So it turns out taking a devops job when you know absolutely nothing about devops is a bad idea.

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    Go figure
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    There's always this learning curve. Once you flatten it out, it becomes normal
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    Surprise fucking surprise
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    get the DevOps hand book
    The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class ... - Amazon.com
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    You took the job knowing it required reasonable knowledge on the subject, or is it more like a junior position thing?

    If it's the latter you'll be fine, learning curve might be steep but you'll learn a lot. If it's the former then all I can say is good luck :p
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    You don't say πŸ€”
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    There's a lot wrong with this.
    1) you lack the experience
    2) you were hired without the experience
    3) some moron put an inexperienced person in devops.

    So unless this was a junior position....
    @jilano, get ma popcorn ready bro!
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    I have so many questions about this, but I’ll table them and just say.... good luck.
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    Philosophy my ass
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    @neeno it is supposed to be a junior position and the other devs are already on board. Still scary af so far.
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    @RocketSurgeon eh don't worry then, you'll get through it. It's probably gonna be rough for the first weeks, but you'll eventually get the hang of it
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    @C0D4 Popcorn is here! 🍿🍿🍿
    You get some! And you! And you! Everyone get some popcorn!

    I like to think that in some parallel universe on an app called HRant, there's a guy swaying: "So it turns out hiring when you know nothing about hiring is a bad idea."

    "How hard can it be? It's not rocket surgery after all!"
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    Damn, that rocket surgery wordplay. Nice
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    Well, most employers dunno who they want and they end up using top 10 words to describe some other thing instead! Hope that *good* guys didn't suffer from your appearance πŸ˜‚
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    I almost went down a similar route.

    There was this time I saw an opportunity for a full-fledged sysadmin role (not simply an assistant), and it was open even for fresh college grads! I knew it was silly and I know nothing about the role, but hey, if fresh grads can apply, why don't I try. So I did.

    I underwent their hiring process which was oddly straightforward: pass a test and get an offer. Oh, and the "test" turned out to be an IQ test lol.

    Anyway, I did well apparently and so they told me to come back tomorrow to discuss the contract. That night I was literally scrambling to learn sysad, fast. Somehow I resorted to binge-watching random tuts on YouTube πŸ˜‚.

    The next day, just before I took off to their office, they contacted me. Apparently they just had an emergency meeting and realized their mistake.
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    But did you get fired?
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    @jeeper it turns out that devops is actually not that complicated there's just a lot to learn.
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    @RocketSurgeon that describes basically almost any programming position XD
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    @RocketSurgeon I thing getting a job you can learn in is the best thing
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