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.
Just started a new job less than a month ago, while working on an end users computer in the company I saw a lady go by with a little cut out drawing of scissors. So I asked what that was about. Apparently this is what she did.
First she went to Coworker B’s workstation when he was out at lunch and replaced his regular scissors with baby/safety scissors. A week or so later, she replaced the baby scissors with cuticle scissors, and today she was replacing those with a cut out picture of scissors. Makes me glad that my office is in a secure area where no one can get me, except other techs, well maybe I’m not as safe as I thought…
I was helping one of our users order an USB-C cable for his tablet online today. We went to select his Approving manager and the name of the teenage looking Vampire in Twilight came up. So now we know. He is real and he works as a manager in a Security firm in the US.
Not my story but the guy who sits next to me. He just got a caller who said he wasn’t able to get into his Outlook. He is like, ok, let me look at your account, and we shall try a few things. After going thru some basic stuff with his caller, he found out they didn’t know what their password was. No problem, we can set you up with a temporary one you can change. My coworker said he went into the system to see how long it had been since they last changed their password (it is a max of 90 days and usually tells us the date). It had been so long since he changed his password that the date had completely dropped off. So he asked the caller about it. Caller said he had problems with his password over 7 months ago and just stopped checking his password, but that his boss was irritated he wasn’t responding via email so told him to get it fixed.
How do you keep a job that requires you to communicate via email and for that matter uses the password in all the systems for over 7 months and just not even bother to tell anyone who can help you. Help Desk is there for a reason ya idjit!