In addition to being the “Leo” in Ask Leo!, I administer web servers and websites for a few friends and organizations and host email accounts on my own servers for a few others.
What I’ve come to realize over time is that in doing so, these people have placed a tremendous amount of control in my hands – more than you might imagine.
What I’ve also realized is that this isn’t uncommon. In fact, whenever you have someone manage your business’s website, server, or email, be that person a friend or a hired service, you’re probably giving them more access than you realize.
It’s often the right, and even necessary, thing to do.
Your sysadmin might not tell you how much power he or she really has.