How to piss off your sysadmin (idea)
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Wed Jun 21 2000 at 20:47:23
Ok, I realize most
don't do these types of things, but I've been a
, or worked for
for a while now, and these are things that piss me off, in no particular order. I realize these may be repeated elsewhere, on
pages and such, but these actually happened to me.
Lie. Seriously, people will do this, even when you can easily
it, and when they
that you can. I have a lot more respect for someone that will say
I fucked up
than for someone who
s around and feigns
. Show some
, for crying out loud.
Rant. Seriously, I
don't give a rat's ass
how many other people you've talked to who don't have this problem, how much you're paying for $SERVICE, or what kind of problems you've had in the past. That does NOTHING WHATSOEVER to help me solve your immediate problem.
Do things to your computer, while they're on the phone with you, that they didn't tell you to. They're usually going through a mental
of things that could be wrong. If you could've done this
why the fuck
did you call in the first place?
Ask them very open-ended questions.
Call and ask 'Is the server down?' They love that.
When something doesn't work, randomly change configuration options until it does.
Claim to be knowledgable due to some bloated
. Claim that you could fix the problem faster.
Use Windows ICS. Call your webhosting provider about problems that are obviously related to your internal network configuration. Tell them they should help you.
Allow people to install things on your personal machine that you have no idea how to use, then fire them. Repeat above step.
Email support and complain that you can't send mail.
Get annoyed and huffy when they assume you're a
Relate to them how your company would handle a problem of this nature with one of it's clients.
Tell them exactly how your day is going Include amusing anecdotes.
Be as nonspecific as possible.
This is not a complete list, to be sure. As I think of more, I'll add them. Feel free to add your own.
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