Being "That Guy"

Sometimes doing "the right thing" means that we need to make some enemies along the way. This was certainly the case this morning when I submitted a database server health check report to a number of middle and senior managers, showing that our investments are not being used to their potential. This isn't the fault of any one person, and the report never said anything negative about the people tasked with managing the corporate servers. Instead, I simply reported the findings, provided reasons for why certain items were a risk, and what actions could be taken to mitigate issues before they become problems.

Unfortunately, some people didn't like this one bit …

(My apologies for the length and the noise. This episode was recorded while walking home from the local train station after returning from a day trip to HQ in Tokyo. Suffice it to say, I sound a bit tired.)