This pilot fish works as an IT tech at a government facility where the latest buzzword is a federal initiative called the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
"The boss called a meeting to discuss what these new requirements will mean for us," says fish.
"According to the person giving us the briefing, all IT folks will be automatically subject to the new rules. The briefer went into great detail on all the new requirements.
"Industry certifications are now required for everyone. For the senior IT folks, they're really hard certifications.
"And anyone who does not get the required hard certifications can be fired.
"After the briefer, the boss came back to the microphone -- to let us know that this is also Suicide Awareness Month."
For Sharky, every month is True Tales of IT Life Month. So send me your story at email@example.com. You'll snag a snazzy 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.