Re: Yes. He was.
"But they clearly were fucking around instead of doing their jobs if the backups weren't being done."
I have a manager who watches assorted metrics, ranging from logon times to
I got into the doghouse for logging in a tiny bit late. I'm further into the doghouse for another metric, low number of generated tickets.
In that, I'm squarely there, low tickets. I refuse to provide false alarms, to be ignored by other projects. When I send an alarm, it's real.
Upside, while I'm an analyst now, I was previously a BOFH, having taken a five year break to care for an elderly father. He was also a BOFH type, prostituted into management.
As my experience base is far more current, I suspect he worries about what kind of laser my sharks carry.
And my security androids.