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skipdogg
Nov 29, 2004
Resident SRT-4 Expert


This stuff is horrific. It makes me really appreciate the interview/hiring process at my current company.

Clear professional communication at all times
Benefit information publicly available for anyone to look at
Professionally done interviews with a decent mix of tech/personality questions, but keeping in professional guidelines.
2 page offer letter going over total compensation with fancy pie charts and everything
Excellent communication from recruiter during hiring process.

Since the 1st of the year, all job postings have posted compensation ranges, no more guessing what a job pays.


The worst part was going through the BG check with HireRight, but it could have been worse I guess.

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Vargatron
Apr 19, 2008

MRAZZLE DAZZLE




oof probably an automotive job too.

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005


Internet Explorer posted:

yotj! yotj! yotj!
*bangs on desk*
YOTJ! YOTJ! YOTJ!

Uh! I wasn't looking, but it might be time for me, too. Good friend and someone who used to work for me just reached out about a sweet new position he is trying to fill.

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!


imho if HR is trying to automate things that require human interaction, that should be clear sign to stay away.

skipdogg
Nov 29, 2004
Resident SRT-4 Expert


Internet Explorer posted:

Uh! I wasn't looking, but it might be time for me, too. Good friend and someone who used to work for me just reached out about a sweet new position he is trying to fill.

The best way to get a job.

Keep up with your friendships and professional networks folks!

The Iron Rose
May 12, 2012

Cat Army


skipdogg posted:

The best way to get a job.

Keep up with your friendships and professional networks folks!


agreed, applying to jobs is by far the worst way to get a new job!

build that network y'all

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006


Just wear the fucking mask, Bob

I don't care how many people I probably infected with COVID-19 while refusing to wear a mask, my comfort is far more important than the health and safety of everyone around me!



Sickening posted:

Oh yeah, I am also not attending your company's anything for a CHANCE at an amazon gift card. You either give me the loving thing or shut the gently caress up.

For a while there was a trend of online luncheons and the company would send you a gift card for some place to eat while you watched. We had a company send us a Domino's gift card, so my boss ordered a pizza.

"Hi, Dominos? I'd like to order two pizzas"

*What do you guys what on your pizza?*

me: Ask if they have fromunda cheese

"Do you guys have...fromunda cheese? Okay."

*They don't have it. What else?*

Biowarfare
Nov 8, 2010

I JUST WISH THIS WAS A PONY SO I COULD JERK IT WHILE I PLAY WOW

i've seen some insane "ai video" interview companies that say they can tell "dependability and cognitive ability" with that. because craniometry in 2021 is a thing

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari


Are we all just describing the remote firing from Up In The Air?

Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

Thanks Ants posted:

Are we all just describing the remote firing from Up In The Air?

Right before covid hit, I was working for a hospital but stationed in a outlying building. When covid arrived, the writing was on the wall for half my team in getting furloughed/laid-off. On a Friday, the manager emails some of us and said to come to her office ( which was inside a large community hospital) to talk. I called her up and said "just tell me if I'm getting let go, I'm not going to risk picking up covid at the hospital just to get laid off." I later turned in my laptop in the parking lot and left that shithole of a job in my rearview.

I think I'd rather get laid off by video conference if it meant saving me time/gas/headaches. At that stage in the game the deal is done, nothing either of us say will change the outcome.

klosterdev
Oct 10, 2006

Na na na na na na na na Batman!

I think at least opening with doing it in person unless you say otherwise is the right decision. It shows a bare minimum amount of respect. Imagine being laid off via text message. Look at my face and say it motherfucker.

Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

klosterdev posted:

I think at least opening with doing it in person unless you say otherwise is the right decision. It shows a bare minimum amount of respect. Imagine being laid off via text message. Look at my face and say it motherfucker.

That's fair. I knew it was coming, so I knew what "the talk" was going to be about. I agree, in-person is the best way to initiate it.

