Thanks again, everyone, for the well wishes!
Changing topics, I have a question for the professional crowd here. I know this varies greatly based on location, company, and experience, but I'm in a position to ask to me moved to a salaried position at my job based on how many duties I know handle and I'm needing some help negotiating that salary.
I definitely qualify as a Systems Administrator, with all of the things I do for our systems at my job. I start one year ago as an IT Support Technician at an hourly wage.
I'm worried about getting rejected when asking to become salaried, but at some point I need to give myself the credit I deserve and be ready to move to a different company where my skills are appreciated if they don't budge.
Everything varies from what I can see online, but a majority of the entry level Sys Admin positions I could find appear to be between $50-60k/year. I'm not sure if that's factoring in fringe bene's or not.