What is it like working as a Web Administrator?
Web Administrator in Glasgow:
"Hacks, hackers, headaches."
Pros: Work from home.
Can be very creative in a technical field.
Challenge new technology and systems.
Great learning experience.
Minimal interaction with people.
Near full control over your work process and environment. Orientated towards deliverable's and maintenance.
Can be mentally draining and physically sedentary.
Customer demands can be unreasonable or have no basis in practical terms. Constraints on software and service use can add additional complications.
Self-employed, so there's no holidays, no pension, no benefits and you file your own taxes. You have no insurance that you will continue to be employed by a single company.
If you're on the periphery of a business, internal politics can affect your work without your knowledge or commentary. This often results in redacting or rebuilding your past work.
As "the Tech" you will often be asked to help with tasks unrelated to your job description. This can range from the trivial to the infuriating.
What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Web Administrator in Leicester:
"Confirming future pay expectations"
I can recommend getting any mention of potential pay or benefits expectations in writing and agreeing on regularly reviewing performance (e.g.: every quarter) to establish whether you deserve them.