About the Author Sharky

What’s in a name?

IT pilot fish is on the payroll of this consulting firm, where the standard terms for a consultant who’s not on a project are “on the beach” or “beached.”But that doesn’t mean they’re actually at the seashore. “There was an expectation that we would…

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Company hires a new senior-level employee away from its biggest competitor, and that would be big news — except the company doesn’t want it to be news just yet, says the IT pilot fish responsible for onboarding the new hire on the QT.”The instructi…

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IT enough for ya?

After a series of company acquisitions, this IT pilot fish is on the team tasked with migrating everyone to a standardized desktop.”Naturally, some PCs had issues post-migration,” says fish. “We were able to make many of them usable again, but a few…

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Duty bound

It’s 1999, and this programmer pilot fish gets a new assignment: create software to help recover the import duties for some of the components in products his company manufactures.”This ‘duty drawback’ process is quite involved,” fish says. “It requi…

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