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Offline Dimson

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #315 on: October 17, 2014, 02:20:23 PM »
Replace them with monkeys.  It will be cheaper.   :D
Sounds about right. A trained monkey can surf the internet all day.

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #316 on: October 17, 2014, 04:00:37 PM »
Im an excellent IT guy. I can fix anything with a hammer and a Credit Card.  :P

A credit card is enough to fix anything, if the limit is big enough.
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #317 on: October 17, 2014, 04:02:25 PM »
Good ole IT. IT just surfs the net until something breaks. Not a bad gig at all.

I like how they always lead off with "That should be working."

Yeah, no kidding.  If it were supposed to not work, I wouldn't have called you.
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #318 on: October 17, 2014, 04:08:39 PM »
I like how they always lead off with "That should be working."

Yeah, no kidding.  If it were supposed to not work, I wouldn't have called you.
Yeah no one calls IT and says "Man, that software you guys installed is really humming along!" Or "That new phone you guys installed at my desk is working great!"

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #319 on: October 17, 2014, 04:17:35 PM »
I like how they always lead off with "That should be working."

Yeah, no kidding.  If it were supposed to not work, I wouldn't have called you.

You would not believe the number of calls that come into a help desk for things where the root cause is a problem between the chair and the keyboard.

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #320 on: October 17, 2014, 10:59:29 PM »
You would not believe the number of calls that come into a help desk for things where the root cause is a problem between the chair and the keyboard.
One job I will never do, Over the Phone Tech Support. Screw that.

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #321 on: October 20, 2014, 12:27:21 PM »
Our IT is pretty good. Plus they just take control of the computer and I just sit back and watch.

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #322 on: October 20, 2014, 12:47:29 PM »
Our IT is pretty good. Plus they just take control of the computer and I just sit back and watch.
A lot of our IT is over seas.... ::)

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #323 on: October 20, 2014, 12:58:38 PM »
Ours is all in house. Government job so our guys are actually pretty darn good. Our security is crazy.

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #324 on: October 20, 2014, 04:25:23 PM »
You would not believe the number of calls that come into a help desk for things where the root cause is a problem between the chair and the keyboard.

Heh - just tell them "ahh, yes, that's the I-D 10T error".  Works when you say it verbally.  Then you write it down and it's ID10T.   ;D

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #325 on: October 20, 2014, 06:47:01 PM »
I am a project manager for a construction company and also i am co owner of a gym in my hometown i am married a boy and a girl and a girl on the way been coaching 12 years

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #326 on: October 20, 2014, 07:08:47 PM »
Sounds about right. A trained monkey can surf the internet all day.

That explains the excessive hair growth on my knuckles the last few years.
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #327 on: October 28, 2014, 12:38:53 PM »
I like how they always lead off with "That should be working."

Yeah, no kidding.  If it were supposed to not work, I wouldn't have called you.

When I say that to users, it's usually code for "The technology is fine. You're the problem."  See below:

You would not believe the number of calls that come into a help desk for things where the root cause is a problem between the chair and the keyboard.

I'll add that you should always help your IT guys help you. Saying "_____ doesn't work" and replying to the subsequent follow up question with "I don't know" is easily the fastest way to annoy your tech team.  It keeps everybody happy if you just say "______ isn't turning on/performing the function it normally does/making a weird noise. That last time I remember it working the right way was ______"

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard

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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #328 on: October 28, 2014, 01:41:53 PM »
When I say that to users, it's usually code for "The technology is fine. You're the problem."  See below:

I'll add that you should always help your IT guys help you. Saying "_____ doesn't work" and replying to the subsequent follow up question with "I don't know" is easily the fastest way to annoy your tech team.  It keeps everybody happy if you just say "______ isn't turning on/performing the function it normally does/making a weird noise. That last time I remember it working the right way was ______"

We try to keep them happy by paying them for doing their job.  I know, it's a crazy system, but that's how we roll.

:)
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Re: whats your Occupation?
« Reply #329 on: October 28, 2014, 02:31:16 PM »
We try to keep them happy by paying them for doing their job.  I know, it's a crazy system, but that's how we roll.

:)

The job of blaming other departments for not being able to work?
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