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The customer is always right. And yet, as 'listentomyopinion' writes, this is utter bollocks.

Tell us of the customers who were wrong, wrong, wrong but you still had to smile at (if only to take their money.)

(, Thu 4 Sep 2008, 16:42)
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Women can't be trusted
I am a woman and an engineer (shock horror). There aren't many of us about, and most guys are cool about it. In fact, it's normally the snotty office women staring down at me as if I am some sort of pond life.
But there are a few.

One was when I was going to a job with a couple of guys as a favour at an Alliance and Leicester - the offices, not the bank. So we get there, Wanker Manager meets us, he shakes the other two's hands - I proffer mine, and he completely blanks me. 'How rude' I think, but shrug and carry on. So we take a look at the machine, diagnose the fault etc.

Now considering I'm the only one with the laptops with the reports on I say I'll go outside the comms room in the offices and write up the report. I sit down at a desk smiling and nodding at the people around me - no-one says it's a problem to be there, so I happily type up my report, save it and start shutting the laptop down. The whole thing takes oh, three minutes?
At this moment wanker-manager comes over.
WM: You''l have to move from here the women are about to do payroll.
Me: Oh ok, I'm just shutting the laptop down I'll be five seconds.
WM: You need to move now, you can move to another desk, but they're about to do payroll.
Me: I know, you said, look the laptops dead, I'll move.

So now I'm thinking he's a complete twat now. I ignore him and go back to the guys. They say they need to talk to someone else and can I stay in the room with the unit whilst it does its self-checks?
Sure, it's not rocket science. So off they go and fuck me if not a minute later Wanker Manager pops his head round the door.
WM: You can't stay in here without an authorised person. The auditors are in. A member of staff has to be present.

Now fuming, I walked outside and over to my colleague. So men could be trusted, but evidently a pitiful woman like me couldn't.
Colleague asks me if I am okay noticing the bright red colour I am turning. I explain the situation, detailing how much of an outburst their would be if he made any sort of sexual discrimination again.

Luckily for him he didn't. Maybe he could see the smoke coming out of my ears. He was also very lucky I was doing it as a favour - if it had been one of my jobs I would have happily explained the problem with his attitude in front of his entire staff and probably told him to fuck off.

I pride myself on being pretty good at my job too, which I think hurts more.
Still I got my revenge. I set his service alarm to come up exactly one year from the installation date, instead of two and a half years as per normal. Hoepfully he'll put it through as a call out and he'll pay more as it's non-contract ^_^

He was ginger too.

(, Wed 10 Sep 2008, 19:50, 5 replies)
Good on you!
My housemate studies civil engineering, she mainly did it for the male to female ratio, but found out she actually quite enjoys it!
(, Wed 10 Sep 2008, 19:54, closed)
I hate wanker's like that
Man or woman, black white or green with yellow spots, I couldn;t give a monkey's what you look like, where you come from or what sex you are as long as you can do your job properly and you don't act like a cunt. Which is more than I can say for myself.

You've got a lot more self control than I have - I'd have been on him straight away as soon as he started acting like that. I just can't help myself.I hate discrimination of any type, anywhere. Have a cookie
(, Wed 10 Sep 2008, 21:23, closed)
cookie ^_^
Yay cookie, thank you! Well, like I said I was there as a favour. I have come down on my own customers like a ton of bricks. But hey, he'll be stuffed if I ever have to go back there.
Go women engineers!
Apparently, women in engineering have index fingers about the same size as their ring fingers. This is due to more testosterone being present in the womb. Or so I have been told.
(, Wed 10 Sep 2008, 21:52, closed)
You have far more self control that normal mortals have. I would have cunted him in the fuck by the second tale let alone the third.
(, Wed 10 Sep 2008, 23:16, closed)
You are the model of it. I would have sparked the twat.
(, Thu 11 Sep 2008, 10:54, closed)

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