An amazing story that has apparently been around for years, but is new to me. Definitely worth a read if it's new to you as well.
I used to be a contractor for Apple, working on a secret project. In August 1993, the project was canceled. A year of my work evaporated, my contract ended, and I was unemployed.
I was frustrated by all the wasted effort, so I decided to uncancel my small part of the project. I had been paid to do a job, and I wanted to finish it. My electronic badge still opened Apple's doors, so I just kept showing up.