As an employee, it is no doubt that we should spare no effort to contribute to your employer since it pays us salary. But at the same time, we should also consider how to utilise the company's resource to enrich ourselves. After all, only if we become more competent and brilliant, the company can benefit more from us, and this will be a definitely win-win situation. In this post, I will illuminate how to take advantage of company's "hardware" and "software" resource.
(1) “Hardware resource”: The company has many equipments and devices which the single person can’t afford. During my work in
Aicent, we have servers embedded with
X86 processor is ubiquitous whilst
SPARC is not so common, so I have a very precious opportunity to learn about this
RISC architecture: its instruction set, register window, etc. Another example is in
HP/HPE, where I can harness the best servers in this world, this is a really amazing experience! As my manager said, the intranet has all the materials about
HP/HPE server, and no one has said you can’t learn it. So whether exploit this treasure or not totally depends on yourself.
(2) “Software resource”: Without working in the same company, you may not recognize your current colleagues, so please cherish this luck. You should always try to “steal” knowledge from your partners. For example, A previous
HP/HPE fellow is an expert in
Linux, and we has the cooperation in a performance tuning task. During the whole work, I tried my best to learn many skills in profiling and taming
Linux from him, and the gain still take effect to date. The other instance is many companies may provide training or online courses. So grab these chances!
Hope everyone can fulfil his own work and improve yourself at the same time! Good luck!