Defunct comms link connected to nothing at a fire station – for 15 years


WHO, ME? Welcome once again, dear reader, to Who, Me? – The Reg’s weekly attempt to soften your re-entry into the harsh reality of the working week with tales of workplace mirth.

This week, we once again meet “Bernard”, who in times past found himself working for “a rural local authority in Middle England” – which sounds like he was either working with Chaucer or Hobbits. Since he was doing network support, we think some other explanation more likely.

At some point, Bernard’s bailiwick was extended to include telephony support, which had previously been the responsibility of the building support team.

That go-getting group had taken a firm “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude – unless something was on fire, they left it alone.

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