The CEO of the company I work for came to town today. In preparation for his visit the place was cleaned up a little, which was nice. The boss should see that his facilities are being well maintained, which they are.
But I didn't know the phrase "cleaned up" went this far:
At 10:00 the networks went dead. No email, no internet, nothing. I could look at my own shared network drive, which I share with the other people in my building. But since my job requires me to use networks that exist in other places, in whole other states in many cases, I was stuck. There was nothing to do. The networks were down.
This, I was told later, was deliberate. I don't know why they did that, but apparently it was going to stay that way for a while.
Then I found out that they were going to lock everything down and keep everyone in one place for the rest of the afternoon. I guess that would cut down on traffic, which is a... well, I don't know. But nobody would be able to leave the workplace. And nobody could do any work at the workplace.
I'm pretty sure this sort of thing was not in my job description.