11. What's something you've experienced that very few others have?
Everything unusual has still been experienced by many others. Let me think... I know: I was a steely-eyed missile woman!
12. Do you have to wear an identification badge in your job?
No. I started working from home 6 or 7 years ago, but even before I convinced them to let me, I didn't. Mind you, there were only 8 of us in the company. On an aside, my productivity went way up without all the phone calls, noise, and the extremely irritating marketing person.
However I did once have a job in the Health Department that required ID swipe cards on lanyards to get through doors, it being very secure due to the privacy laws. They had our photos against coloured backgrounds: yellow for general office staff, blue for IT (like me) and red for access to the server room. A colleague once had to go to the Beehive (our parliament building) in Wellington for a meeting and told their reception that instead of them having to make up a card for him, he'd just wear his own. He was surprised that people were very deferential as he walked around, only finding out before he left that the red background down there meant access to the PM.
On a tangent, we also had two guards on the front door. At one time several of us in IT were playing a computer war game, our object - as opposed to that of the game - being to destroy as many cities we'd been to as possible. I printed out a list of enemy nuclear missile sites for the team (hey, missiles seem to be the theme of this post!) and happened to leave it in the staff canteen. The next day we were called in by irate management and told a guard had found it, put it in their safe, and was refusing to give it up - and that he was certain that the department was in fact the SIS (Secret Intelligence Service). He refused ever to believe otherwise; whatever we said was, of course, a coverup It must have made that guard's whole year.
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