|p.s. - i'm about *this* close to running around in the server room with a
pair of bolt cutters, and a large wooden mallet, laughing like a maniac and
cutting everything i can fit the bolt cutters around. and whacking that
which i cannot. so if i seem semi-incoherent, or just really *really* nasty
at times, please forgive me. stress is not a pretty thing. };P
-- Phillip R. Jaenke
This would be exactly why people should not complain too much to the person fixing their computers. It could be disastrous to their data if the person lost their cool. It could be massively expensive and a huge loss of any sensitive data.
P.S. Think about this next time you want to cuss out your I.T. person at work. What would it do to your job?
5 blog comments below
Truly, think about it hard before you give ANY support staff a hard time. Their jobs are hard, and, often, unpleasant... and without them you CANNOT do yours. If you get on their bad sides, you'll likely suffer.
Ankhanu on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:39 am
You might even have BOFH as your network admin.
Bikerman on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:47 am
I can't remember ever having an IT person at work who needed to be stressed. I've probably been lucky. These guys have always been great at what they are doing. Think the closest to be annoyed has been the customer service people of my IP (the phone ones where one is supposed to dial a number for "service") who aren't really IT but are playing at IT. Not their fault however for being untrained. I managed to find my way round that by making a personal visit to my IP and then get their friendly account people to raise the real experts for me.
deanhills on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:16 pm
I think of the guys at my college, working to get thousands of machines to be just fine for us. We need them to produce our research and I can't imagine what we would if the guys simply decide to stop working one day...
Vanilla on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:47 pm
I agree, with all of the above comments. I also, agree that stressing any support staff is truly a bad idea. Without these people most, if not all, businesses would suddenly find themselves in extremely dire straits.
pauline123 on Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:14 pm