Re: Client from Hell redux

Subject: Re: Client from Hell redux
From: Michele Davis <mdavis -at- bitstream -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 09:19:04 -0500

Bravo Kevin. Finally someone that understands that what Andrew was getting out
has been blown way out of proportion.

Michele

KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com wrote:

> Bringing this back to TW ethics, if that company was so
> hilariously lax that they left their server room unsecured
> AND they left their servers without passwords, then it's
> hard to imagine them noticing - or caring if they did
> notice --that Andrew made himself at home. They probably
> didn't even HAVE an explicit, posted rule against his action.
> If he didn't sign a contract about it, then it isn't breach
> of contract. Andrew is -- brazenly and overbearingly,
> perhaps -- doing the job they hired him for, despite
> shortcomings in THEIR performance.
>
> Before anybody knee-jerks, please note that I recognize
> a distinction between that situation and one where Andrew
> might have done the company actual harm. He didn't, so
> that's a non-issue. If they'd wanted him to stay out,
> they'd have posted a sign or taken the most elementary of
> security precautions -- passwords on the servers.
>
> The fact that Andrew COULD just waltz in
> and do what he did, told him all he needed to know about
> what was important to that client company.
>
> If I could afford him, I'd hire him. :-)
>
> /kevin





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