By SparkOfJade - United States - Silver Spring
Today, my superior gave me a box of ethernet cables which were previously attached to mainframes storing classified data. He requested I cut them in half so that the residual data would leak out. Not only does this guy make twice my salary, there was no convincing him otherwise. We cut them up. FML
SparkOfJade tells us more :
First thing first: I'm a girl. I have an engineering degree from one of the top universities in my field, and hold all the necessary certifications and then some. I do have a military background, but I am not in the military any longer, and I now have a full-time job at one of the top IT firms in the country. I'm a consultant, meaning I contract out to our company's clients. The "superior" in question was a higher up on the client side which is why he makes so much more than I do. He's been there at least 10 years. I'm on year 2 with my company. As anyone who's been a contractor will tell you, you can only explain to a client that they are being insane for so long until you do what they ask because they are paying the bills and "the customer is always right" *sigh* I obviously can not tell you which client it was. I'm really enjoying the witty responses, and even the not so witty ones (I did use the proper form of "there," you imbecile.)
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My old Algebra teacher once said, "it's always the wrong people making money"

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I sure hope you took some photos or a video of you doing the cutting... Putting it online with a descriptive title could wreck your superior's reputation.

  TorturedXeno  |  27

Hehe. "Intelligence leak."
It says OP is in Maryland. Maybe he works for the NSA?

  Treveyon56  |  14

45 if OP was an intern then that means he'd make 0 so double that would be 0 for that guy above him.

46 how would you know if OP doesn't have a degree or is working on one? I don't if his job deals with classified information that he wouldn't have some kind of education background higher than high school.

By  blackonblight  |  32

Reminds me of the company that destroyed millions of dollars worth of equipment to get rid of malware. Keyboards, mice, printers. To get rid of malware. They destroyed the mice. Morons.

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Some rootkits can attack the motherboard BIOS, and some viruses can find their way into routers. That's all I know

  blackonblight  |  32

Look up the Economic Development Administration and you'll see the extent of the idiocy. Uninfected systems, plus monitors keyboards, cameras and mice, all destroyed because 'zomg teh malware! We'z under attack from a nation state!' (And no they weren't, it was regular stupid people malware)