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Our IT support guy has been in the job since 1979, and never misses an opportunity to pick up a mouse and say "Hello computer" into it, Star Trek-style. Tell us your tales from the IT support cupboard, either from within or without.

(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 12:45)
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Testing! Testing!
A few years back, we used to have an IT filter on our PCs at work. You'd try and look at anything inappropriate and get blocked.

Now, we also had an extremely aggressive Head of Department in one bit of the company, who was renowned throughout the building for the bollockings he liberally distributed and his no-nonsense manner. He was also a boozer and schmoozer,,and Thursdays and Fridays were lunch days. Let's call him Jim Clark (not real name).

One afternoon when he was out on the lash, his Department concocted a test to see just how scary he was. They would email various people round the building with ridiculous requests and see how quickly they were complied with.

So someone walks into his office and sends the following from his terminal.


I've just some back from lunch and sat down at my computer, and when I've tried to go on a site, I've got a message saying 'This content may be inappropriate, etc, etc. etc., ... contact an IT Supervisor if you need to access for work reasons.'

I'm Jim Clark. I'm Head of Trading. It's a Friday afternoon, I've had six pints, and I've got the fucking horn.

If there aren't pictures of tits on my monitor in the next five minutes, I'm coming up there.


Five minutes later, everyone crowds into his room and someone refreshes his inbox. Sure enough, there's an reply sent 2 minutes after the original email, from the Head of IT, no less:



Apologies for inconvenience, filters removed.



Thus proving conclusively that this man really was rather scary....

The follow up? An email to Facilities with 'SENT FROM MY BLACKBERRY' appended to the end, saying 'I'm stuck in the door to my office. Send someone to free me, NOW!.' (he was a bit of a porker...)

Sure enough, two blokes in overalls turn up five minutes later, looking apprehensive, to find a department in hysterics and no Jim Clark stuck in the door.
(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 14:01, 6 replies)
I like this lots
have a click
(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 14:40, closed)
Quality :)
(, Fri 25 Sep 2009, 7:09, closed)
Nice one!!!
Now this has gotta win by a country mile - very funny, mate, very funny indeed!!! Click!
(, Fri 25 Sep 2009, 10:35, closed)
Thanks very much
Been waiting for a QOTW where this one would fit nicely for a while.
(, Fri 25 Sep 2009, 11:56, closed)
Is hysterical. I just LOLLED for a good five minutes. Must win. Must win.
(, Mon 28 Sep 2009, 19:11, closed)
Oh god...
....I hurt from laughing! That's amazing! :D

*duly clicks*
(, Wed 30 Sep 2009, 0:56, closed)

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