It's Saturday morning, and this non-IT pilot fish who works for an air-conditioning equipment distributor has to head into the office to pick up a part for a customer.
"As I arrived, I spotted our IT guys, who were there to transfer the company's servers to a different building," says fish.
"Why didn't you call me? I asked one of them. 'I just got here,' he said.
"Anyway, they started making plans to tear down the entire system. How long is this going to last? I asked. His reply was 'All weekend.'
"I said, why don't you just wheel the racks to the second-floor ledge, and I can use the forklift to move them from building one to building two?
"The two of them looked at each other and thought I was crazy.
"I had both racks moved in 30 minutes and the system was up and running by 1:30 p.m. We all enjoyed a nice weekend after that."
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