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Sysadmin told to spend 20+ hours changing user names, for no reason

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You could consider refusing

Won't work. These people tend to think they know better, as if, for instance, a degree in English Literature somehow magically also conveys the insight to have a clue about IT. I've seen it a lot.

I have my own comeback. I joined Mensa specifically to piss off such people* :)

* No, seriously. I've never really found another use for the membership. I'm not a clubby sort of person, nor do I think that being good at logic puzzles somehow elevates me above the crowd. There are people who do far more impressive things than me, and when helping them is when I really enjoy my profession.

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