I've been wanting to become, or at least get on the path leading to the position of a Network or Systems Administrator for almost 3 years now. I've google searched everything I can about it, I've talked with a few admins and others in similar IT fields, I've read books... I've even got a small Debian server going for my home network. I've already got a plan for certs and school, and I'm keen on what types of jobs are out there for getting into the field. I know what I want, and how to get there, so I'm not exactly asking for advice (though I'm all ears should you have any).
However, I can't seem to satisfy my craving for learning more about the job, and the people that do it every day. I've found a few terribly low-traffic and outdated forums on the topic, I've found a few other forums with a sub topic, but it's mostly just their problems. Maybe I haven't found what I'm looking for because I'm not looking for any specific info. I know the general tasks that most admins do every day, I know about working with hardware, both servers and desktops, I have fundamental understanding of networking... I don't know, I just want to hear what admins have to say about their job. Do you like it? Do you hate it? What tasks do you have to do? I know every company has a different name, and different responsibilities to go along with it, so I'm sure that there's a variety of daily items on your to-do list.
I just want to talk about being a SysAdmin and what it's like.