Say what you will, but if the sysadmin decides to halt all the servers, no one will be getting anything productive done.
Devs, DBAs, salespeople, CXOs; the whole gamut of the workforce should be thankful that the unappreciated system administrators let them use their precious network.
Therefore, it’s a hearty thank you to all of the sysadmins out there, and today is a day for you. I’m glad you’re handling the support calls from the general workforce instead of me.
But rather than going into neckbeard-cliche territory myself, I’d rather just let the song below do it for me.
Remember, they are probably caffeine addicts, so a coffee or slab of coke is going to be appreciated. Or, if you want to be a superstar, offer to tidy up the patch board — go on, I double dare you.