How to get involved in more projects!
I want to get involved in more projects and server work.
Let me first explain my situation I am 1 of 2 ICT Techs, above us we have a curriculum network manager and above him our systems manager. I have recently become an MCSA (working towards MCSE). Neither of my managers have a strong IT knowledge/ background. An example of this is that, i regularly get asked how to setup different things on the server, how to deploy packages, setup group policies etc. I don't have a problem with this, but i want some recognition.
I also want to get involved in more projects and development. My boss knows i'm capable and has said it many times, but when ever some thing that is over he's head (setting up new server etc) he hires an external contractor. Every job i have ever been asked to do i have done, and i have never messed anything up!
I personally think the reason is because, he doesn't want it to look like i know more than him. Which i can understand.
I have 2 questions
Does anyone have any suggestions to overcome this? or has any one every encountered a similar situation?