I hate corporate IT people

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Red Sox, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Red Sox macrumors regular

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    There's nothing worse than those Windows geeks that work in IT at corporations. Here's my list of reasons I hate them:

    1. They all think they're better than you.
    2. They have no social skills.
    3. Half of them smell bad.
    4. Even if they make less than you, they think they're more important than you in the company just because they have administrative rights over your computer.
    5. They are anti-mac. They will literally hate you for owning one.
    6. They slow down your PC by putting all sorts of useless security and monitoring software on it. My PC takes 10 minutes to boot.
    7. They refuse to enable IMAP on the exchange server for my iPhone.

    Please feel free to add to the list.
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

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    I agree that some IT departments are like this but not all. Some are even Mac friendly.

    I assume that they are happy to enable ActiveSync so you will be able to use your iPhone come June/July.
     
  3. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

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    Wow pretty unintelligent statements by you.

    First off casting everyone into the same category is stupid you might as well have said you hated blacks, or jewish or even white people.

    Im an A+, MSCP in 98,XP and office products, and an MSCE in windows NT4.0, 2000 and 2003. Im not Citrix certified but can basically do everything to setup and run the show there as well, and I clearly do not think im better than anyone. We all learn from each other and every day I learn new tricks so please do not cast us all in the same lot. We all have good and bad sides.

    I just got an Apple and LOVE it so we can change :) IM also trying to find a way to get into Apple IT work around here as I believe there is some major value to small business.

    As for no social skills I think thats your opinion just beacuse some people do not laugh at your beans and franks jokes make them anti-social? What about punk rockers, or D&D fans they all hang in their own circles and tend not to be "Social" whatever your definition of it is..

    Half us smell bad? Well you got me there :)

    Without going more into this, I think you are just having a bad day and while there are people in EVERY industry regardless of profession that feel they are better than you, or more important etc, etc it's a fact of life... Stop painting everyone with the same brush... Give everyone a fair shot and if they screw you over than move on and find new people to work with etc...

    As for securing your PC, It's a work pc I suppose and when you download porn, warez, and viruses to "your" pc do you know your company can be SUED to bankruptcy because you had to see Jennifer Lopezs shinny chest? (Pauses to take in visual portrait)

    Just relax were not all bad, we are not all better than you. Im in IT guy and while I Respect everyone I know in my mind that the CEO gets up and does the same things I do so were all on a level playing field... Treat people with respect and you just might get some..

    This post is sponsored by Barrack Obama for president..
    (And im a Republican, just not this year!)
     
  4. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Talk about taring everyone with the same brush.

    I'm a Microsoft Technical Instructor and meet hundreds of "corporate IT people" every year and I've worked as an IT professional for the last 22 years and your list describes a very very small percentage of the people in the IT industry and I've never meet one who is everything in your list.

    Still I guess it's only fair that you say what you did as most corporate IT people think endusers are dumb arse morons who should never go anywhere near any item that uses electricity.
     
  5. liketom macrumors 601

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    it's true i work in IT and some of the dev's are right Wan****

    Mac used to be a swear word in my department , but slowly they are coming around.

    iPod's have done wonders in changing peoples mindset of Mac's
     
  6. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    Indeed, I was about to reply, "only fair -- most of them hate you as well." I've known some very good IT people and I have no idea how they keep their spirits as high as they do. For most, the nonstop abuse associated with the job seems to slowly breed misanthropy. I wouldn't be able to do it.
     
  7. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    They really do seem to have no respect.

    The IT people at my dad's work hung up on him because it was after 5:00pm.

    He is a vice president of the corporation.

    My dad wanted IMing for employees to talk to each other. The tech people said they would have to buy the software. My dad told them the program is already installed on the computers. The IT people said it would make people work less and converse too much.

    One time the power went out and the servers didn't reboot. My dad didn't ask why they didn't have program to notify someone that the power went out. The tech people said it isn't possible. hah
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    The IT people that I work with aren't that bad. They recognize problems but don't really care to do anything. Nothing is ever a priority.
     
  8. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Some developers are complete fruitcakes and don't generally get on with other IT folk. Then again developers probably think the same about the rest of us :)
     
  9. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    My school IT department are like that, Mac bashing jerks who blag about their admin powers on their crappy Windoze systems... Hate the mother****ers!

    EDIT: ErikCLDR: The last thing you said reminds me of The IT Crowd (TV show, incase you dont know).
     
  10. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Have to ask one question on your post, have the people in your Dad's company's IT department had training on the systems they are asked to support?
     
  11. Red Sox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey relax folks. I'm just trying to get a rise out of you IT guys. There's plenty of IT guys who are great people that I like. And I thought that the non-IT people would find this to be funny.

    ... but still, there are some IT people who totally fit the bill... :D
     
  12. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Well the IMing software is part of the Lotus suite that everyone in the company uses, so I assume yes.
     
