Back in 1994, I was starting my first day on my new job at Bell Labs when the fire alarm sounded. I worked on the third floor in the back of the building so I went down the stairs and out the back door. I went around the building and met up with everyone else in the front. A few minutes later, the fire department showed up. After the building supervisor had a bit of a discussion with the fire chief, he hollered out to everyone, “Who went out the back door?” I walked up and said that I did. He told me that I wasn’t supposed to use the back door during a fire drill, and didn’t I get yesterday’s email announcing the drill and how to proceed? I told him no because it was my first day on the job and I thought it was a real fire so I went out the closest door. He got really happy when the fire department waived the $1500 fine for a false alarm, considering the circumstances.