A contractor is working to replace the outdated ventilation system in the office building where this IT pilot fish works. But that shouldn’t pose any problems for IT — at least in theory.

“The other day, one of the contractors forgot to turn the boiler back on after they were working on it,” fish says. “Needless to say, the next morning a large portion of the office was cold — about 55 degrees.

“We were warm in IT, so we really didn’t think too much about it until the building UPS started beeping madly.”

The error indicators show that there’s an overload situation — and fish has a pretty good idea what’s going on. He immediately dispatches every tech he can find to deal with the problem.

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