This morning while walking from the parkade into work, I noticed a shiny penny on the ground.
Of course, being the superstitious person that I am, I picked it up and noticed it was dated 2008.
"Cool!" I thought. "My Lucky Day!"
Then a few feet further on, I spotted ANOTHER shiny penny.
"Wow, I'm going to have a REALLY Lucky Day!"
But as soon as I sat down at my desk, the phone calls poured in. Our EKG server was down and I couldn't fix it. The Server Team downtown ignore my numerous pleas for a restore from backup.
So I sat at my desk awaiting their response, emailing users as to the server status.
And I miss a secretary's birthday celebration next door in the Conference Room.
I continued to sit by the phone as a restore from backup is finally completed hours later. I informed all the users that we were back in business.
The restore failed. I emailed everyone that we were down again and awaited by the phone once more for IT to try a second attempt from an older backup.
Which caused me to miss a staff member's going away party again in the Conference Room next door.
I continued to place calls arranging support from the vendor and IT, and informing staff at three hospitals of the trouble.
Upset physicians pound on my door demanding I get this fixed.
While the vendor and IT play telephone tag with me while rebuilding the system, I missed the Annual Staff Appreciation Picnic.
When I went home the server was still down, with a promise from the vendor that it will be rebuilt by the morning. I was ecstatic to finally get out of there.
Lucky Day my ass.
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