1st big fuck up in my career

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  1. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Pretty stressed out.

    About 8 months ago I got a new job as a System Engineer. The place is alright, there is just a lot of legacy stuff that everyone has been ignoring for a while and with a new manager the place is getting better... IE a lot of shit is messed up here. There's a lot of customer revenue generating stuff mixed in with corporate when they should be separate.

    I am running a fileserver migration and accidentally shutdown what I thought was a idle share (had idle data from 2000). There was an issue and checking back, in the folder structure I found that it was indeed being used and I missed it... We missed an SLA and I guess there are fines due to that and because of this and now I'm afraid I'm going to lose my job. Next week my manager has to talk to the higher ups for this and other problems that came up... anyone ever come across this? Pretty stressed out. On the other hand, I have had a job position come to me that I interviewed for so I could have another job soon, still waiting but I'm not counting on it.
  2. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    Man, if I got fired for every little screw up (or big)...I would be on my 30th job right now.

    No sweating worrying about it. Carry on like you have a job because you do have one.
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  3. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    This is the truth. You have a job now thus you are employable, unlike the long-term unemployed who are getting fucked because employers don't see them as employable (ask Wiskas about that bullshit).

    Also, look out for number one, you. If you have a great offer on the table, take it.
  4. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Yes, rejoice in the fact that you're not over 50. Screw ups are not tolerated and looking for a reason to dump near future retirees is the new
    goal of a lot of upper management. I was real fortunate to be able to create my own job.
  5. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Do you live an Canada
  6. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Well, the meeting was cancelled. My boss says I won't get fired so I think I'm good.

    No I don't live in Canada :).

    Thanks for your guy's input. Of course I make mistakes, this is the first big oh shit I really fucked up mistake.
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  7. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    Most bosses expect fuck-ups. Probably the two main issues are whether the fuck-up is symptomatic of some deeper issue, and whether the employee took responsibility and corrective action.

    My late two centavos.
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    funkgab Junior Member

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    depends on the boss really, but they will never forget deep down
  9. Commissar Smersh

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    Hooray!
  10. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Just turn it into wisdom and you're golden,.
  11. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    They finally had the meeting. They glossed over it... so it was nothing lol... Anyways we are redoing our approach at the project. It's a cluster fuck.
  12. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Glad to, hear that. (not the cluster fuck)
  13. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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