Song of the Printerer Redux


#201

I was leaning against the phone lines and had my other arm on the mainframe when a call went through one of the connections I was leaning on. It was enough to make me jump a few times and almost fall.

Didn’t knock me across the room or anything, but it felt like my heart missed a beat or two.


#202

+1 for being zapped by phone punch downs.


#203

I got some nice sparks off my old PBX, but never really got zapped by it. Mostly when pulling or cutting old cross connect cable out.


#204

I was leaning with !y entire forearm crossing multiple lines. I suppose in theory it could have killed me if it hit my head just right. I’m the left arm, across the chest and out my right


#205

On-Call (on The Register) is doing a printerer eppysode

Grabbit while it’s hot! And be sure to visit the comments! Lots of printerer goodness.


#206

With apologies to Tom Jameson and rest of The Jamies

It’s printerers printerers print print printerers
Printerers printerers print print printerers
Printerers printerers print print printerers
Printerers printerers print print printerers
Printerers!

Documents got thrown away
Say hello to dull work days
Who reads this crap anyways?
It’s printerers!

No more browser history
To re-find pornography
It’s all network geometry
Because its printerers!

You’ll want to head straight for the hills
But you must stay to pay the bills
Oh, it will be such a ball
Only have one queue for all

Are you printing or are you ain’t
Slow networks are just one complaint
Adding paper is not quaint
It’s printerers!

Things get so crazy you could flip
Just grab your coffee, have a sip
Don’t punch your boss right in the lip
Because of printerers!

You’ll want to head straight for the hills
But you must stay to pay the bills
Oh, it will be such a ball
Only have one queue for all

You’ll add toner every day
And fuser oil once in May
If the boss complains then just say
“It’s printerers!”

And every night you’ll have to dance
To wipe the toner off your pants
The job will put you in a trance
Because of printerers!

You’ll want to head straight for the bills
But you must stay to pay the bills
Oh, it will be such a ball
Only have one queue for all

It’s printerers!

It’s printerers printerers print print printerers
Printerers printerers print print printerers
Printerers printerers print print printerers
Printerers printerers print print printerers
Printerers!

It’s printerers!


#207

Going Against His Personal Prints-iples
Employees, Extra Stupid, Jerk, Non-Dialogue, Office, Pennsylvania, USA | Working | January 2, 2019

Our floor has two small commercial printers that serve all the department offices. One is located near the cubicles where temp workers and contractors are set up. It’s the closest for me, but lately, I had noticed that when I went to print documents, they wouldn’t always be there when I got to the printer. I put in a ticket with IT and found several other people had done so, as well. IT struggled to troubleshoot over the week, trying to figure out why the printer showed that it was printing documents, but hadn’t done so. The problem was inconsistent and seemed to come and go at random, and IT struggled to replicate it over the next few weeks. Eventually, they rerouted all documents to the far side of the floor, which was annoying.

One morning, IT asked to use my laptop to send a test document to the printer, trying to replicate the issue. He set up the laptop next to the printer to work. A moment later, I heard raised voices.

Apparently, the moment the document came hot off of the printer, the temp in the adjoining cubicle reached out, grabbed it, and threw it in his trash can! When we all came out of offices to see the issue, the IT guy was yelling at the temp for throwing out the paper, while the temp was angrily yelling at the IT guy for not fixing “his printer” from printing out random documents.

Turns out that whenever the temp was there, if he heard the printer start, he was throwing out the document as he thought it was his personal printer and didn’t want anything else printing from it. He only worked fifteen hours a week, explaining why the problem seemed to come and go. Because he had thrown out documents that needed to be shredded, and because he was so belligerent about it, he was let go from the company. Our printer was fine afterward.


#208

WTF?

We had a weird situation where a group was using “our” printer (Our being the IT department, the other group being a group that should have had their own printer as they printed so much) and basically camped out to do so. They’d sit in the hallway and print a half ream of pages at a time… Regularly, for days.


#209

When I went back to my company, I found that manglement was busy with a large tender.

They never asked IT for assistance with printing and print jobs, and as a result, fell behind schedule. We lost the tender by an hour or so.

Of course, heads rolled (luckily not mine).