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Apr. 19th, 2006 @ 11:19 pm Can I have some cheese with this whine?
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Users Suck #1

I don't generally do helpdesk, but the guys were in a meeting so I decided to help out. I received a call within 5 minutes of sitting down. Not so bad in and of itself, but the first words out of the user's mouth were; 'My machine is doing it again.'

That's so helpful. Don't identify yourself, don't explain the problem, just tell me it's doing it again. After a very garbled story, it turned out it wasn't the 'same' problem after all, and with the problem she had on *Monday* she spoke to one of my male colleagues. WTF? Are we borg? Why would she think I had any idea what she was talking about?

I heard from a co-worker of hers that she sat in a meeting (yes she called in the middle of a meeting) bitching about the helpdesk, and yet, although I asked her to contact the admin who could fix the problem, she decided not to, even after she was out of the meeting. Thanks for the show during the meeting there, asshat.



Users Suck #2

I asked a user to verify the OS running on her machine. I gave her the machine name and asked her to verify the serial number as well. This is the reply I got:

Mac OS X.4.5.... I think... NOTE: I assume that my Mac is called "WSMAC" - but it doesn't have a sticker on it with its name. The serial number is XXXXXXX, but I don't see any serial number listed in this email. You may need to send someone to verify that machine XXXXXXX is the same as machine "WSMAC" (and they can bring a "WSMAC" name sticker with them ).

She is a software developer, but apparently doesn't know how to check the machine name and needs a sticker to verify. Gaa.



Being infertile sucks #1

Ran into friends of ours tonight. We haven't seen them since we went to Tremblant at the beginning of March. At the time Stella and I were speculating that they were pregnant. We found out tonight they are. *sigh* They are due October 20th, 5 days before our due date. I'm really happy for them, but it hurts.




Being infertile sucks #2

I don't think my miscarriage was complete. I have to make an appointment with my Dr's office tomorrow, and that really bites. I wanted to avoid the surgery, but not at the risk of infection.

Who does she think she is?
Brain missing
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From:friscokitty
Date:April 20th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
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Bleah, bleah, more bleah and uber-bleah. :(

((((HUGS))))
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From:neeroc
Date:April 20th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
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Exactly!
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From:dbaxdevilsfan
Date:April 20th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
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Users 1 & 2.........after reading this, I have to wonder how they do their jobs whent hey can't do something as simple as calling an admin or figuring out what OS they're running (and a serial number).

As for the infertility......I'm so sorry hun. I know you were hoping for the last treatment to be the one that worked. I wish it had. It sucks that you have to go back to the doctor, and may need surgery. You'll be in my thoughts. *hugs*
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From:neeroc
Date:April 20th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
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The users really boggle my mind sometimes.

Thanks for the hugs.
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From:radiostace
Date:April 20th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)

Being infertile also sucks...

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...when one sister is on her 2nd pregnancy, and another sister would rather get her tubes tied that be burdened with actually having a life grow inside of her. Especially when all of this is discussed in front of said person who wishes she could have a baby.
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From:neeroc
Date:April 20th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)

Re: Being infertile also sucks...

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I honestly don't know how I'd handle that. At least for the most part the people that know about our struggles are sensitive to our feelings. I don't think it would be pretty. ((hugs))
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From:vanillabeani
Date:April 20th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
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i'm so sorry that you have to have the procedure. i know it must make it harder to get past the feeling of loss.

i wish you were near me and you could touch my grandmother (who had 10 children)...there have actually been women who after years of trying, became pregnant within weeks of touching her. kind of weird...

i'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers :)
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:April 20th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
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Oh crap, crap, crap, etc. ... I'm trying really hard not to swear. Oh fuck it. Incompetent idiots!!

I am sorry you have to have the procedure; but, yes, it is better than risking infection.

*big hugs*

Take care, hon.
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From:heathog
Date:April 20th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
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Gigantoid hugs

(completely off topic, but my user pic is of a lovely CANADIAN sunset!)
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From:moongarden1971
Date:April 21st, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
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I'm so so so sorry about the miscarriage and everything that has happened. I know it has to be so hard for you and your husband. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Things just seem to f*ing suck sometimes and it just doesn't stop.
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From:redgemini
Date:April 22nd, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
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The work stuff does sound frustrating.

I am sorry about the IF stuff :( Hugs to you there.
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