I just read this and I have to share it:
Phone rings, it's an employee at Long Term Client (LTC).
LTC employee: "Hey DallasITGuy, it's OK if I take the shared drive home so I can work from home today and over the weekend, right?"
The "shared drive" is a nice big Dell T620 tower server with three VMs (AD/file/print, Exchange, SQL).
Me: "OF COURSE NOT! WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU THINKING?"
LTC employee: "I have to have some reports finished by Monday. I can't get anything done here, people keep interrupting me. So I need to work this weekend but I can't come in. So I'm taking the shared drive home, OK? That won't cause any problems, right?"
Me: "It's not OK, it will cause all kinds of problems! Don't disconnect anything, please!"
LTC employee: "You always make such a big deal out of us doing IT stuff on our own. It's no big deal, no one here works on the weekend and the rest of my group is out today. Just relax, I already have it in my car. I'll bring it back on Monday."
I immediately try to remote into the server... it's offline.
Me: "WTF? You already put the server in your car??"
Mobile phone starts ringing. LTC owner is calling me from his mobile on my mobile.
Me: "LTC employee, hold on for a second your boss is calling on another line." I answer the mobile.
LTC owner: "Our email is down. Everything is down. We can't get to the Internet. What the heck, that thing is nearly new, it shouldn't be down!"
Me: "I'm on the phone with LTC employee. She has the server in her car and is about to take it home so she can work from there over the weekend. I'm telling her not..."
LTC owner: "!@@%@#$%%!!!!#@$#@$#@!!@##$$@#_&&!!" click.
I switch back to my landline and tell LTC employee, "Your boss wants to talk to you right now."
LTC employee: "Yeah, I think I hear him coming down the hall. I'll have the drive back Monday! Bye!" click.