January 23, 2007

You broke it, you fix it

I'll admit it...I love to work on computers. I love to take them apart, put them back together, and figure out why they don't work. Sometimes it gets under my skin, but for the most part, I love doing it.

What I don't like, though, is folks in my company expecting me to work on their home PC's. I've had several people tell me they were going to bring me their PC to work on...not ask, but tell. One of the guys in my group is working on the home PC for the AVP of my department. He brought it in and said it's "not working" and that we should fix it. To say that pisses me off is a huge understatement. It's like saying Donald is miffed at Rosie. Granted, I'm not the one working on it, but it's the principal of the thing. I've got plenty of stuff to do without having to fix your home computer.

And please don't get me started on PCs that are being given to retirees...that's a whole 'nother ball of wax. I can tell you, however, where several of them live since I've had to assist them with their computers.