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Being on-call sucks. If you have ever held the pager, you’ve most likely experienced a time where something went to sh#* in the worst way possible, at the worst time possible leaving you to pick up the pieces.

This experience could have broken you. You could have called it quits right then and there, cracked open a beer and never looked back. Instead, you decided to be the hero, swing into action, and show that datacenter meltdown who was boss.

The fate of your company was essentially resting in the hands of each decision you made. After hours of trials and tribulations, a few panic attacks and some grey hairs, you restored the peace and saved the world like the IT superhero that you are.

This may have been the worst day ever, and you may still be recovering. We understand the struggle is real, but if you are ready to talk about it, we are ready to listen. Tell us your best worst on-call story, what happened and how you handled it. Hey! You may win a prize!

How to enter:
All entries must be received by 10/15/14.
– Stories should be submitted to
– Interested in telling us your story over the phone? Email us to set up a time!

The prize: 
– 1st place winner will receive a $500 voucher to Cloud 9 Living that will go towards one of their many awesome experiential gifts.
– The four runner-ups will receive awesome VictorOps on-call survival kits to help you get through your next firefight.

The fine print:
Contest Period: The Contest begins on 8/13/14 and ends on 10/15/14. All dates are subject to change.
How To Enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the contest please submit your story to Interested in telling us your story over the phone? Email to schedule a time. ONLY ONE ENTRY WILL BE ALLOWED PER CONTESTANT.
General Conditions: All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. VictorOps reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant from the Contest if, in VictorOps sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the Entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants, VictorOps, or the Judges.
Eligibility: Participants must be 18 years or older.
Miscellaneous: Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. VictorOps reserves the right to repurpose and reuse all story submissions. VictorOps reserves the right to choose the winner at our sole discretion. Although not anticipated, competition rules and prize may be changed or altered at any time.