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I'm currently working on upgrading software on one of our remote access servers, I'd already notified all affected users of the downtime but didn;t want to take the server completely offline, some fecking gimpoid ***** I work with who does whatever the **** she pleases has decided to log on in the middle of installing software in installation mode and if it's fubared my server i'm going to ****ing kill her tomorrow because they take ****ing ages to setrup

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Ah, she sounds like a dick
 
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Ah, she sounds like a dick
She's the sort of person that comes up to your whilst your obviously busy and then talks to you and makes you pay attention then stands there and watches over you while you do what she wants.

She'll come and start talking to you even if your on the phone, ignorant sow.

Most of the time I just tell her to put a support call in, annoying cow.

Really ugly as well.
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Lock out all her accounts. E-mail, organiser and lan logon. When she phones get someone to ask her her mothers maiden name, what she did last night, her bra size etc.....
Should provide a laugh or two
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I'd already notified all affected users of the downtime but didn;t want to take the server completely offline, some fecking gimpoid ***** I work with who does whatever the **** she pleases
I feel your pain mate. I just tell them when I'm doing the work and as long as we have an approved ticket for it the server goes down. They lose work well, hey, we can all read can't we? Hope your rebuild isn't too painful.
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I feel your pain mate. I just tell them when I'm doing the work and as long as we have an approved ticket for it the server goes down. They lose work well, hey, we can all read can't we? Hope your rebuild isn't too painful.
Cheers mate, Terminal Services can be very fragile
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To a total layman it sounds as though she's caused you extra work because you tried to save them extra work. I'd find it hard to be so considerate next time.
Sounds like some subtle sweet revenge is called for, I think killing her is a tad harsh though
 
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Cup of tea Ghosty?
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Confront the stupid cow. Tell her in front of all her colleagues that as she was unable to follow a simple instruction, intended as a favour to them, you have suffered extra unnecessary work, and that from now on you will be completely shutting down the server whenever work needs doing to prevent this happening again.

Belittle her a bit in front of her workmates, then periodically shut down the server, and her colleagues will whinge at her and she might bet the message.

Failing that, sellotape a haddock under her chair.
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These new fangled computers make my head spin.

If the prospect of anyone using it while you were tinkering with it raises such bile, why did you leave it turned on in the first place? I'm struggling a little to see the benefit to your colleagues by leaving it on, if they weren't supposed to use it anyway.
 
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ahh that reminds me of the person who decided to reboot the exchange server when I was half way though trying to repair the exchange store remotley.

"It was running slow so I rebooted it"

ARGH!
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This is why, when I worked in direct IT support , I tended to give my occupation as "Muppet Wrangler"..

but yeah, in future, I'd drop the connection so they can't

(I work in application test and support now and still have to remote on to user sites, you clear all the users out as the system is down, send as many messages as you like and some numpty will always try and connect "just to see if it's fixed yet", rather than wait for the say so from the manager that we are in contact with)...
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burn her house down, bish bosh job done.
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On the other side, I just got confirmation
of a support ticket I opened 2 1/2 weeks ago
about a large email a customer sent (800Mb )
that got "stuck" somewhere and was repeatedly
turning up in my mail box every 30 minutes,
(for 3 days) putting my mail account over it's limit and
not letting me send any emails until I downloaded
it every time and deleted it.


"Sorry is this still an issue? Or can I close the call?"

 
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If the prospect of anyone using it while you were tinkering with it raises such bile, why did you leave it turned on in the first place? I'm struggling a little to see the benefit to your colleagues by leaving it on, if they weren't supposed to use it anyway.
Because I was dialed in from home and to take down the service that stopped them logging on would also stop me logging on and doing the work I needed to do.



I believe the best course of action has already been mentioned and I shall be buying a haddock shortly.

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Stop *****ing and just get on with the job your paid to do !!!!
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She's the sort of person that comes up to your whilst your obviously busy and then talks to you and makes you pay attention then stands there and watches over you while you do what she wants.

She'll come and start talking to you even if your on the phone, ignorant sow.

Most of the time I just tell her to put a support call in, annoying cow.

Really ugly as well.
Why do people not understand that while you may be looking like you are just staring at a screen doing nothing, you are most likely dealing with something that needs a lot of thought and is a complete head****!

I have ended up doing a lot of network stuff here and the number of times someone interupts while sorting out configs is unbelievable, I will admit to screwing up a while back as someone asked me some stupid question while I was editing an access list and I ended up deleting an access list from one of our core switches

No one seems to appreciate here just what is involved with IT and networking, or just how badly designed a lot of broadcast kit is. Nothing uses DNS it all just shouts across the network, nothing can have AV software or the latest patches. And yet when we try and improve things, we are seen to be just making it more awkward and the hark back to the days of a big flat network with a 16 bit subnet mask

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Stop *****ing and just get on with the job your paid to do !!!!
They don't pay me to do it at 9.30PM at night though, that's just me being nice and not knocking everybody off the server in working hours.
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They don't pay me to do it at 9.30PM at night though, that's just me being nice and not knocking everybody off the server in working hours.
Ah but you are IT, therefore you are expected to put yourself out for others. If the shoe is on the other foot though would they put themselves out for you??? would they ****!!!
 
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Why do people not understand that while you may be looking like you are just staring at a screen doing nothing, you are most likely dealing with something that needs a lot of thought and is a complete head****!
You need to cultivate a LOOK, something suitable that with a single glance says that whenever they next have some really urgent work they need to do for their boss it will become corrupt within seconds of them saving the final draft.

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I know what you mean though, where I used to work I was 2nd line support AND a web developer, when your writing amending a complex unix shell script on a production server the last thing you need is some tart coming up to tell you there's a paper jam in the photocopier.

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I hate to say it but...

It's your own ****ing (by your terms ) fault...
You should have disabled logins to the server when you were doing to upgrade...

And WTF are you doing working unpaid hours... Do you think you'll get a big handshake and a big pat on the back for doing it!!! NO... so why bother about it. Do it through normal working hours, or get them to give you O/T or extra leave time for it...

My motto is you don't get anything for nothing in this world, so why let your boss think that he can...
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My motto is you don't get anything for nothing in this world, so why let your boss think that he can...
Which is why you are a millionaire right?

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My motto is you don't get anything for nothing in this world, so why let your boss think that he can...
Showing willing can also work to your advantage.

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They don't pay me to do it at 9.30PM at night though, that's just me being nice and not knocking everybody off the server in working hours.

And you say I'm too nice
 
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