IT - Humor

Flashback Friday: You're Welcome
ComputerWorld, September 25th, 2020
There's no winning this one.

It's sometime around the turn of the millennium, and this pilot fish is part of the small corporate IT staff for a regional engineering firm.

'Part of our job was general user support for the marketing and sales staff, most of whom were issued laptops to use,' says fish. 'Of course, there was no training on how to use them.

'So one Sunday morning around 8 a.m., I get a phone call at home from one of our VP of sales gurus. He was sitting in a hotel room a good distance away, trying to access his email. Nothing worked, and he needed help now - never mind that we were not supposed to provide support from home or work overtime.'

Not the greatest decision ever made

"A very large thunderstorm is headed for this company's data center, and there's reason to worry, says a pilot fish working there.

The company is the product of several mergers back in the late '90s, when it was decided that the newest data center would be the new company's production data center. That particular data center was, of course, built for a much smaller company than the merged entity, so it had to be immediately expanded..."

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