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We've found it... the last shred of human decency in an IT director – all for a poxy Unix engineer

IT's getting kinda boring

Been there too. As a shift leader many moons ago - and a young one at that - one of my team did something a little stupid (logging into a mainframe with a rather salty session name). It was picked up by Security, and I had the head of the Security team in my face demanding to know who was responsible. I refused to give any names, and said I would deal with it as it happened on my watch.

I also had a team member turn up drunk - I sent him home, covered his shift, and told him not to do it again. He'd had problems in his personal life and made a bad decision to come in that day. He didn't do it again.

On the other hand, I've had people both above and below me try and drop me in it. Cue the carefully saved emails and dated documentation....

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