Hughmoris fucked around with this message at 20:48 on Apr 30, 2021

His Divine Shadow
Aug 7, 2000

I'm not a fascist. I'm a priest. Fascists dress up in black and tell people what to do.


Urghhhh, setting up a VPN on our firewall to another network in order to run citrix workspace via the vpn and it's not working. All the settings look fine, I can ping the server, I can telnet into the server, I can run the citrix app on my mobile while connected to our lan via wifi and then it works. I've had two other people look at the firewall settings and everyone agrees it looks right. But as soon as I run it from a windows app it times out. The guy on the other side of the VPN is sending out a new firewall next week but I doubt it'll work since it works via android now, this tells me it's not the firewall.

I was gonna test it on a centos computer to see if it's a windows specific thing but that was still compiling an app that was required to run citrix and the clock 1600 and I went home. So can't try it until monday. But I got this feeling it's some network settings, group policy related perhaps... But I've fiddled with that and tried turning off all the windows firewall stuff alternatively opening all ports for all programs (bad practice but for error seeking...) but doesn't make a difference.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari


I see people struggle with this sort of thing so many times, and they sink hours into it before doing packet captures.

Capture the traffic on your local firewall, is it getting forwarded over the link? Yes? Now check the other firewall, see if traffic is being dropped there. Do the same for traffic coming back in.

rafikki
Mar 8, 2008

I see what you did there. (It's pretty easy, since ducks have a field of vision spanning 340 degrees.)

~SMcD

Thanks Ants posted:

I see people struggle with this sort of thing so many times, and they sink hours into it before doing packet captures.

Capture the traffic on your local firewall, is it getting forwarded over the link? Yes? Now check the other firewall, see if traffic is being dropped there. Do the same for traffic coming back in.

Yuuup. Straight to packet captures is the way to go. Possibly also on the actual hosts too, if the firewall pcaps look ok.

ptier
Jul 2, 2007

Back off man, I'm a scientist.


Pillbug

rafikki posted:

Yuuup. Straight to packet captures is the way to go. Possibly also on the actual hosts too, if the firewall pcaps look ok.

This is the way.

Sepist
Dec 25, 2005

FUCK BITCHES, ROUTE PACKETS


Gravy Boat 2k

Unless your troubleshooting an end to end encrypted session then lmao good loving luck. Hate troubleshooting https poo poo.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



Sepist posted:

Unless your troubleshooting an end to end encrypted session then lmao good loving luck. Hate troubleshooting https poo poo.

If openssl s_client doesn't give me enough info to figure it out, I claim it's unsolvable and wash my hands of it.

rafikki
Mar 8, 2008

I see what you did there. (It's pretty easy, since ducks have a field of vision spanning 340 degrees.)

~SMcD

Sepist posted:

Unless your troubleshooting an end to end encrypted session then lmao good loving luck. Hate troubleshooting https poo poo.

I mean, the pcap will at least let you rule out networking issues. I traced down some asymmetric routing issue in a customer's environment that we didn't have access to most of their network equipment by looking at the pcaps we could get and seeing the layer 2 rewrites were not going back to where they had originated from on the way in.

Sepist
Dec 25, 2005

FUCK BITCHES, ROUTE PACKETS


Gravy Boat 2k

Sure, there's just times when it's not enough unfortunately. One of our apps is proxied through cloudflare to an AWS nlb to a haproxy (for host header manipulation before CF introduced workers) which then sends it based on uri to another nlb to another haproxy to the backend instances. This entire process is encrypted. It is a pain to troubleshoot because of all the encryption and manipulation in the path. Ideally I would have something like nubeva doing packet mirroring and decryption for me but that is not in yet but....one day.

I also want to rip it all out and rebuild but my team doesn't really have the cycles for a large undertaking like that.

Sepist fucked around with this message at 23:19 on May 1, 2021

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD

Does anyone know anything about Symantec Endpoint Protection?

Our machine firewall rules seem to have changed recently and I want to know what ports are blocked and which ports I'm allowed to open, but I have no way of viewing the configuration in the app.

