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What Happens to IT Staff When the Network Goes Down [Humorous Video]

This terrific video takes a humorous look at what things could be like for hard working IT staff when the network goes down. Must….get….to….the….data center!

Network failure [via Fail Desk]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/20/12

Comments (13)

  1. JeoMM

    This video was stupid

  2. Jen


  3. MazAkron

    As an IT professional, I really enjoyed that video. That’s mentally what it’s like. Just last week, I had a guy that wouldn’t stop trying to open the server room door….

  4. JJ

    Yeah as an IT Admin. This is what it can feel like.

    Client: “Just so ya know my email is not working, neither is my internet”
    Me: “Yeah I know, we are working on it as quickly as possible.”
    Client: “Well when is it going to be up I need to send my email.”
    Me: “It’ll be done faster if you leave me alone!”

    Seriously, your IT people know. Don’t bother them, they are working on it.

  5. mainist

    This is almost exactly how it feels working in IT lol. Before you can get to the server room or data center the users are stopping you in the hallway: “Do you know I can’t get on the internet?” You see me working right?

  6. keltari

    If this is what it feels like… then you are doing it wrong

  7. Jacob

    Yeah Its Exactly What it feels Like…

    Worker: “Erm, Just letting you know the Database is down”
    Me: “Oh Ok, ill check it out”
    Client: “Well tell me when its up because i have 10 Invoices to process.”
    Me: “*Running to Server* NOOOOOOO———–….”

    Painfull….Very Painfull.
    Its kind of like…..reset ALL the Switches!!!! Reset ALL the Servers!!!!

  8. Chris

    So funny

  9. Wayne Riker

    I’m in IT training right now. This is video so much like it was when I drove forklift in manufacturing and the supply truck was late! Haha!!

  10. CanadianDave

    This is what happens at my office when the coffee machine breaks. :)

  11. IMDB

    This is so what it’s like. ‘Can you email the time it will be fixed?’ Is your email working? ‘No’ Doh! Exactly what it’s like :D

  12. EMRGNA?

    Really? To goofy! I should remake this video in Lucas format. My light Sabre to get me to the servers and Wookie on guard while I work. Use the force which binds us all together and well…..sometimes the force is not enough. Take the servers apart and construct a deathstar for the escape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Miss_DiDi_Mau

    Music is from ‘Platoon’ – looks like they are inspired from the part where “Barnes shoots Elias”

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