Chalk this up to - Why do I bother

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Xue Sheng, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I can't believe people like that make decisions about stuff they know nothing about. It's even less forgivable when you're talking about printers because they have been around for decades.

    These are the reasons I struggle in retail. Managers are idiots at the best of times.
     
  2. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Imagine some people like that running a country. :p
     
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  3. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Britain just made one of the most momentous political decisions of my (and my kids) lifetime and no one knew enough to actually make a proper informed decision.
    And I include myself in that.
    People were actually lied to in fact. By contrast someone thinking they know the right printer to buy seems pretty small.

    One of the perpetual problems of humanity seems to me to be people being falsely certain about something they have no right to be.
     
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  4. Rand86

    Rand86 likes to butt heads

    Guess this is kinda apropos:

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  5. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    ahh the printer arrived..... not a LaserJet like the 3 we speced out for them....it's an inkjet...all-in-on. And it will be put in an area that has no phone connection what-so-ever.... so....
     
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  6. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    Oooo, what model???
     
  7. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    HP MFP477
     
  8. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

  9. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    WHAT!!!! How DARE you disagree with...oh wait...yeah you're right :D.....it is a LaserJet...kinda sorta.....it does also have a set of ink cartridges that are somehow for the PageWide printing. Not sure how that works yet..... it is also not even close to what was speced and it has functions, they paid for, that it will never use based on location.
     
  10. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

  11. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    That's what's confusing me. I see LaserJet cartridges and Ink Jet cartridges for this thing. Its the PageWide..... Either way I will likely have to set it up next week and then see what the heck it does.
     
  12. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Still not over...and it gets better.....now they want an ETA on when I will have the laptops they purchased, that I specifically told them not to buy, ready so they can use them. Only problem is...they have not given them to me yet...
     
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  13. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    Tell them you'll advise them of an ETA as soon as possible.

    In the meantime, can they provide you with an ETA for the laptops to arrive in your department for configuration, as the department they are to be allocated to is getting impatient.

    Then get back to him again, letting him know you've chased the department causing the holdup, and you hope to have the situation resolved asap.
     
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  14. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    I would, but they are all the same, the guy, and his department, that is asking me for the ETA.
     
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  15. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    Thats the point :)
     
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  16. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Ooooh it got better......
    E-mail....the laptops are here, we'll bring them to you
    they get here....here are the laptops......we will come back Friday to get them, after you set them up.....we will be using them next week
    My response....you're welcome to stop by on Friday to say hello, but you will not be using them next week. If your lucky, I'll have them done next week. But I have several things ahead of these that need to get done
    Them; but we need them next week
    Me; that's nice, we have loaners you can use. When I am done, I will let you know
    They left...I think they're sad
     
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  17. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    Awesome, poor babies lol
     
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  18. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I am enjoying this story immensely. Please keep this thread going.
     
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  19. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Next
    another visit
    Them: OK next week is fine, we'll get them next week
    Me: As I said, if you're lucky
    Them: What!? You said they'd be ready next week
    Me: No, I said they'd be ready for you next week if you're lucky
    Them: Silence
    Me: there are several things ahead of you and 2 of those are deputy commissioner level... I will let you know when they are done.
    Them: again...leaving looking dejected
     
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  20. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Isn't it Christmas next week?
    No one is getting anything productive out of me for the next 2+ weeks. :)
     
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