  13. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    I am one of those filthy corporate IT persons you are complaining about, so let me check that list...

    Judging by the calls I get over the day, I am. :p

    You would be surprised (or horrified) about the kind of problems we get bugged with. Most people don't even care about getting explained what they did wrong and how to avoid it next time - no, they are like, "Oh, whatever, next time I will just call those weirdos to fix my computer which I totally screwed up again". :rolleyes: It's like a huge kindergarten with some of the kids being able to get you fired.

    This is, however, true for some of us. I usually receive a strange look when I tell my colleagues that I didn't play World Of Warcraft (or whatever) at the weekend because I was "out in the streets" (huh!) or even "having a drink" (gasp!) with "friends" (shock!). ;)

    Luckily I am of the other half. :D Two of my colleagues indeed smell badly of cigarettes, although you can't blame that on being part of the IT crowd. However, if you think we smell bad, you haven't been to a typical gaming store (Games Workshop, I am looking at you) yet.

    We are one of the departments you better not screw with. :cool: Others include the company's cantina. :D

    People in department A don't care about the people in department B not being able to do their work because of someone having the flu or a mildly annoying case of diarrhea. But if the network fails, or a server goes down, it's like all hell breaks loose. Maybe next time one of "them" should forward all the then incoming calls to your phone.

    I'm not, obviously.

    You are right! Next monday I will go to work and uninstall all of that useless security software at 9 AM in the morning. 2 minutes later, I will leave the office, hopefully just in time before some clever co-worker - like you - will manage to get his PC infected by a virus or trojan, start whining and crash the whole system.

    Don't blame IT, blame those people at your company stupid enough to open all kind of emails, links and what not. Do you think we *love* wiping everyone's ass because they are too stupid to watch after themselves?

    Can't comment on that, but - never touch a running system.

    Oh yes, please! I had some great fun! :)
     
  14. 7on macrumors 601

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    I actually like our IT department. They are well advised and I should treat them better than I do :(
     
  15. freeny macrumors 68020

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    While at MTV creative services I found the IT department to be very mac friendly and nice people to boot. things took a bit long at times but that was most likely the fact that there were only two IT's for a floor of 100+ people.

    ESPN was pretty mac friendly. they had a crew that was specifically assigned to the mac community, mostly for the magazine. they werent as punctual to our needs but did eventually get around to fixing things. We were several blocks away from their home base. Nice peeps too but not very talkative.

    Every other company ive worked for was too small for an IT dept and I usually ended up playing the role...
     
  16. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Users :rolleyes:
     
  17. Queso macrumors G4

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    If your office was like the one I did some work for the ESPN IT types were also responsible for a whole bunch of other Disney companies. I did a bunch of projects for the Disney group and although on the corporate side HP was favoured the creatives tended to use Macs. Both systems were well supported within the IT function.
     
  18. iBlue macrumors Core

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    http://upc.*************/uploads/smilies/megarolleyes2.gif

    please feel free to stop overgeneralizing.
     
  19. mondesi43 macrumors regular

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    I guess we're lucky at my company

    All of IT is cool here. I kid you not. No neck-beard, ponytail/skullet sporting members in our IT group.
     
  20. aLoC macrumors 6502a

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    Most of the IT people at my work "just don't care" and it's hard to get them to do anything. The programmers are far more friendly and helpful but they're in a different department to the IT people and we're not actually supposed to take tech support queries to them.
     
  21. freeny macrumors 68020

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    Where were you located?
    I was in Manhattan where it was mostly the Magazine as well as the ill fated phone. a bunch of corporate offices too.

    I Bristol it was much more difficult because they wanted to keep the network as closed as possible seeing all the assets they had lying around...
     
  22. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Us UNIX folk enjoy our beards. Got anything against that?
     
  23. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    I'm on the NMCI network right now. So I understand. It's horrible. I think they only have one switch and one router for the whole eastern seaboard. It's slower than the 14.4 modem I used to use. The computers are buttass slow because of the security crap that's on there. Why should a computer take 7 minutes to boot up to a useable desktop? Why should it take 45 seconds for a right-click popup menu to appear? Why is the Navy still using Windows 2000?
     
  24. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    OK, I'll bite on this one as an example.

    You think it's so simple, allow an IM app. It's not.

    An IM app needs to be chosen, and it will need to be one that has a server component to install on a local server (no AOL IMing in offices me thinks). Servers aren't free, and neither is server software. There might need to be firewall changes made. Due to compliance issues there may also need to be a way for all IM traffic to be recorded in a readable and searchable format and kept for the next 5 years. The list goes on. Nothing is as simple as you think.
     
  25. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    That's because the IT people make it that way. For example, you can not use Firefox on the NMCI network. For crying out loud.
     

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