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Aaaargh I am sick of it. I have loads of small crappy little jobs to do, a massive project to sort out and fix things as they break. Why do people think asking in a whiny voice or just being plain rude will make me drop everything and come running for their petty issue that is usually their fault or they could figure out themselves, if they could be arsed!
 
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because they're stupid ... thread closed .
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because they're stupid ... thread closed .
or too lazy.
 
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or too lazy.
lazy and stupid AND incompetant ...
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cos they saw you using tinterweb when u should be working

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cos they saw you using tinterweb when u should be working

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Why do people think asking in a whiny voice or just being plain rude will make me drop everything and come running for their petty issue that is usually their fault or they could figure out themselves, if they could be arsed!
I have a separate pile for jobs like that. It's called the "2 weeks next Tuesday" pile.

'Please' doesn't cost anything, but it can save a work package thousands...
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You IT guys are great, you complain about Windows non-stop because Bill isn't as clever as you and didn't design it properly (Nev) and when someone who knows nothing about IT asks you to come and fix their problem (it's in your job description - no, IT IS your job description), all you do is complain about being dragged away from AO, where you are sitting all day on your arse with your feet up!

...actually, you have a point...

*Edit* You're all just p1ssed off because you can't watch porn any more!
 
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Aaaargh I am sick of it. I have loads of small crappy little jobs to do, a massive project to sort out and fix things as they break. Why do people think asking in a whiny voice or just being plain rude will make me drop everything and come running for their petty issue that is usually their fault or they could figure out themselves, if they could be arsed!
Because people have a personal attachment to their problem, and I really do believe that people think that we sit here surfing the internet all day long...

Er... i'll be quite now



I have combatted this by putting in a helpdesk system and have director buy in that issues will NOT be resolved without a support ticket being raised.
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Told you so!
 
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To be honest IT bods who aren't helpful really p**** me off. The IT department is no different to any other, you exist to help the company make a profit, and you do that by ensuring the staff can do their job efficiently.

This isn't a dig at anyone on this thread, but I have come across it too many times in my job, which funnily enough...is an IT bod
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Computer says no!!!!
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Just tell the to turn it off and turn it on again, job sorted
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Just tell the to turn it off and turn it on again, job sorted
and if that doesn't work ... tell them to turn it off leave it 30 seconds then turn it back on again ... and if that doesn't work tell them to leave it off for a 1 minute ... and if that doesn't work ...
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and if that doesn't work ... tell them to turn it off leave it 30 seconds then turn it back on again ... and if that doesn't work tell them to leave it off for a 1 minute ... and if that doesn't work ...
Thats what the [email protected] at BT tell you when you have problems with the tinternet so I just dont bother they wind me up so much in their call centre abroad so I just turn it off and sod off to work.
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Just tell the to turn it off and turn it on again, job sorted
You've been watching the IT Crowd haven't you?

Or the other one is "Are you sure it's plugged in?"
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You've been watching the IT Crowd haven't you?

Or the other one is "Are you sure it's plugged in?"
Only seen it once but was good

When I used to work in an office they had a problem, the technical term was it was everything was buggered. They called out the tech bloke out who had about a 150 mile trip down only to find that the cleaner had unpluged some stuff to use the hoover
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Thats what the [email protected] at BT tell you when you have problems with the tinternet so I just dont bother they wind me up so much in their call centre abroad so I just turn it off and sod off to work.
Ah, they know it as Power-cycling , so they think it IS technical.

Oh BTW .Those [email protected] are NOT BT, they are only acting under the BT banner.
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Ah, they know it as Power-cycling , so they think it IS technical.

Oh BTW .Those [email protected] are NOT BT, they are only acting under the BT banner.
Its as if they dont actually know anything themselves, they are reading it from a book and they have to start on page one every time :ANYWORD:
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Its as if they dont actually know anything themselves, they are reading it from a book and they have to start on page one every time :ANYWORD:
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You IT guys are great, you complain about Windows non-stop because Bill isn't as clever as you and didn't design it properly (Nev) and when someone who knows nothing about IT asks you to come and fix their problem (it's in your job description - no, IT IS your job description), all you do is complain about being dragged away from AO, where you are sitting all day on your arse with your feet up!

...actually, you have a point...

*Edit* You're all just p1ssed off because you can't watch porn any more!
Problem is they do know, it's just easier to pass the buck to me and then my boss wonders why I haven't finished a network report

As for the porn, we encode porn from tape here so I have access to plenty
 
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Why do IT geeks sorry guys always act like its an inconvenience when I ask them to sort out a computer problem?

Its my computer system and we pay the support contract so is it too much to ask?

Sometimes being pushy is the only way to get things done!
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Aaaargh I am sick of it. I have loads of small crappy little jobs to do, a massive project to sort out and fix things as they break. Why do people think asking in a whiny voice or just being plain rude will make me drop everything and come running for their petty issue that is usually their fault or they could figure out themselves, if they could be arsed!
You have exactly the same job as me! How come you have a GTA and i have a 2.0ts??

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Sounds like you need to deploy the BOFH's helpdesk filter

BOFH: Testing the obscenity filters ? The Register

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Sounds like you need to deploy the BOFH's helpdesk filter

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