This pilot fish works for a county agency where he's the department's liaison to central IT for most things.
"That includes approving access requests from our staff for accounts on various county-wide systems," says fish.
"The one exception to this is the purchasing system. Those requests need to be approved by the agency head or deputy -- both of which have turned over recently.
"Such a request signed by our new lead prompted the county to call me with the following question: 'Is it OK for [our new lead] to approve this?'
"So while I can't approve access requests for the purchasing system, I'm the go-to guy for who can approve them?
"I got through the call without incident, but I was no good for a minute or two after."
Got a minute or two? Tell Sharky your story. Send me your true tale of IT life at email@example.com. You'll get a stylish Shark shirt if I use it. Add your comments below, and read some great old tales in the Sharkives.
Get your daily dose of out-takes from the IT Theater of the Absurd delivered directly to your Inbox. Subscribe now to the Daily Shark Newsletter.