There’s nothing like tweaking your company’s server rack to the melodious trumpeting of a quadriplegic woman who abstains dietary fiber: The Daily WTF has the details on one company’s server room that is only accessible through another company’s handicapped women’s room stall.
A few months back, Jen Frickell’s company was given some bad news. When their lease ended, they’d have to move out of their second-floor suite. The good news, however, was that a suite would be available on the first floor. All they’d need to do was pack up and move downstairs.
It was a fairly reasonable request, so the company’s executives signed a new lease and prepared to move. There was, however, just one, small hitch. The nice little server room they built in the back of their office – equipped with air conditioning units, ventilation, dedicated power, backup power, and so on – could not be relocated. Not only would it cost too much, but there was simply no room for it. The server room would just have to remain upstairs.
Obviously, the new second-floor tenant wouldn’t want their neighbors walking through their office to access a server room, so building management and the company’s executives came up with an alternative: wall off the server room door and build a new one. It seemed simple enough, but there was, however, just one small hitch. The only available wall to install a door was adjacent to the women’s restroom. Inside the handicapped stall.
The Stalled Server Room [The Daily WTF]