An anonymous reader writes: Is the ability to drive a car indispensable for system administration, in general?
I recently had an interview for a system administration position. The interviewers were concerned about my lack of experience, but seemed moderately impressed by my level of skill. The interview came to an end, though, when I admitted that I did not know how to drive a car. I cannot fault their decision: they needed a system administrator who could drive to the co-location site, buy components, and so forth. I often read comments that these things are expected of system administrators, though I've never seen them directly stated as job requirements — not surprising, as the inability to drive is rare.
For my part, I know that when I tried to learn to drive, I was extraordinarily bad at it; the world is safer without my driving a car.
So I want to know whether it is really the case that any system administration position will require the ability to drive. If not, where do I look for the exceptions?