This is a really benign story about stupid IT bureaucracy at a tech business; no one is fired or publicly disgraced in the end, but it is a classic example of a mildly angry employee revealing an overly complicated workflow process. When Reddit user u/node of ranvier was tasked with extracting thousands of data points from a database that their IT department refused to give them access to, they did the only thing they could think of: they bombarded the IT department with requests for the data until they realised it was far better to give one person access for a specific project than to burden the entire IT department with extra work. This isn’t a story about personal vengeance; it’s just about one individual making sure he gets what he deserves.
It’s just how it works: if you make someone’s activity exceedingly uncomfortable and time-consuming, then give them a convenient solution, they’ll be far more likely to accept your assistance. What the employee did in return was unbelievable. He actually denied the database access and submitted hundreds of tickets.
1. Here’s how the story goes..
3. The report the user made was liked by the clients and everything was going in flow until something happened..
4. The user needed access to a database which the IT department denied..
5. The whole Friday was spent submitting tickets before the start of the next sprint
- 6. The 400 tickets they gave to the user had now to be taken care of the next two weeks, at every minute, a new ticket popped up