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Captiosus Donating Member (711 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-12-08 09:02 PM
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17. If you don't mind my asking, even though it's off topic
Edited on Sun Oct-12-08 09:04 PM by Captiosus
How did your business get ripped off? :(

My IT story: I'm a network engineer. In the late 90's, I absolutely hated working with network engineers who didn't document their work very well. They always said it was their "job security". When I got a job as a lead network engineer for a small business (200 clients, 3 servers - 2 Windows NT, 1 Linux), I kept meticulous records.

That ended up being my undoing. In October of 2000 the higher ups in the company canned the entire IT department except for one tier 1 helpdesk guy. They took the binder of records and outsourced their entire network needs to some third party, lowest bidder company. They just handed all the records over. The company didn't have to do jack.

I still keep records like that but 8 years later the way I got bent over for doing my job still hurts. Though, when I did get benefits, a bunch of the guys I had worked with before - those guys who didn't like keeping records - were also in the Unemployment line.
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