Joe Doakes from Como Pak emails:
My office staff person is a millennial who cares about saving the planet. She doesn’t use K-cups because plastic – ugh. She insists we must go paperless to save the trees. So she converted a bunch of paper files to electronic which freed up space in the filing cabinet and exceeded our recycling goal. Then she set about reorganizing the electronic folders to be more efficient, deleting the ones we don’t need anymore.
Including the one she just created, with all my converted papers. Deleted.
I.T. won’t guarantee they can recover the data, something about retention cycles, they’ll get back to us. The data might be gone for good. She’s crying because she feels awful. I’m about to start crying because I remember what a gigantic pain in the neck the project was.
But at least the planet is safe. So we’ve got that going for us.
Always back up everything before a millennial enters your office.