Annoying/Cringeworthy things your co-workers do....

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  1. Celemo

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    I take a 40 minute nap every day at work, if you have the means, I highly suggest you try it
     
  2. fattus

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    Not that I condone fascism, or any ism for that matter. Isms in my opinion are not good.
     
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  3. racer

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    My old chud of a former boss, who I have heard complaint about Indian names/people that we interact with, among other things, had to write an email that started “Hi Cookie and Shaquanta” and I’m just absolutely thrilled with how mad that probably made her.
     
  4. Nandor the Relentless

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    Had to get IT to install some software on my computer at my new practice since no one but IT has install rights. Guy came to install it today, he was trying to copy and paste the serial number and kept trying to use the wrong keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste :facepalm:

    Then he had a problem during the install because he fucked it up, so he had to get on his phone to message his boss and was typing it with one hand like some heathen savage that has never used a phone.

    :cmonson:
     
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  5. racer

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    Heathen and savage combo. Nice, Shawn.
     
  6. fattus

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    When IT support needs to work on my computer I disappear for a few hours.
     
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  7. Super Vegeta

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    I drive to a close by empty church parking lot during my lunch and take naps sometimes. Best part of my day.

    Pro tip from an IT guy: If we have to work on your shit don't look over our shoulder the whole time. It's weird.
     
  8. Nandor the Relentless

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    I don't know how some of these IT people get their jobs here. Every IT job posting I've seen here required a degree in computer science. Are these people just buying diplomas online or something?
     
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  9. Funshot Residue

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    Somewhere there is a rookie IT guy talking about an "accountant" he upgraded today.
     
  10. RegimentML

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    I work in IT. Where I work, the help desk/service employees typically have different qualifications than most analysts and developers. I’m not sure we even require a college degree for those roles. It’s a different and more hands on skill set.
     
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  11. fattus

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    You missed my point. I wasn’t disparaging IT people. I get lost so they can do their work without me hovering over them.
     
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  12. TC

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    The biggest possible work goal is have a couch in your office and the power to clear your whole schedule and use it like Don Draper
     
  13. Butthead

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    People with degrees in computer science aren't coming to show you how to log in, Shawn
     
  14. Nandor the Relentless

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    No one was showing me how to login...
     
  15. OHW

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    old software developers can be just as computer illiterate as your parents.
     
  16. Butthead

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    That doesn't seem accurate

    Were your parents mainframe programmers?
     
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  17. kentucky_dawg

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    Its definitely accurate on newer software. I'd agree not so much on hardware
     
  18. Marbles

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    My mom retired from computer IT from a major company. While studying for her degree she learn how to use a computer with a punch card. I assure you she can’t trouble shoot detailed issues.
     
  19. Redav

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    Always love getting that IT guy who knows less about computers than I do.

    "Yeah I tried all that"

    "Hmm let me research it some more and I'll call you back"
     
  20. Willpépé

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    It even exists in higher tiered support. It’s fucking obnoxious. Also doesn’t Nandor have an mba and checks people in for appointments? Who the fuck cares if the IT dude has GED or is a Harvard grad?
     
  21. OHW

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    i have a developer who's retiring in may who still has to call desktop support to sync her headset to her computer.
     
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  22. Butthead

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    Is she rewriting Cobol things?
     
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  23. Nandor the Relentless

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    No
     
  24. Nandor the Relentless

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    This is basically our IT help desk. You call them for help and 75% of the time you get someone that doesn't know jack shit. Or you submit a ticket online, they'll mark it as completed when nothing was ever actually done to complete the task. I once had to submit the same ticket four times to get it actually taken care of, said in the request it had been marked completed but nothing was ever done, and they called me and asked why I kept submitting it.
     
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  25. The Blackfish

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    IIRC after they’re checked in he escorts them from the waiting room to the exam room.
     
  26. racer

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    Ladies and gentlemen, Shawn, the IT engineer slash doctor slash CPA.
     
  27. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    There's not a poster quite like Shawn.
     
