I cannot tell you which company it was
But I'm pretty sure which ones weren't.
> you'd have to be an idiot to think it was ok to record a real password in clear text on documentation.
It wasn't the large multinational where I cut my teeth in, where no passwords were *ever* written or even spoken. And it wasn't the one where I am part of manglement now, where our code of conduct says clear and loud that none will be disciplined for making honest mistakes¹, and we do abide by that.
¹ Our mistakes have a very real potential to kill people. Going around pointing fingers is not going to help anyone. Making sure that mistakes are open and candidly reported, and fixed promptly, is a far better use of everyone's time, and a humbling experience.