I have been stuck sysadmining for years, trying to keep up with the latest development fads, all the while watching folks from other countries getting the nice development jobs. I wish I had a buck for every time I had to help them get their code working or help them keep it from killing a system.
You can despise collective bargaining organizations to your hearts content, but the guy who puts the bolts on you car might just be providing a better living for his family. I have always disliked unions, but after so many years making computers do things for those who have trouble with 4 function calculators, I'm beginning to understand what they were meant to do, bad results not withstanding. Why DO I carry a pager 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, most of the time, for free?
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