Sharky

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Outflanked

This IT shop has a programmer who’s very good at C and C++, but he’s got some nasty personality quirks, says an IT contractor pilot fish working there.”If he didn’t like somebody — which was pretty much all of us — Fred would walk past that person…

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What goes around…

It’s the 1980s, and this pilot fish is taking a Cobol class where the professor’s anger about her messy divorce is spilling into her classroom.

“One day I was having a seriously bad day, as my mother had passed away during spring break,” says fish. “When I went to her office to ask a question, she demanded to know why I missed the point during class.

“I replied I was having issues due to my mother’s death. She retorted that the man across the street from her had died, yet somehow she gathered the strength to get to work. I was so taken aback by the bizarre comment I left.”

A week later, fish is on his way to the Cobol class when the professor gets on the elevator with him and ignores his cheerful “Good morning, professor!” greeting.

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Promises, promises

This company hires a recent college IT graduate, promising him that he’ll be working on a project with some of the latest and greatest technology, says a pilot fish on the inside.”But when he actually started, that project got put on hold — and kep…

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Cause and effect

A scheduled vulnerability scan is running in this big data center when, without warning, the storage farm is suddenly knocked out, reports an IT pilot fish on the scene.”This scan checks all ports and protocols on the network for any exposures,” fis…

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A Christmas carol

Administration department — it’s in charge of this company’s cube farm — gets several complaints after Halloween about employees who went overboard with skeletons, spider webs and suchlike all over their cubicles, reports an IT pilot fish on the s…

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