I have noticed that a lot of very well-paid, sometimes
well-qualified, networking folks spend some of their time on "rack&
stack" tasks, which I feel is a very unwise use of time and talent.
It's not a waste, it's therapeutic, breaks the monotony of a desk
job, you get a bit of exercise. Doing something mindless can help
clear your thoughts, engineering yoga.
Imagine if the CFO of a bank spent a big chunk of his time filling up ATMs.
That'd be a good idea, it's too easy to become remote from reality.
obviously you need the right balance - s/big//