Don't tell anyone, but techies make mistakes too. Hats off to the IT pros who dare to share those stories and, of course, fix their errors.
One new tech hire planned to put in a few easy hours at the data center over the weekend, only to find the door locked and no directions on how to get in upon arrival. Eyes alight on a big red button with a sign that says “Open,” and the techie does exactly as anyone else would -- and is met with the data center going eerily silent. Against all logic, pushing the button doesn't open the door. Instead, it opens all power circuits in case of emergency. Yeah, that’s clear.
The tech works long into the night to get the data center back in order for business the next day. As for the pesky button, the tech team installed a cover on it, though the sign remained the same. Woe to the next victim of the Open button.
• You messed up, junior -- now take a break
• Order up! On fried motherboard with an extra server on the side
• We didn’t nuke your files; we, er, mislaid them