrator is a holiday of the workers providing operation and functioning of all programs in a local network, adjustment of this same network, connection to it of new devices and workplaces. But the Day of the programmer, which is celebrated on September 13th, is a completely different holiday. On this day, honor those who develop and create programs in which we then work.