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

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Yes spot on. The best answer to a daft idea handed down from above is a detailed implementation plan showing the numerous risks and high cost. The latter being calibrated to how daft the idea really is: if it's only a bit daft, maybe you'd happily do it in exchange for padding your budget a little.

The management types may imagine they're in charge, but really the only people who can control whether something happens or not are the people who actually know how to do it.

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