The new admin's skill set? Apparently, lots of talk, few skills, and a desire to make himself look good at any costs, not to mention a tendency to dismiss and demean anyone who questioned him.
When the request comes in to build a Very Import Server for Very Important People, the boss wants to prove he's more than a bag of hot air. He takes on the assignment of building the system ... in the middle of the shared office space, so everyone can look upon his tech expertise. His plans are foiled when he can't figure out an error message -- and insults the tech who tries to help.
The boss pays the vendor for the exact same solution, but it takes several more similar incidents before he's fired a year later -- some justice.