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Have to say, the task you get hired to do, when the client knows that you know nothing about the tech, is sweet. After you get past the aaaargh! phase, and have it all figured out.

I'd like to change my skills list to generalist/analyst, but it's like a secret handshake - only others who do the same would fully understand.

@grumpysmiffy just last week I wrote to a client “I have done that thing again where I told you it wasn’t possible and then I figured out a way”. Which implies that that’s become a bit of a trait known by both client and me.

Said client (month to month engagement since end of 2012!) refers to me now as ‘trusted advisor’. I’m just the sysadmin.

Keep at it, even with the day to day difficulty of it, you can turn it into your strength.

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