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Rookie almost wipes customer's entire inventory – unbeknownst to sysadmin

Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge

Manual Recovery

The man who one day would become my boss, let's call him "Dick"*, was called in with his fellow floor manager to discuss what needed to be done while their boss went on vacation. The way it was phrased was "When I get back, I want to look at our inventory and not see any of this stuff," motioning to the warehouse floor full of staged shipments. As soon as the boss was gone, Dick went into the inventory system and deleted everything. No inventory in the system. No record of where the stuff was supposed to be shipped. Gone! His counterpart on the next shift came in the next day and had to recreate everything from paper records. Unfortunately, rather than letting folks like that go from management positions, the company transferred them around so the pain never ends.

* It actually was his name and I called him that every day.

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