As a network administrator for Illinois branch of MacDonald Company, I was fired two weeks ago because I failed to secure the network when it failed for two hours. The human resource manager, someone who does not differentiate between a computer CRT monitor and a TV set, got angry at me and fired me. She cited that I was sleeping on the job because two hours for such a big company was too much;. I feel I was fired for no apparent reasons. My argument is that systems fail and I do not have to know all solutions to all problems. There are systems that fail for one week! I have requested time and again that an offsite backup system be introduced into the system. This has not been taken into consideration;.
My firing will not go unchallenged. I have a well set strategy that will be a good gift and thank you for McDonald Company. I have the firewall credentials for the company and when I tried two days ago, it was still working and accessible. With the passwords, I am able to get access important information like the finance department. My strategy is well set and I have even posed as a supplier to the finance manager two days ago. We chat and we agreed that I will supply some sugar at a cheaper price. I accessed the information of one of the no-so much trusted supplier some few days ago. I was able to use the network even outside the intranet. I was able to do this because I had the passwords for the system. I am therefore waiting for the agreed time to access the system.
This problem could have been avoided by the company by changing passwords to important systems immediately a very sensitive employee leaves the company. The security policy regarding passwords is not that strong.
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