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Discussion in 'Rants & Raves' started by ScottD3, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. ScottD3
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    [Feb 8, 2011]
    I'm part of two man team maintain all the computers, servers, laptops, printers, scanners, software and any other **** they want to give to maintain, run, fix, look after and so on.
    Which is fine, apart from nothing happening at the moment its a enjoyable job at times.
    I moved in to this team from another IT team after a staffing shuffle.
    I'm the only guy on base who has admin rights on the two net works and able to support both at the same time.

    But i'm after 8 months in this roll i'm starting to get really annoyed with the other guy (Who is also my supervisor/team leader of one). I swear he has no idea how to solve issues or fix any thing. He asks for help and advice but pays no attention to it, even though its correct and would save him days of hassel.
    He's doing a skanders (Urban Dictionary: skanders).

    we've been given a batch of new laptops that locked down and encrypted for security reasons, which is a pain in the ass for us and our main use of them. But in his attempt to remove this he started playing about with bios, instead of changing the settings one at a time (not that i know why he's in bios when its the harddrives thats encripted) and testing he changed every thing and then tested.
    Laptop would not boot. so he said its dead, put it away and got another one.
    Did exactly the same thing to this one. all this time he's asking questions and i'm giving answers but he carrys on. he left the laptop on the side saying its dead, he walked off to get another one.
    I walked over and changed the settings back and said its working. explained to him what I did and he changed the others back and proceding to rebuilding them.

    he's now trying to install the wireless drivers but can't do it, he's blaming bios settings but they are enabled in the bios and thats not even locked down..............O wait, he's rebuilding the laptop cause he can't see the settings in bios.
    all the PC's, laptops and servers he rebuild are done with out images. so there no set standard of builds for out kit. nothing is the same apart from the PCs name and passwords (Which is his name).

    Makes my life a pain in the ass trying to fix a fault. I spent a day and produced two images for 2 of our most popular machines, all works fine, set up to the correct standards and makes building a PC or laptop so much quicker. But no, he wont use it cause he likes sitting in front of a PC for hours with a stack of CDs and paper work. he builds every thing on 19" widescreen monitors, most of our monitors are 19" square. we have loads of fun when installing new PCs, all the resolutions are out of sync. :mad:

    I now refuse to build any thing or install any new bits of kit.

    Many other stories but I feel better now, so i'll leave them.

    O yeah, the 2 networks on base are joining to make one big net work and the IT teams are merging together (I'm going back to my old team) and he's going in to 3rd line and i'm be stuck at 2nd line. :think:

    I'm going to go play AMA on 5foot screen, I might feel better. :)
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    The guy sounds like a complete mongo.

    I do a similar thing although its more a consulatant part time basis for a few different companies who dont have their own IT people. One of them has a guy who likes to think he knows his stuff, so when they moved premises last year he had his fingers in all the pies ordering kit and didnt bother consulting me for a lot of it. Most of the **** he baught is either in a cupboard not being used because its **** (wireless voip phones, VoIP hardware and software, dsl modems etc etc) or in the case of some of it is still in use but is quite limiting and annoying (switches and routers in particular).

    The company spent nearly a year fighting with his abortion of a VoIP setup, and the guy simply couldnt accept that one ADSL line couldnt handle the number of outbound calls. Eventually it got to a point where the ADSL lines were dropping out a lot due to electrical interference from a test rig they had running, and the boss finally got the message, and installed a proper phone system with ISDN trunks.

    Luckily for me that guy seems to have taken a less involved role these days, and the guy i mostly deal with instead is much better.
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    [Feb 9, 2011]
    I hate people like that.
    Got a guy who works here.
    He use to do basic 1st line stuff where i use to work and he keeps telling us all how to fix the problem and the best way to set up our servers for his use and why he thinks he needs Admin rights and a better PC.
    When ever we get a call in for him, we fight over whos not doing it.
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    A lot of companies do employ a lot of muppets these days. I wonder why they do it!?
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    How old is this other guy & how old are you may I ask?
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    You may ask and I shall answer.

    I'm 28 and he's in his late 30s early 40s.
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    For me it says it all, old school, which tbh is a mindset, I once had an order for 20 stations for an office, same spec identical hardware, software, so installed 1, tested, all ok then did an image with true image, then copied to each station then just changed the relevant keys to each machine for licensing, worked a treat saved me literally days of extra work.

    Some people just dont/wont adapt to new things, they have there ways & thats it, personally I cant stand it, as my outlaws are like that, especially when it comes to recycling, thick as 2 poos when comes to that or more like set in ways cant be bothered to change, does my swede in arrgghhh, thats glass you dumb idiot, recycle it, same with collecting wood for the stove, yes it saves you paying gas heating costs but what about the cost of driving there, servicing, tyres etc of the car let alone your time, did it really save you that money or did it cost you more, let also alone having to chop up the wood with a chainsaw & my recip that needs charging all costs money, people really dont get it when it comes to economising or using your time better.
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    Can always tell him to fack orf and outsource the IT to my company :)
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    [Feb 10, 2011]
    I agree, he is set in his ways. Not sure how he's going to take the big change in next couple of months.
    Could be interesting.

    Nice idea for you lot but not for us. lol
    Plus we are going over to HP in the coming months, that should be interesting. SHHHH dont tell any one though :D
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