So coworker, we shall call him J, never listens and likes to argue. Since I started here 8 weeks ago he has always gone to another room to print anything color. I ask why not use ours and he insists it is not a color printer. So I got new ink cartridges, replaced them, printed out a helpful sign on our printer and put it on the printer today. Taking bets it takes him a week to notice.
Heard this one yesterday from one of the coworkers at my new job.
Troll level expert.
One of my coworkers sent the boss a message last Christmas, red letters on green background, cc’d to all IT ppl.
Why is this trolling? Boss is red/green colorblind. Boss went around asking everyone if there were words on the message. Luckily boss has a great sense of humor and laughed about it.
My boss assigns me to support a new department, thinking they might need some extra attention. I get a call from a really, really nice guy having some issues. Turns out, their whole office has been neglected for ages, they have issues with network connectivity and, possibly some malware. I can’t be sure without taking a look myself, and I can’t fix anything without logging in as an admin. I’m very eager to help.
“Yeah, I’m sorry to hear you haven’t had support for a while. Honestly, in order to even get started, I’d have to check out this computer, run some tests, and if you don’t have the admin login, I’m going to have to be physically at the computer so I can override it.”
“Oh, that sounds great! There’s just one problem.”
“The computer is in Rome.”
“… You know, I really think this constitutes a need for a company-paid trip.”