Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lessons Learned

Last night I slept poorly. I made a mistake at work. A professor had a computer that kept crashing. I told him that I'd back up his data, upgrade him to Windows 7, and we'd likely see the crashes go away. I didn't realize until I had already reformatted his computer and began to restore the data that I'd inadvertently backed up his part-time-professor-wife's data instead. I was sick thinking of how to face him. In fact, when I finally did meet with him and break the news he stomped off angrily. I was busy removing a virus from another professor's computer so I just let him go. Luckily it ended well later. He apologized for stomping off -- admitting he was more upset about the situation than at me. We both agreed that we'd learned lessons; me to be more careful and less hasty and him to keep his own data backed up just in case. All's well that ends well, right?
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