Reply to post: Re: The ones that really annoy me

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

elDog Silver badge

Re: The ones that really annoy me

After a few of those, I learned to get all requests in writing (email). And I backed up (and still do) all my emails.

Nowadays, everyone knows that I have a ton (or I guess that is called a terabyte) of historic records of what I've done, who asked for it, the outcome, etc.

Everyone also understands that I don't take phone calls to make decisions. Send an email or a recordable machine-processable message. That also cuts down on the oral chatter.

It's also nice being viewed as a grumpy old man in a position of some criticality.

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