The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58012   Message #916995
Posted By: Willie-O
24-Mar-03 - 09:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
Subject: RE: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
I believe an administrative assistant is someone who knows how to spell, and the correct uses of there, their and they're.

Kim, you do tech support? Or is that an adjunct to your actual job? My experience after two years of Internet tech support, is that I try not to let on at parties that that's what I do. Everyone thinks it's interesting and expects you to know everything about every error message Microsoft has ever written. (Well, I don't, but I know where to look them up, if I'm online, not when I'm at a party).

The best story at the helpdesk about "what I did on my last day when someone really got to me" was the guy who told the customer "I'm going to transfer you to our most senior technician who can definitely solve your problem." Then he cold-transferred him to Pizza Pizza. Ha.

Here's one I got, and recorded for posterity.
Caller: My internet's not working.
Me: I can help you, are you at your computer?
Caller: No, cause my house burned down, I'm at my brother's.
Me: Your house burned down?
Caller: Yes, and my computer was in it, do you think it is damaged?

That calls for a speculative answer on my part, but I think what's left of that computer may not perform in as-new conditon...

More of these gems are in   my LiveJournal archive
under the heading Tales from the helpdesk Feb 21, 2002

Finally I just want to point out to Garg that you are a pathetic loser asshole. You must be an executive.

Willie-O