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[Status update] IT people are the worst users!

I mean... come on, people! It's not rocket science! GRRRRR!

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  • Jan 24, 2017 at 09:30 AM

    have you tried turning it off and on again?

  • Jan 24, 2017 at 07:01 PM

    It is not always that bad... today I actually got help from the service desk.

    For me, the annoying part is when you get contacted by a 'friendly' bot to solve your problem. I know what is the problem already... just give me that elevated command prompt :)

    • Jan 24, 2017 at 07:35 PM

      I'm sure annoyance goes both ways when IT people have to deal with clueless tier 1 support reading from the script.

      Tier 1: "Locate Start button in the bottom left ...."
      Me: "Yeah, yeah, I'm already in the command prompt".
      Tier 1: [sparkles, fuse blown, resetting] "Locate Start button ...."

    • Jan 27, 2017 at 09:57 AM

      Veselina - good thing you called it the service desk and not the helpdesk - my friends and I used to call it the irony desk as they were rarely helpful

      But then I really shouldn't insult support much as most do an awesome job considering they have to generalise over a heap of topics

  • Jan 25, 2017 at 09:26 AM

    I'm working on a Saturn V simulator. It really is rocket science.

    • Jan 30, 2017 at 04:53 PM

      "You know you lived in the US for too long" when I'm reading this post and the first thought is "why on Earth would anyone want to simulate a Saturn ?". :)

      • Jan 30, 2017 at 09:01 PM

        I'm glad you posted that link. I had no idea what you were talking about.

        • Jan 30, 2017 at 10:33 PM

          I also had no idea this brand existed before we moved to the US in 2000. But now it somehow supersedes the planet reference in my brain. :)

      • Jan 31, 2017 at 04:38 PM

        Come on Jelena - I can totally see you driving to work in the convertible Sky ;)

  • Jan 25, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    Try telling them to kindly do the needy and revert ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Jan 26, 2017 at 09:25 AM

    No, I meant the IT people that use my systems, making them my users. Suddenly they forget how annoyed they get about their users throwing vage error summaries at them and just go DAU. -.-

    "It's not working." ... You don't say! What exactly is not working?!


    That kind of stuff. *sigh* I'll get me some coffee...

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