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  • I think that there is some well documented evidence that cleaning crews and the like have done things that cause IT people headaches. For instance, at the university where I used to work, we had problems with one particular network connection that turned out to be because a maintenance crew used our fiber to tie up some other cables and get them out of the way. Knots and fiber don't play well together. :-)

    I'd be willing to bet that anyone who has been in the business longer than 10 years or so has first h
  • Years ago, I had a long running intermittent fault with a protocol converter box for hooking up a line printer to an IBM mainframe. It turned out that the cleaning staff were unplugging the box to plug their vaccuum cleaner in and then putting it back in when they were finished. They were not deterred by the large "DO NOT UNPLUG" label since they couldn't really read english.