A local beer distributor is notorious for not exactly being a Best Place to Work in IT, so pilot fish is grateful he has never worked there, but he knows quite a few people who have. One of his friends — we’ll call her Betty — is charged with keeping the company’s tablet computers up and running. The actual job she was hired for? Salaried accountant — no overtime pay.
The tablets are used for a variety of mission-critical tasks, like inventory control and planning the daily routes for the delivery trucks. They’re old, and frequently mistreated by the warehouse workers who use them. Hardly a day goes by without at least one coming in for repair. That keeps Betty pretty busy, and she already has a full workload of accounting tasks.