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The sysadmin cycle of life is to get hired then spend several years fixing, consolidating and automating until someone decides they don't need to keep paying a sysadmin "for nothing".

No, that's a good sysadmin. Bad sys admins are indispensable.

There was a post recently comparing that to "the carpets are just naturally clean all the time, so we laid off the cleaning staff".

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