IT pilot fish works at a facility where one communications cabinet is high on a warehouse wall, safely above the reach of any passing forklift.

"We had a nice big aluminum triple-extension ladder, so we could access the cabinet," says fish.

"Then the rules changed, and use of the ladder was forbidden unless you had a Height Permit. Any task where both feet left the floor surface needed a Height Permit. No more sitting on a desk to chew the fat!

"Height Permits were issued only to those with an official Working At Height certification.

"Guess whose application to obtain such a qualification was refused?

"And when the lamp in the ceiling-mounted projector failed in the big conference room, guess who had to send all the meeting attendees outside and lock the door?

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