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Re: Operations: where are you going to sit?

  • From: Shawn McMahon
  • Date: Wed Dec 06 17:20:50 2000

On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 04:55:05PM -0500, Steve Meuse wrote:
> Many a time I would be goofing off only to turn around to see the 
> conference room at the back of the NOC filled with 20 business men with 
> their faces pressed to the glass watching us. Doh!

Last time I worked in the fishbowl, I waited until the Senior Manager
was showing us off to the VIPs, and then I brought up all the day's
critical error messages in the IT/O (some of you know it as Opcenter)
history at once, so it looked like a screen full of red Criticals popped
up all at once.

Then I looked at the screen, shrugged my shoulders, and walked off out
of sight.  He thought I was leaving the room; I was actually standing off
where they couldn't see me, but I could still see the screen in case
real errors popped up.  :-)

After that, he started calling us and warning us before the curtain would
be opened.

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