85 degree server room at 1:32am
To all my friends who are considering a job in the IT field:
If you bag groceries or drive forklifts or whatever, you won't have to spend your time in an 85 degree server room full of alarms at 1:30am.

To all my friends in the heating and cooling business:
I wish your crap would just work. I was tired.

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  1. 1) Bagging groceries is a real shit job, I did it for a year a D&W Food Centers. I made stereotyping customers a hobby.

    2) I currently work as a network admin at a nearby public school. Last summer the A/C died in the server room weekly and the temperatures soared to 90+ degrees before they would come fix it. Then over Christmas break a pipe in the heating system broke, twice. I had the only room in the entire building that was anywhere close to reasonable becuase of the servers heating the room I worked in.

    1. 1) hah, yea, I still mock becky because she likes the bread bagged seperately. I call her a grandma, and ask if she'd like it bagged in paper, then plastic. (I spent a lot of time mocking customers with the other baggers and cashiers at Leppinks)

      2) heh, yea. I don't trust our backup system, so temperatures going above 75 is really bad, especially since airflow sucks in the server room, since it really was designed to be a wiring closet that got expanded into a nearby utility room. (It's not our datacenter, just a place for about 30-40 servers to support our office)

  2. Forklift driving ain't no picnic either…sucked major donkey balls when its 20 degrees outside, and 5 fucking degrees inside…then you get you get to haul ass thru the warehouse at 15mph in an open cabbed forklift. Yeah..lots of fun there. And I did that 5 days a week for months at a time. You _occasionally_ have to deal with an 85 degree room, and make a shit ton more money for doing so.

    1. I mentioned these jobs because I've done both of them. The stress level is much lower. That's undeniable.

      (And if they were actually better, I'd still be doing them instead.)

  3. I remeber one summer when I work for NMU we had to move a machine room full of equipment into the ARTS&Music building temporarly. Well nobody told us that because the build is so little used they would shut the AC off when classes were out of session and not a single window opened. I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader as to what happened next.

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