Rewire their brains

October 4, 2007 at 12:48 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

I hate IT people. They think they know shit others don’t even when they have no clue what they’re doing.

We have an IT department that’s more gevrek than most. In the time it took the guy to respond to a call logged by our office manager, I had moved my own PC and set it up myself. It’s not rocket science people.

Now, I don’t mind if we get the floppy haired, striped-jersey wearing types coming to fix our machines but if they don’t know what the hell they’re doing they should say so.

But do they? Of course not. They give you a bunch of mumbo-jumbo techno kak (which, if you know anything about tech stuff, you’d know is the biggest bunch of BS) before leaving without fixing the problem. 

My colleague discovered their BS-ing after I pointed out to him what the issues were and how they could be fixed. He called them. Said floppy-haired guy said there’s nothing wrong and that he just needs more space, clean-up, etc.

Fuck that. I know for a fact my colleague’s machine is as dead as Britney’s career. And when I pointed out to my technologically challenged colleague (he only got a microwave two years ago!)  he realised the IT dudes had been pulling the electrical wires over his eyes all this time.

I do so wish there were clever IT dudes around. Just one. But I guess that’s asking too much – almost as much as asking Britney to wear panties.

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7 Comments

  1. The Divine Miss M said,

    There are some clever IT guys, I live with one of them actually and my good friend is dating another one … the problem with most IT guys is that they think they are too superior to actually deal with our basic problems in a reasonable fashion. Apparently we aren’t important enough to deal with fast so we get left at the bottom.

    I’m having a relationship with our guys in IT – I speak to them every morning, even recognise the different voices now (even though their helpdesk is in Wales and I’ve never met the guys) and then speak to them throughout the day, receive emails etc BUT THEY STILL DON’T HELP ME!!

    I hate them all.

  2. madamm said,

    I’ve never had a problem with IT people, but I’ve heard of others…

  3. tbhanks said,

    DMM, maybe it’s a good thing they’re so far. Our guys are right here and every time I see one I have to restrain myself…
    Mrs M – be glad. Be very glad.

  4. The Divine Miss M said,

    Yup MrsM, be really glad! 🙂

  5. phillygirl said,

    Well, this is an amusing read for me … since technically I’m in IT, but not that awful Networking bit. I’m a developer. And for me the worst thing is the non-IT people pretending they have a clue and tossing jargon around in a conversation that adds up to nothing.

    “So I installed a new MQ queue with my Java script yesterday and that’s increased the speed of my USB portal“.

    Well, that’s the gist of it 😛

  6. tbhanks said,

    Hey Phillygirl

    Sorry if we were mean and nasty about IT people. But they sure haven’t endeared themselves to us.
    But developers are cool. They’re not at the frontline. They’re not the ones who lie. They’re not the ones who are here…

  7. tbhanks said,

    Hey Phillygirl

    Sorry if we were mean and nasty about IT people. But they sure haven’t endeared themselves to us.
    But developers are cool. They’re not at the frontline. They’re not the ones who lie. They’re not the ones who are here…

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