For making the impossible possible
"President of the company calls the IT department to ask how to recall an email message, reports a pilot fish in the loop.
Impossible, tech tells him. Once an email message has been sent to the server, it can't be recalled, and trying to do so will just draw attention to the email. The president does not want that..."
Why did anyone think that was a good idea?
"This pilot fish has a business that specializes in keeping data centers clean, which usually means keeping the dust out of sensitive equipment. No heavy lifting.
One day he gets a call from a customer who reports that there's been a serious accident in his server room.
Serious, yes. Accident? Certainly not a natural disaster..."
We're all business up here!
Pilot fish is just starting in IT at this big pharmaceutical company, and he gets a call from an executive admin with a problem.
'She said her monitor had mysteriously gone blank and she was afraid she had lost what she was working on,' says fish. 'I told her not to touch anything and I would be right over.'
When fish arrives on the executive floor, the admin is talking on the phone, but she points to her PC for fish to take a look.