July 28, 2010
…do we have an appropriate award for doing bad work?
I’m only asking, because today on reddit, I came across an amazing post.
There is a subreddit called IAMA, where you can submit a thread allowing people to ask you questions because you are, in some way, unusual or interesting. The thread I found was called “IAMA Wildly Incompetent Network Security Admin and have no business in my job“.
The job? He’s network security for a Vegas casino.
When you actually click on the thread, it gets way, way worse. There’s a summary at the top, so I’m stealing some and pasting here. This is all copyright of reddit user throwawayscared, I don’t want it.
Since alot of people are asking this question: The reason I dont spend time learning the job is partly due to laziness. I mean it’s awesome spending all day playing battlefieldheroes or transformice.
I refuse to wear my ID badge so people dont stop and ask me questions. I’ve been reprimanded and even warranted the CEO sending out a memo that stated ‘EVERYONE HAS TO WEAR THEIR BADGE’ and I still dont do it. I just changed my schedule to leave earlier than any execs and get in after they do so they never see me without it.
also working at a casino means you get free lunches too. we’re only supposed to eat once, but i go several times throughout the day. I once changed the settings on the turnstyle applicatoin to allow me unlimited cafeteria entries. Everyone else was set at 1. The benefits of admin passwords
To further prove how much I should be fired, I’d like to share a quick story with you. I have stolen every bit of computer shit I can get my hands on. When the security team started cracking down on thieving employees and searching us on the way out, I just started mailing the shit to my house through the mailroom. Then I just started listing shit on ebay and sending it to the buyers right through the same mailroom. I also convinced the mailroom dude that I should’t pay for postage. I’m not proud, but I’m certainly not ashamed.
wow. It’s like a trainwreck.
Please, don’t be this guy.