Things you wish you could say (at work)


#2710

Do you mean a dull, vacant look, or a pained, cross-eyed blinded look? My doctor has recommended I stop staring into headlights and this is the best guess as to what I looked like when I did it.


#2711

Managed to figure that out. Glad I did not step into that trap.

Thanks @ Admiral Ackbar :smiley:


#2712

PROTIP - When asked to design a web site, or code a program or something, always, always, always do your schitty best - so that they will ask somebody else.

Otherwise the company will make use of your “services” for free.

Happened to me once, got asked to design a web site. I created a very, very basic site and left it at that. They roped in somebody else and had to pay for that.


#2713

That sounds familiar. I teach the basic web authoring classes, so the school wanted me to “look over” a web page and see why things weren’t working. One, I don’t know enough to be a professional web designer, and two, I knew that if I did it once, I’d be stuck doing it forever.


#2714

Dear $department_manglers

It is YOUR job to put in a request and a budget for new laptops/desktops/whatever, not IT’s job.

kthanxbai.


#2715

Please just approve my change.


#2716

For the love of all that’s holy, hire some more techs.


#2717

Now that is also what I’m wishing for here.


#2718

I’ll approve it, @balance!


#2719

Finally got it approved,although it took a 2 hour meeting for about 5 minutes of content relevant to me.


#2720

Reminds me of the change obstructionmanagement process at my first job out of school


#2721

Wait please tell me this was not one of the IT students…


#2722

Not an IT student. :slight_smile:


#2723

Thank goodness, it doesn’t sound like anything they would do, but had to check!


#2724

What is the proper protocol if you think a support engineer at another company may have died while you’re working with them?


#2726

You mean, like, while you were on the phone with him?


#2727

Dear $HRdroid

If you communicated just exactly why you need access to the ex-HRdroid’s emails a nasty situation could have been avoided.

But no, you just asked for access to the emails and left it at that. And at the same time I was busy with a domain migration.

Things like that tend to piss me off for some reason.

And no, we’ll not be your personal slaves, ready to drop everything at your beck and call.


#2728

Play the dead parrot skit?


#2729

In this case, it was more that he had to take a week off for unspecified medical reasons, then 3 weeks later had never gotten back to me. I escalated to his manager, but didn’t want to change techs as barring the absence, he was a really good engineer for the system we were working on… The best of 3-4 guys from the same company I’ve worked with.

I discussed the other option with a PM a few months ago, though: We had Field Engineers working solo at remote office after hours that had to life and rack heavy routers by themselves. I really wondered what we’d do if someone dropped a router on their head or similar.


#2730

Find them in the morning?

Bu seriously… if they’re alone, and no one expects them until the next day… yeah, that could happen.