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A DBA at the same place left about a year after. He didn't make it back to his desk before he was given his boxes.He was paid to "not work" from home. Part of that was risk aversion, because of his production access and part of it was his everyday attitude.
If you show yourself to be low risk, you will be treated as such. It is in the company's best interest to siphon off as much knowledge at possible, but not at the expense of a disgruntled employee with production access. The comments about "locking file-shares and emails" was silly. If you are doing pre-delivery archiving and server file system level backups, you're doing it wrong.
The Business is a generic alias for "whoever" is doing the asking. It's a polite way to not point fingers at crazy requests.
It is usually those that have just mastered Excel for The Business that are causing the problems. I've seen Excel workbooks which referenced other workbooks and did queries against Access and SQL databases. I was amazed that it worked.