Shark tank

Nice work

Computer store pilot fish is called in after a local insurance company’s network is down following a storm. “We discovered that a surge had made its way through the network cable and fried the network cards on the PCs,” says fish. “No problem: We replaced the cards and voila! the computers were communicating again on the network. Next day, I was disciplined because I had ‘gone over my manager’s head’ by fixing the bad network cards. I later discovered that a whole new set of PCs was ordered upon recommendation by my manager before we’d even evaluated the problem.”

Yeah, it’s just you

User can’t connect to the wireless network, so he brings his laptop to this support pilot fish for troubleshooting. “I monkey around a bit with the Wi-Fi settings until it looks like the connection has been established,” says fish. “Then, to test it, I maximize the browser window that he left minimized down on the task bar. I look at the contents of the browser window for a few moments and muse to myself that before you give your laptop to the guy who’s in charge of enforcing corporate IT usage policies, it might be a good idea to close the window full of porn. But then again, maybe that’s just me.”

No good deed goes unpunished

A Type-A tech is blasting his way through 80-hour weeks, says a co-worker pilot fish. “He had the idea that he would get those hours back. I learned that he wouldn’t be. The worst part was watching as a normally friendly person switched to being extremely vile. I figure they finally had to break it to him that he was working extra hard, essentially for nothing.”

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