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The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition by Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup

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Chapter 32. Being Happy

This chapter is about being a happy system administrator. Happiness means different things to different people. A happy SA deals well with stress and an endless incoming workload, looks forward to going to work each day, and has a positive relationship with customers, coworkers, and managers. Happiness is feeling sufficiently in control of your work life and having a good social and family life. It means feeling like you’re accomplishing something and deriving satisfaction from your job. It means getting along well with the people you work with, as well as with the management above you.

Just as happiness means different things to different people, various techniques in this chapter may appeal more to some readers than ...

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