Shark Tank: Why me?

  • Sharky (Computerworld (US))
  • 13 March, 2012 00:59

Why Me?

It's been two weeks since this server problem was reported at a remote site, and with a dozen people already working on the problem, this pilot fish is glad he's not. But eventually the site's manager asks that fish be allowed to help out. I don't know what I can bring to the table, fish tells his boss. All these people have done it before. But the boss sends him anyway, saying, "I don't expect you to find anything, but if anybody can fix it, you can." Fish arrives on site, is shown to the computer -- and promptly spots the problem. Team is suitably embarrassed, but fish points out that he'll have to apologize to his boss. And the problem? Sighs fish, "They had been working on the wrong machine for the last two weeks. The first person who went to look at it went to the wrong server, and the rest followed him like lemmings."

Frog-March Fail

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