I’ve been in the SharePoint administrator role a few times and it is very like being a lifeguard or fireman. When nothing is going wrong, it looks like you’re not fully utilized. Managers want you do be busy doing something, working on specific projects. (This is to make them look busy, too.) Only when things go wrong is your real value to the organization fully appreciated—in a short and intense time you get to prove your worth to your manager and others. But I have actually seen administrators who generate a constant state of fake crises so they can look like they are constantly saving the day and putting out fires. This is done to make them look important.