Is there a config file or registry area that I can look at?

Rooted Vegetable
Jun 1, 2002



Hughmoris posted:

I know it's been said already but I just want to add another vote to "Do your research on the company" before the interview.

I usually brush up on the high-level details such as history, mission/vision, any recent press in the news etc...

Last time I was interviewing for a BI position, I dug around their other job openings and noticed a slew of IT related positions open. ...,

You know, this is the most practical list of what to actually look at I've seen in all my years of hearing "research the company". I've been asking "ok, what do I actually do" to hear the first sentence repeated ad nauseum

PCjr sidecar
Jan 26, 2011

dude, you gotta end it on the rhyme



~Coxy posted:

Does anyone know anything about Symantec Endpoint Protection?

Our machine firewall rules seem to have changed recently and I want to know what ports are blocked and which ports I'm allowed to open, but I have no way of viewing the configuration in the app.

Is there a config file or registry area that I can look at?

Itís dogshit, op. Go ask your sep admin lol.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





PCjr sidecar posted:

Itís dogshit, op. Go ask your sep admin lol.

This. Someone has a console where they manage all the settings. Become friends with them, you'll need the help.

His Divine Shadow
Aug 7, 2000

I'm not a fascist. I'm a priest. Fascists dress up in black and tell people what to do.


Thanks Ants posted:

I see people struggle with this sort of thing so many times, and they sink hours into it before doing packet captures.

Capture the traffic on your local firewall, is it getting forwarded over the link? Yes? Now check the other firewall, see if traffic is being dropped there. Do the same for traffic coming back in.

I installed wireshark and also looked at the traffic in the firewall. The data I got in the firewall traffic monitor was very sparse, only showed a few outgoing calls from my workstation to the host I was trying to connect to, and saying it was allowed. Got a lot more back and forth in wireshark, but I don't really know how to interpret that. The firewall on my side was not denying anything however that I could see wrt traffic. Same when I tried it on my phone, mostly just shows it accepting or denying traffic and it was allowing all I could see.

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006


Just wear the fucking mask, Bob

I don't care how many people I probably infected with COVID-19 while refusing to wear a mask, my comfort is far more important than the health and safety of everyone around me!



~Coxy posted:

Does anyone know anything about Symantec Endpoint Protection?

Our machine firewall rules seem to have changed recently and I want to know what ports are blocked and which ports I'm allowed to open, but I have no way of viewing the configuration in the app.

Is there a config file or registry area that I can look at?

You can possibly see what's being blocked...

Right click the Symantec icon in your system tray, open Endpoint Protection. Then click on 'Network and Host Exploit Mitigation' and choose 'Network Activity'



Otherwise you will need to go to https://your-sep-server:8443/console/apps/sepm and login as admin

devmd01
Mar 7, 2006

Elektronik
Supersonik


Never buy Symantec. Especially endpoint protection. Management Platform is a close second!

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

We moved from whatever Microsoft Enterprise AV is now called to Cisco AMP. It's fine I guess. Just alot of noise and according to TAC you can't just disable those alerts.

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD

Bob Morales posted:

You can possibly see what's being blocked...

Right click the Symantec icon in your system tray, open Endpoint Protection. Then click on 'Network and Host Exploit Mitigation' and choose 'Network Activity'



Otherwise you will need to go to https://your-sep-server:8443/console/apps/sepm and login as admin



Thanks for this. Bananas that there's no way to even see the list of rules as a pleb.

To even get to be able to view the Network Activity screen I had to start the GUI from an admin command prompt. (If I just open it from the systray it won't even let me go into anything)

uhhhhahhhhohahhh
Oct 9, 2012


If you had the choice between working for two Professional Services companies (both mostly remote) but one was working with just a single, large client and the other is most likely going to be lots of clients, which one would you prefer? I'm personally leaning towards the single client setup, but it's for a big American ISP that people probably don't like, even though they aren't really an ISP in the EU with way better benefits than the other one. But the other one is also only about 120-150 staff and has offices in other countries, including one I'm potentially emigrating to in the next 1.5 - 2 years, which could be very helpful.

