b3ta.com qotw
You are not logged in. Login or Signup
Home » Question of the Week » Bastard Colleagues » Post 117358 | Search
This is a question Bastard Colleagues

You've all known one. The brown-nosing fucker, the 'comedian', the drunk, the gossip and of course the weird one with no mates who goes bell ringing, looks like Mr Majika and sports a monk's haircut (and is a woman).

Tell us about yours...

Thanks to Deskbound for the idea

(, Thu 24 Jan 2008, 9:09)
Pages: Latest, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, ... 1

« Go Back

I don't know which to pick...
After 22 years in IT, I've worked in a few places and have met quite a few people, so picking the ones to write about is quite difficult. Her are a few of the 'best'.

The Big Man - Worked for a bank in The City, drank a lot and was very loud, rugger-bugger type. Used to berate people in the office, loudly and proclaim "I'll have you sacked", or "You'll never work in IT again". Never had anyone sacked and was "made redundant" after being found drunk, asleep, under his desk on several occasions.

The Zealot - one of the nicest people it's been my pleasure to work with, as long as you didn't mention religion. Spent almost all of his holidays on pilgrimages to sights were Our Lady had been sighted. On one occasion, almost exploded when someone, mistakenly, made a quip about the Pope.

Mr I.T. - the senior manager who knew nothing about IT, but was responsible for spec'ing and procuring hardware and capacity planning. On numerous occasions, evaluated servers by multiplying the number of processors by clock speed, "So this new server has four 1.2GHz processors, so we'll have 4.8GHz, and the old box only had 4GHz".

The Un-Sackable - The lady who worked for a law enforcement agency, who was suspended for having a relationship with a known criminal, who was spotted by a CID officer, driving past a police station, in her car, without a licence or insurance. Six weeks suspension, full pay, colleagues taking up the slack and working extra hours. When she comes back, convinces management that she's left the crim, but colleagues can tell, from her endless phone calls to her friends that not only was she still with him, she'd moved in with him.

There's lots more, but writing about these four has just about sapped my will to live.
(, Wed 30 Jan 2008, 10:58, Reply)

« Go Back

Pages: Latest, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, ... 1