It’s such a great day! My first day at work and I’m excited to be the new network admin. They said the last network admin they had left abruptly. (Not sure what that was about). This is my first entry, and I’m stoked to get to work!
I just love the hum of our server room. Some of our equipment is acting a little funny. I’m going to look into replacing a few of the switches we have here; they seem pretty new, but I have a feeling they might cause me trouble in the future.
Things are going pretty smoothly after the first month. Had to replace some of our equipment after each one failed to boot. But no biggie, replacing equipment is part of the job. Just hope this isn’t going to be a continuing problem. It’s taking up a lot of my time and the company’s money.
Our replacement equipment arrived but looks like they are DOA. The company I bought them from doesn’t accept returns after a few days, so I’ll have to buy some more equipment. I’m not too worried since we are still on budget. Can’t help, but wonder how often this will happen.
The search continues for more replacement equipment. Things keep going down, and I’m getting the blame for it. I’m getting way over budget; the finance team is not going to like this… but the show must go on, right?
Well, it’s happened…my prepper skills have kicked in. I’m not even sure what day it is anymore. The endless phone calls and tickets involving network failure keep me up at night, and I’m now literally camped in the server room – waiting for the next equipment failure to deal with. My watch says it is 8 am, but the light of day has not touched my skin in weeks, so my mind is confused. I have to get to these tickets fast. I just need to breathe, come on Cris, you’ve prepared for this!!
I’m writing this from outside; luckily Wi-Fi reaches this location. I’m in full BUG-OUT mode! I had to escape the server room, and I think I’ve blown the budget for 2016 and 2017 combined. Just got an email from CablesAndKits.com announcing they have a lifetime warranty on all of their equipment. I cannot believe this! They’ll even PAY for shipping to return any faulty equipment. This must be a trick sent from our enemies. I must stay hidden and live off the land until it’s safe to come back. Good thing I have my canned Spam and a bundle of Ethernet cables. I should be able to make due for a while…
Day 1 (Post Lifetime Warranty)
Things are looking brighter; I’ve finally been able to take a shower. I have yet to replace any equipment purchased from CablesAndKits.com. The tickets have stopped coming. The phone… doesn’t ring anymore.
Day 31 (Post Lifetime Warranty)
Our network is running strong. No replacements needed yet, but when the time comes, I know I’m in safe hands. CablesAndKits.com is committed to helping me. It’s all smooth sailing from here. I feel safe enough to stop bringing my machete to work. Now to start prepping for the zombie apocalypse (I am not sure why people are not talking about this…its coming people! I tell you, it’s coming!!!)