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HairyArse
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I'm fucking fuming right now.

Was just called to see a 'manager' and was told that:

"because our computers are so unstable and temperamental, do you think it's worth getting some surge protection?"

This offends me on so many levels. 1) Our computers are not unstable at all, they're fucking rock solid. The only problems we're having are with fucking stupid £38 logitech mice that decide to switch left and right mouse buttons around at random. We do have problems with our Access database but that's because it has about 30 simultaneous forms open and is an Access specific problem and nothing to do with our PCs or how I set them up.

And 2) What fucking difference to any of that will surge protection make?

3) Why does this person feel the need to tell me how to do my fucking job when she doesn't have the foggiest clue about anything?

/fumes
#1 at 12:59:59 - 10/12/2007
WOPR
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The key word in your post is 'she'.

;)
#2 at 13:01:31 - 10/12/2007
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That's pretty harsh I can understand why you're pissed off.
#3 at 13:04:28 - 10/12/2007
HairyArse
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I'm even more pissed off because apparently they, (all the managers) had a meeting on Friday and all discussed this in great detail, without me even being there.

Yep - a whole group of IT illiterate fuckwits discussed the IT 'problems' within a company, without anyone from IT being actually present.
#4 at 13:06:51 - 10/12/2007
peej
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This, I take it, is the stupid old tart that couldn't walk across the muddy car park in her new shoes, amirite?

I get this sort of treatment every day at work. I just shrug and go off and do what I was going to do anyway. I could spend my entire life dealing with the politics of this place and never get anywhere.

Sounds to me like you should let her waste all that money on surge protection because it sure as shite won't solve the mouse prob :)

Peej
#5 at 13:09:40 - 10/12/2007
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Yes indeed it is her. She's the bane of my life at the moment.
#6 at 13:10:14 - 10/12/2007
peej
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Practically everywhere you work you'll get someone like that. I've never had a job yet where there hasn't been at least one person who ought to keep their hooter out of your working business.

Peej
#7 at 13:12:15 - 10/12/2007
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HairyArse said:Yes indeed it is her. She's the bane of my life at the moment.

SASPUHA!
#8 at 15:08:07 - 10/12/2007
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HairyArse said:
3) Why does this person feel the need to tell me how to do my fucking job when she doesn't have the foggiest clue about anything?

You answered your own question here:

Was just called to see a 'manager'
#9 at 15:14:32 - 10/12/2007
peej
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WOPR said:
HairyArse said:Yes indeed it is her. She's the bane of my life at the moment.

SASPUHA!


Thanks for that, now I've got tea in my nice mac keyboard.

Peej
#10 at 15:17:01 - 10/12/2007
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WOPR said:
HairyArse said:Yes indeed it is her. She's the bane of my life at the moment.

SASPUHA!


SASP up her ass

SASP?

Sing and stuff Plants up her ass?

??
#11 at 15:34:35 - 10/12/2007
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Shove A Surge Protector...
#12 at 15:50:47 - 10/12/2007
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... Under Her Arm
#13 at 15:57:37 - 10/12/2007
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Salaman said:
WOPR said:
HairyArse said:Yes indeed it is her. She's the bane of my life at the moment.

SASPUHA!


SASP up her ass

SASP?

Sing and stuff Plants up her ass?

??

LEAVE THE DONKEY OUT OF IT!!!
#14 at 22:14:58 - 10/12/2007
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YABOFHAICMFP
#15 at 14:21:00 - 11/12/2007
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/is lost in a sea of acronyms.

Sorry, ILIASOA
#16 at 14:53:59 - 11/12/2007
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Ginger said:YABOFHAICMFP

You are Bastard Operator From Hell and I claim my five pounds?
#17 at 15:27:47 - 11/12/2007
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tannerd said:
Ginger said:YABOFHAICMFP

You are Bastard Operator From Hell and I claim my five pounds?

dingdingdingdingdingdingding! We have a winner!

/hands over prize jaffa cake
#18 at 15:41:10 - 11/12/2007
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Ginger said:
BOFH

RANDOM FACT: There's a C64 game based on that! :{D>
#19 at 15:43:28 - 11/12/2007
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Not quite sure what you're so angry about - you were called in to get your opinion on the matter so they clearly value it to some degree. And it's not their fault they don't understand this, that's what you're there for, to explain it.

I know how annoying it is to have people try to make a decision without you when you should clearly be involved, and how annoying it is to have people casually imply some degree of incompetence on your part seemingly without even realising it, but fact is that it happens all the time, no use getting annoyed about it.

