This has happened too often to me. I chalk it up to the fact that the initial recruiter you speak to is just looking for anyone who even remotely matches the job description (shows he/she is bringing in people!) until you get moved up to the account manager, who really knows what is going on, and rejects you because of a certain skill the skill level of the first recruiter never told you about.
49 posts • joined 23 May 2016
Re: Can someone explain this to me?
I remember the one and only copy of an old database I deleted on tape.
Way back in the late 90's we have tons of physical servers and a tape drive and backup software installed on five of them. I dutifully inserted the tape for that night's backed into one of the drives and right clicked, chose erase.
Nothing. No lights on the tape drive to show a job was in progress.
So I repeated the steps.
I did this at least three more times until I saw a tape below the one I was working on light up.
Good 'ol Backup Exec allowed anyone to point the software to any tape drive on another server in the network so long as that server was also running BE.
I must have erased that lone backup for the old DB at least four times. That tape was definitely erased!
Once I fixed the error and erased the correct tape I told my boss what I had done. His reaction?
"Good. That's what they get for messing around with the backups and not telling us."
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I will admit that I did the same thing once but with the helpdesk ticketing system. I wanted to show I was more than a phone jockey so I grabbed the manual and attempted to "update" the software. Instead I ran the delete all script. Luckily we caught it before it deleted the whole database (we lost about 40%). This gave my manager an excuse to rewrite all of the categories and knowledge base so it was a backhanded win for me.