Jan. 27th, 2015

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From the not-thinking-things-thru dept... It used to be that, if your team didn't want to shell out money to provide a cell phone to every member so that they could be oncall, they'd provide one phone and would tie it to a shared mailbox so that, when a job failed, the automated email would go to that mailbox. They'd pass that phone from one oncall person to the next. This was never an issue for me because I'm one thousand miles away from the team so they gave me my own cell. It turns out that, when they upgraded our team's various cells from Blackberry 7 to Blackberry 10, they never considered that shared mailboxes would not be allowed anymore. I guess they will have to provide every oncall person with a cell after all.