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post #1 of 6 Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 10:33 am Thread Starter
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I'm here on the 6th floor of our offices in Tampa, and the fire alarm goes off.
It's just a drill, but a royal PITA on a very busy Friday.

12 landings (6 floors) down to ground level, then another 2 floors below that to exit through the underground parking area.
Hang out in the Sun and 94% humidity for half an hour then climb eight floors (16 landings) back to our floor, because the building folks and the fire-marshal couldn't get the 7 elevators back online.

I know it's a necessary drill, but I'd already done my two miles before riding to work at 7:00am. I'm useless now... or make that more useless now...
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post #2 of 6 Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 1:32 pm
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but its good exercise for you.

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How long were you out of work? Surely that wasn't any funner?

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Re: Fun & Games at work

I would be more concerned about the competency of the building management folks, if they truly could not get the elevators back working. How much good would they be in a normal malfunction. They were probably lying, or I hope so.

I have not had to do a fire drill over 3 floors in a while. The last time I did 7 floors, I was a lot younger, but then, I was carrying a 70 lb server out of the building back when the Chicago Loop flooded after a knucklehead hit a coal tunnel under the river with a pier piling. It as not fun at all.

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I would be more concerned about the competency of the building management folks, if they truly could not get the elevators back working. How much good would they be in a normal malfunction. They were probably lying, or I hope so.
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They apparently tripped a breaker(s) in the lift control system, that took them calling in an electrician to resolve. The elevators had the yearly inspections and pm last Tuesday, so this one was a curve ball they had not previously seen.

I too carried a server down and up. A rack mounted Dell file server that I had just finished spinning up and restoring the old servers data backup. I was heading to the rack to install it permanently when the alarm went off, so I never sat it down, and grabbed the backup tapes firebox as well.
No where near 70 pounds, but it kicked my booty.
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How long were you out of work? Surely that wasn't any funner?
Way too long, and it's no fun when the fundage approaches E.
I'm loving it, and making a difference, which feels great.
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