Old but relavent IT plea

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by MrDangerous, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. MrDangerous

    MrDangerous Well-Known Member
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    This is years old, but it really irks me working in IT when people are just plain stupid...

    #26 especially!!

    Personally I'd like to add that we also love issues with "I can't log into some vendor's website, fix it!" or "When I e-mail joe.bob@somecompanyotherthanourown.com I get an error from their mail server, fix it!"

    Also in regards to #27, don't bother to search youtube for the video and send that link instead, I'm sure nobody's ever posted it, ever. And remember, our mail servers have unlimited storage.
     

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  2. SoulTerror

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    Ahhhhh some of those are so true.

    I love how IT is the only field that has to talk down our lingo. We have to talk in plain english to everyone else, but hell if a doctor or something does that.

    At my old job the teachers had their own laptops, and do you think any of them would back up their own data? or even their grades? HELL NO!
     
  3. NightAngel79

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  4. terry_gardener

    terry_gardener Well-Known Member
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    i also work in IT and that was really funny but sadly so true.
     
  5. origin_of_symmetry

    origin_of_symmetry Well-Known Member
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    LOL

    Genuinely reminds me of the good old days working in 1st line support! :D
     
  6. dmodert66

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    When I used to work at a small computer retail chain, my favorite phone calls went like this (and it happened all the time)...

    Client : The [computer/monitor/printer/etc] I just bought from you guys doesn't work!
    Me : What seems to be the problem? Do any lights on the device come on?
    Client : No.
    Me : Are you positive it's plugged in?
    Client : <sounding unsure> Yes.
    Client : <pause, some rustling around heard on the phone>
    Client : Oh, never mind, it seems to be working now.
    Me : Have a nice day... <GRRR>

    A few of them would be honest about it "Wow, I'm such a dumb ass", but most would just act like it was something else...

    LOL
     
  7. SoulTerror

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    Yeah I use to get a lot of those working at the Help Desk for the local school district. My favorite is when the monitor won't turn on and it's plugged in. Drive out to the school and it's not plugged in all the way, or the power strip is off.
     
  8. LiamSHepard

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    Ah, good times.
    I'll add my personal favorite experience to this list.
    "My wireless internet isn't working."
    "Ok, what are the lights on the box labeled Linksys or Netgear doing?"
    "Nothing."
    "Is it plugged in?"
    "No, it's wireless."
     
  9. SoulTerror

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  10. Tangent

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    Copy , paste to Word Doc, save...

    Those all sound waaaay too familiar. One that I would add (yes I've gotten helpdesk tickets related to it):

    34. Don't bother to read error messages that pop up. There's no chance that they might be telling you about something you can handle yourself like "Printer is out of paper".
     

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