My suggestion - find out what they mean by 'unstable and temperamental'. Get them to write a list or something that you can act on. It sounds like your computers are fine, in which case the list will end up either being embarassingly short or embarassingly full of trivialities - either way you've proved your point without having to kick up an argument with them.
#20 at 19:23:49 - 11/12/2007
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Well it was more that they were telling me that surge protectors are the be-all and end-all fix rather than asking my opinion. Though reading back my initial post it doesn't read that way.
#21 at 19:33:30 - 11/12/2007
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Rants can be like that. :) Seriously though, getting them to be very explicit about exactly what aspect of the computers they have a problem with will likely give you a very good position to argue from. Generalities only allow idiots to continue arguing!
#22 at 20:17:56 - 11/12/2007
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This is the thing, when I asked for specifics they only mentioned the occasional mouse issues which are only affecting 2 employees as well as the database issues which I'm well aware of - I've actually rectified this but it meant a visual change to the front end of the database and they don't like change here so the fix never got formally implemented.

It's not even so much the fact of what was said it's more how it was said and this particular person constantly talks to me like this and it really winds me up. It's also impossible to discuss this with said management as she's shagging the MD. Make of that what you will.

(The words fast and promotion spring to mind.)

There's so much more to this all than I've alluded to in this post. I hate office politics, I just go to work to work you know?
#23 at 20:23:33 - 11/12/2007
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HairyArse said: It's also impossible to discuss this with said management as she's shagging the MD. Make of that what you will.

(The words fast and promotion spring to mind.)


The words spit and roast come to mind for me.
#24 at 20:27:43 - 11/12/2007
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For fuck sake - the same manager is annoying me again today now.

We've got a wanky xmas flash greeting on our website which has just been enabled this morning and she wants to know that why when she loads the website it doesn't appear - the reason being IE loads the cached version of our site. I told her she had to manually refresh the page to make it appear which she did and it worked. She's now questioning why this occurs and wants to know if all our customers will have to manually refresh the website if they have a cached version.

Well yeah of course they fucking do, that's how the internet works. She's making out like it's my fault that that's how IE and browsers work.

Argghhh!
#25 at 14:54:44 - 12/12/2007
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So why are you gabbing here and not off rewriting the whole internets, dammit? Quit whining and get to work.

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#26 at 15:10:56 - 12/12/2007
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HairyArse said:...It's also impossible to discuss this with said management as she's shagging the MD...

Oh dear... never a great mix.
#27 at 15:41:53 - 12/12/2007
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I've had a good whinge about mine on EG today but I can also do the same here :) the committee that steers our IT strategies are a bunch of self serving academics who get all their computer knowledge from the Sunday Times Colour Supplements.

Peej
#28 at 16:12:17 - 12/12/2007
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I just sat in a meeting and it was just...

just...

I want to go home.
#29 at 16:44:00 - 12/12/2007
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wanky xmas flash greeting
Argghhh!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOES!

I'm in exactly the same predicament only mine is far worse than yours i can tell ya.

Project manager initiates project FUCKING STUPID CHRISTMAS CARD SHIT for asshole client #1, tis an annual event.

I recieve nothing, i ask for a brief, PM makes one up on the spot, snowglobe with snowman in it + snow + greeting from asshole client.

Done... send to client. Client says the didn't ask for that, they want a snowglobe with a photograph of theirs in it, a photograph of a woman and the london skyline... during the day. They want snow over that... yah... that'll work, white snow on a very very lightblue background... fuck it i say... i'll just do it and shut them up.

PRODUCED

Naw, they hate there idea, it's shit(i coulda told them that and i woulda if they'd let the sweary scotsman talk to clients "hey you, fucking retardo magi-cunt, you're a fucking moron, don't speak to us ever again you fucking pizza-holed cocksocket gnnn etc")... where was i... oh yeah, they hate it. they wany something like this:

*exhibit A, previous crimbo card attached as a word document.... did they actually send a word document out to there customers with a greetings card inside?! wtf... i'll leave that glaring bit of incompetence for a while and start the flash card completely from the start.

Tis looking okay, i send it over to pm who sends it over to the client. Client can't see flash to approve it(corporate flash and javascript lockdown), has never seen any of the previous flash files, they've went on the description of the card given by the pm?!?! They want an animate gif version... so... i... kinda fudge the flash into a 100% keyframe animate, export as video etc to convert to gif, have it ready to send... dramatic interruption, client CAN see flash, they just hadn't bothered looking and gave an excuse instead that turned into a pure utter gold lie by the pm(wow they're amazing)... now they've decided they want one in dutch.

I've put goatse into the animation, he's in a star, so so small. o/
#30 at 17:55:19 - 12/12/2007

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