July 31, 2009 is the 10th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. A day set aside for you to thank the people that keep the data flowing through the veins of your building. Having been a system administrator for a long time I appreciate the work that goes into keeping your computer, phone, pda, printer, tablet, or whatever connected and working. It’s a job where success is often gauged by how many people don’t notice changes.
On System Administrator Appreciation Day you get a chance to say thank you to the IT Crowd. It might be as simple as sending the help desk a email to comment on how well the systems are working. I know some people give gifts and others just grab them some coffee.
Personally, I like to give cake.