[windows2000] Re: RES: Re: OT - Question about supporting Personal PC's

  • From: "Greg Reese" <GReese@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 18:10:32 -0400

in their defense, they get bugged for stuff that isn't their job too.  People 
are always hitting up our accounts for help with their taxes and our 
maintenance staff to fix their sinks or to recommend a pool contractor.  Plus 
people always glare at the executives because the exec suddenly gets a new car 
while they are stuck working weekends and didn't get a pay raise.  Or they ask 
the legal dept about their neighbor's sister's cousin's custody battle and will 
he take a look at it.  I am sure they all get just as steamed about it.

Everybody has crap to deal with.  In IT, we have to deal with being the only 
source of help for people's computer problems. I will be worried when they stop 
asking me.  That means they don't think I know the answer which means they 
don't think I know how to do my job.

Greg

-----Original Message-----
From: Puetz, Christoph [mailto:Christoph.Puetz@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 5:51 PM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: RES: Re: OT - Question about supporting
Personal PC's


I guess it's part of the job - even if it is a pain as it sometimes is. You
don't get credit for it but everyone still expects you to do it. I had a VP
at a different company doing this kind of stuff to me in the past. He even
ran his wife's business website on our servers - all with a nod from above.
I know it's sad but if you want to get ahead within in the company you need
to swallow down your pride and anger and get the job done as good as you
can. Maybe it pays off - maybe it doesn't. 

You could start your own company and avoid those things ....

Christoph 

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Berry [mailto:compjma@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 1:14 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: RES: Re: OT - Question about supporting
Personal PC's


>From: "Eduardo Freitas" <eduardofreitas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>I always have to drive to places to fix personal computers from elite ppl
>around here. The most depressing thing is that you do it and they can only
>criticize it saying it should be working and blaming on you stupid things
>they do.

I have this problem here as well, I think it's just part of the job.  The 
only reason it bugs me is because I have all this important work to do but 
instead I'm fixing some schmucks system so he can do dvd burning.  This is 
more important than working on our email server??

Chris Berry
compjma@xxxxxxxxxxx
Systems Administrator
JM Associates

"Conciousness: that annoying time between naps."

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