Obviously this is all hypothetical because I haven't been offered poo poo (and most likely won't), but have final stage interviews very soon.

uhhhhahhhhohahhh fucked around with this message at 13:17 on May 3, 2021

Sepist
Dec 25, 2005

FUCK BITCHES, ROUTE PACKETS


Gravy Boat 2k

One of those sounds like staff aug vs post sales engineering. I would personally go the second route but it'll probably be more chaotic and challenging

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006


Just wear the fucking mask, Bob

I don't care how many people I probably infected with COVID-19 while refusing to wear a mask, my comfort is far more important than the health and safety of everyone around me!



A computer on the network just lit up all our IDS and poo poo

Connecting to known malware sites blah blah.

It's my manager's computer. A bunch of crypto sites etc. He's always in his office buying buttcoins and other poo poo trying to get rich. I hope he got a virus and it fucks some poo poo up.

uhhhhahhhhohahhh
Oct 9, 2012


Sepist posted:

One of those sounds like staff aug vs post sales engineering. I would personally go the second route but it'll probably be more chaotic and challenging

They're both NAC consultant/engineer jobs. The first/big one is specifically designing and then I guess supporting a NAC rollout for their biggest client. The second would be doing it for any of their existing and new clients then handing it off.

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!



Bob Morales posted:

A computer on the network just lit up all our IDS and poo poo

Connecting to known malware sites blah blah.

It's my manager's computer. A bunch of crypto sites etc. He's always in his office buying buttcoins and other poo poo trying to get rich. I hope he got a virus and it fucks some poo poo up.

Mustache Ride
Sep 11, 2001






uhhhhahhhhohahhh posted:

They're both NAC consultant/engineer jobs. The first/big one is specifically designing and then I guess supporting a NAC rollout for their biggest client. The second would be doing it for any of their existing and new clients then handing it off.

The question is do you want to be on long term support for a single NAC deployment that has a larger than average chance of getting cancelled halfway through because somebody's cousins uncle got hired at the client as a consultant and said this is a bad thing or do you want to be the NAC specialist who does the same thing 12-45 times a year and maybe pick up alcoholism in the process.

Both have downsides, but I prefer the job stability, so when presented with the same choice (but not for NAC) a few years ago I went with the second choice and now have a subscription whiskey delivery service.

holtemon
May 2, 2019

Do what I said cause I said it

New ticket: my Outlook keeps freezing!

Remote in and see 40 Excel applications running. No exaggeration, 40 different instances of Excel.

Me: "You could close some of those Excel sheets out so other programs will stop freezing..."

Them: "NO I need them all"

What am I supposed to do here??

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

holtemon posted:

New ticket: my Outlook keeps freezing!

Remote in and see 40 Excel applications running. No exaggeration, 40 different instances of Excel.

Me: "You could close some of those Excel sheets out so other programs will stop freezing..."

Them: "NO I need them all"

What am I supposed to do here??

Tell them to use OWA, or close some Excel spreadsheets. That Outlook won't work due to how many sheets he has open.

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005


Finally looking to tackle asset management for once. Anyone have any suggestions? Something that integrates with FreshService/ZenDesk/Intune would be ideal.

The Fool
Oct 16, 2003



Fresh service has a built in asset management thing that was perfectly serviceable when I used it.

Snipe-IT is also good but doesnít integrate with anything that Iím aware of

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bobmarleysghost
Mar 7, 2006





We use Snipe-IT here, it's pretty good.

It has an API that you could use to integrate it with stuff.

I introduced it and it was what finally convinced my boss that we didn't need to name computers with the current employee's name and instead use an anonymous identifier with a prefix.

1st level tech is happy they don't need to rename computers when a computer is reassigned.

bobmarleysghost fucked around with this message at 16:18 on May 3, 2021

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