If the sysadmin of the year is for good work...

Date 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.

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  • chewyfruitloop

    lovely....wtf is wrong with people where they think this is anywhere near ok, even if they hate their job

    if its so bad just leave

  • chewyfruitloop

    think this actually warrants a double facepalm

  • John_M

    How does one get into a position of responsibility when they are totally lacking in it?

    How does an employer find justification to keep such an employee that lacks such accountability?

    Second the 'double facepalm'.

  • http://www.telecom-and-it.com AJ L.

    No matter how upset I've ever been with a job I've never even considered the things this guy is doing....wow.

  • Timespike

    Jail time is in order. Good lord.

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  • Steve

    That guy is already a jailbird and just isn't smart enough to realize it (apparently, on several levels), and not only for his own actions, either. He's going to be the fall guy for the stuff his boss, the "security expert", is doing as well. If this place is so corrupt at this level, I'd imagine that it's just as bad farther up the chain--probably all the way to the top.

    Provided, of course, that he isn't trying to be the "new" BOFH. IMO, and if this is the case, he isn't anywhere near as good a writer.

  • http://blog.rootmytoaster.org Kenny

    You never want me to have any fun, do you?