Kudos to a refreshing attitude from an IT department

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by CortexRock, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. CortexRock macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2006
    Canterbury, England
    I'm just about to start work with a new employer after over five years, having fought tooth-and-nail with my current employers' IT department to get Apple kit in to allow me to do my job properly. :mad:

    As part of the run-up to the new job I've been contacted by the new employers' IT team to discuss my requirements. My hopes weren't high, having been told that they were a Dell house, running all thin-clients to desktop, and a Windows Server back-end.

    To my delight, the guy I spoke to was refreshingly open to the idea of ordering a Mac for me. They do already have one Mac Pro in-house in the media department, where I'll be a team leader, so being able to have Apple gear from the word go is a huge bonus.

    The IT guy was curious about the features and functionality of the Mac, but not a victim of the usual knee-jerk fear of the unknown I've experienced in the past. I explained the basics, and why I wanted what I do, and it all seems to have gone down with out a problem.

    In summary, it's really made me look forward to my new job and also given me an incentive to work harder when I get there.

    Does anyone else have tales of similar, unusual joy? :D
  2. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    One of my former employers used Macs in the creative design group, and I was friends with the guy who was responsible for maintaining them. It was fun, but I believe in their cost cutting they had him go to a different role, and I am not sure what they do now with them. :(
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    The IT guys with my company, prefer a very short leash on all computers. No joy here. I can use my own Mac though, on lunch time. This post there now :p

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