Sounds like you have a case of "admin is an admin for the money".
This is a matter that is bothered me for a while now, there are
so many ppl in the industry now a'days (I say with only 5 years xp, hehehe)
that are not really into what they are doing.
I think it should be a policy that hence forth no company shall hire
an admin that does not have at least a 5 machine personal network at home,
and neglects friends/girlfiends/family to sit at a computer and be a nerd.
Any person (in my judgement) that is this type of admin would have to know
the wonders of perl & unix.
So my advice for you, talk to you boss, have him fire the admin
and hire someone who knows the power of perl and unix :)
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