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Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone

adam payne Silver badge

I used to have a manager that would answer a call and go through the usual steps to resolve a problem. When the usual steps didn't work they would suggest some random fix (that was never going to work), a reboot of the machine and a call back if there was still an issue.

This manager would then get up, leave the office to make a cup of tea and by the time they got back I would be on the phone to the person who still had the issue.

Delegation at it's finest.

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