See, THIS is what responsibility gets you

Power outage takes down the office where this IT pilot fish works, so after he makes sure everything is OK he's sent home.

"Power was not expected to be restored that day because three power poles were taken out by a traffic accident," says fish. "I had powered off the UPSes to stop the beeping noises.

"Four hours later I got a call from my boss -- it sounded like he was in his car -- who said power had been restored. He said he tried to bring up the servers but didn't know which of the UPSes were working and which ones weren't.

"All he could restore was the phone system, by moving the power plug to a different UPS. I must have missed one. He also admitted to 'pushing several buttons on different things' but nothing seemed to work.

"I volunteered to drive back in and bring up all the servers and network hardware so everything would be operational for business. My boss said not to worry about it, as no one would be in the office to work.

"It didn't occur to him that office personnel show up as early as 6 a.m., and a physical inventory count crew was due to start at 7 a.m. as well.

"5 a.m. comes really early..."

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