This pilot fish is at a remote location and needs to get some work done on his laptop -- but when he starts up the machine, he discovers the mouse won't work. He can work around that -- but what's wrong?
This database developer's contract is terminated after four years at a data marketing outfit. Fortunately, he's immediately beseiged by recruiters with the perfect job for him. Unfortunately, there's a hitch.
Pilot fish works as a systems engineer at a Florida company that manages IT for organizations ranging from law firms to medical clinics, but he's still not quite prepared for this long-time customer's call.
Vendor tech is doing a disk installation for a minicomputer at a trucking company, and at noon he notices there's a big birthday lunch going on in the break room, complete with music -- and something else.
After a week and a half of running in circles, this support pilot fish finally clears up the laptop problems of a remote employee with his own communication issues. Then fish gets an email from the office manager.
IT pilot fish has worked as a contractor pretty frequently, but he's a regular employee at this company when a co-worker comes over and says, "Hey, did you know that your resume is sitting on the fax?"
This pilot fish's first IT job is as a field engineer for a small computer vendor that makes a turnkey system for pharmacies -- but on this trip, he's got a different kind of technical problem to deal with.
This steel mill is getting an automation upgrade, which means there will finally be real-time tracking of the manufacturing process -- at least once it gets past a manager who knows less than he thinks he does.
This outsourcing outfit's potential client is very security conscious -- and while the outsourcer's professional hosting centers look OK, the would-be client is very worried about headquarters security.