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  28. Butthead

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    You complain about small shit in a certain way, constantly, that makes you look like a fucking idiot tbh
     
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  29. Butthead

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    Other people said the same thing, but nicer

    :shocker:
     
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  30. Nandor the Relentless

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    You exist in a certain way, constantly, that makes you look like an uneducated, incompetent buffoon.
     
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  31. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Legit laughed hard at this.
     
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  32. Redav

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    Lol yeah my work will do that. I've gotten tickets for shit that was "completed" that I had no idea what it was
     
  33. DuffandMuff

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    I make calling IT my absolute last option. I have to exhaust every google search for 30 minutes before I ask them a question.

    I feel like it’s expected for me to handle my own IT shit as a younger guy in the office. My director? Calls IT when he can’t figure out his Outlook signature or out of office message.
     
  34. cutig

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    At least he doesn't call you. I get to be the IT professional in my office because I'm young. Luckily I just hired someone younger so maybe he'll get all the troubleshooting requests
     
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  35. Nandor the Relentless

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    I'm pretending not to be IT knowledgeable at my current job because everyone would come to me with their IT problems at my last several jobs. Might not work out long, pretty sure my previous manager told my current manager on the reference call that I was IT savvy.
     
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  36. kentucky_dawg

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    You should charge them for every IT problem you have to solve. Transition into a contractor/freelance role
     
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  37. DuffandMuff

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    Definitely had my boss at my first real job out of college turn to me for every IT issue. Didn’t mind at first, but got exhausting after a while.
     
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  38. racer

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    Email:
    Hello, we need xyz report that takes you about 4 hours on or before January 14th. Thanks!

    Snitchin’ ass coworker:
    Hey boss there’s a week old email in a shared inbox that racer won’t reply to.

    Boss:
    We promise clients two day turnaround on email requests, this is a week old.

    Me:
    Yeah, but I have barely enough time to keep actual urgent stuff to that standard this month, so I’m going to do it in January.

    Boss:
    Can we please just take care of it today?

    Me:
    So you want me to ignore actual things that need to be done today to do the thing that specifically says that it doesn’t need to be done for another 2-3 weeks and cause a bunch of other headaches in the process?
     
  39. OHW

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    people who decide to be this person... why
     
  40. racer

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    In this case she used to be my boss. She was in charge of some stuff for like 10 years. About a year ago she got removed because she was doing such a terrible job. I literally never got any sort of feedback, help, etc. I could go nearly a solid week of radio silence. Plus every process and product was stuck in 2005.
    So she now is just on the team and has an ambiguous title and a job description none of us have seen, but basically we’re always told that she doesn’t impact our individual roles. Leads me to believe they’re paying her to do nothing out of some
    kind of weird loyalty or legal threat?
    Anyway, all she’s done the last year is tattle on everyone for no reason. Then we all go to our boss and say she’s doing it again and the boss is like not ok, we’ll solve it. A few weeks maybe of peace then the cycle starts over. It doesn’t get fixed.
     
  41. Super Vegeta

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    :redcard:

    I have a comp sci degree and I handle everything from networking/programming/server maintenance/data maintenance all the way down to password resets. There are only 2 of us in IT here.
     
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  42. Redav

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    The trick IT people won't tell you about is if there's anything wrong with your computer you can just hold the power button down and it will go away
     
  43. Super Vegeta

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    Please edit this I need to buy food.
     
  44. racer

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    IT: I see we just have you a new laptop 3 months ago, and you aren’t due for one of the better new laptops we just got for at least 18 months.

    Employee: They don’t know I know this hack:

    [​IMG]
     
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  45. wes tegg

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    How are all of you having so many interactions with the IT guys?
     
  46. wes tegg

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    Couldn't you have just replied to the email and said "Thanks, Client. I will get the report to you in early January."
     
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  47. CF3234

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    our office internet goes down for about 30 min to an hour almost daily. This week it has decided just like the rest of the world, it isn't working this week.
     
  48. Super Vegeta

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  49. One Two

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    You will have to forgive Tegg here. Can confirm that unfortunately in Alabama it is still the norm for IT guys to have separate bathrooms, water fountains, entrances to the building, etc.
     
  50. wes tegg

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    Ha! I meant how in the hell do you have so many computer issues.
     
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