• Subject: Re: LIMITING Programmer ACCES TO LIVE DATA
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2000 11:28:56 +0000

Rob,

So OBVIOUSLY they were being paid WAY too much, eh ? <BG>

Chuck

Rob Berendt wrote:

> I knew of a place in Michigan that used to run their payroll on a S/36.
> They had two copies of the library.  One for executives and one for the
> rest.  They would delete one and install the other when they wanted to
> run the payroll.  All wires leading out of the computer room were severed
> when the executive payroll was loaded.  When complete, the DELETE was ran
> with the option to write binary zeros over the old data.
>
> jccats@bright.net on 01/05/2000 04:03:17 PM
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> Subject:        RE: LIMITING Programmer ACCES TO LIVE DATA
>
> LOL!!  I agree.... I've got a great story for you..
>
> Our payroll department has a package that reside on our AS/400...
> they have a program that asks for a "master" password.  Without
> this password a person can't have access to other option on the
> payroll menus.
>
> The Administrative group does not want IS to have that password
> because they are afraid that we are going to access payroll files,
> yet they want us to help them trouble shoot problems... we were
> able to work around the password (and able to find what it was) just
> to prove a point..... after all they want us to write reports/queries
> and support the payroll system too... but God forbid we have
> access to a few table files...
>
> It's amazing how little trust can be shown to IS professionals.
>
> I agree, if you don't trust the contractor, find another one.  It
> amazing that some companies think all "we" want to do is nose
> through their files...... personally I really don't want to know how
> much some people make, cause it will only make me mad !!   Out
> of sight.. out of mind..
>
> Joanie
>
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