Admin’s Log: July 15
It has been 5 weeks since Telstra pulled the copper lines out of the street where I work leaving us with no phone or internet service until we could hook up to the NBN. As it stands we have no phone lines out, calls have been diverted to my mobile so there is no real ‘knock off time’ for me, no network connectivity so emails and intranet are down, cannot network to the printer. Shredder still works but am expecting that to change soon. Slowly going crazy. IT guy attending site to fix the issues. Am not planning to let him leave until all is fixed. Will set a subtle, yet 100% effective trap to ensure his capture.
Seriously, 5 weeks since Telstra took our phone lines down and we’re still struggling to get everything back on track. Needless to say I was super excited to hear that our IT guy was coming to my office to fix our problems. And after doing our printing at home after hours, using my phone tethered to my laptop as my work desktop is essentially a giant word processor and using my mobile for a work phone, there was no way on this green earth I was letting him leave until it was all fixed. But how to ensure he stays here until it was done? <strokes chin thoughtfully>
I present to you the Acme Trevor Trap:
What’s that I hear you say? My trap is cunning and subtle and completely 100% foolproof. Why thank you, I was pretty impressed with myself, and every client that stepped through the door thought it was brilliant.
The Trevor I was trying to trap? Walked through the green door RIGHT NEXT TO IT and didn’t see it! I should have made it larger and more obvious. Up until now I hadn’t thought that subtlety was my strong point, but *clearly* I was wrong.
His excuse is that he is smarter than the average IT guy (points awarded for the Yogi Bear reference).
I think he is less observant than the av-er-age Bear.
In fairness, I think I’m right. Because, well, I’m always right for starters. Also, because – I’m always right.
Next time I’m going to dig a big hole in front of the office entry and cover it with leaves and twigs. If he didn’t see the trap, there’s no way he will notice that.