jfruh writes: A lot of Unix sysadmins work in isolation from their co-workers on solitary tasks that aren't directly related to their company's products or services; this can lead to an attitude of separateness that in a worst case scenario gives rise to Bastard Operators From Hell. While the BOFH is a fun fiction for sysadmins to work out their frustration, actually having a good time at work and advancing your career requires an entirely separate set of interpersonal skills. Longtime sysadmin Sandra Henry-Stocker has some advice for up and comers.
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