Health care is a 2billion+ industry. That won't be disbanded until you pry it from their cold, dead hands.
And even with him being the only noted one in his place that uses Linux, he may already have the job security track secured, at the least.
I just worry about the scope creep of this. First its installations, then management, teaching, troubleshooting, on call at odd hours of the night.
It hasnt even been noted to what his main role is, but if he does not work in IT, does he want to end up there? Or does he think this could springboard himself into upper management?
Since I am the only guy with Linux experience I would have to support the Linux installations.
You're going to be the new Sys Admin. On top of your other work, which I am just assuming is not a Sys Admin role.
Let IT worry about IT.
Maybe if they came out with this sooner with a higher cap, but Diablo just might be done for me.
I'll give Warcraft another chance.
So where do you work now???
It is a shame that some things are swept under the rug when they should be magnified appropriately. But when people want to silence an issue, there is ALWAYS a price it can be paid to be achieved . . . .
It means we should find what eats or infects rootworms, what "is in rootworm business" and work from there.
I think the Simpsons have shown that this is a very bad idea.
And I have to agree. Being 30 years old (im 30 as well) and never even having the curiosity to program anything like even a webpage says you kind of fell into that position, accepted it as a 9-5 and is literally by definition a mouse clicker.
But like you cited, starting at 30+ isnt a death knoll. Yea, it sucks that your competition are all fresh out college and on the cutting edge, but thats a risk he's willing to take. Best of luck man.
Junior is usually someone with 0-3 years experience, which is exactly where main OP is.
His leg up on all his other out of college competition will be experience in the work force (IT experience)