Take care of your IT guy...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by spittinfire, May 7, 2009.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    So I'm checking the forum while I'm on hold at work and suddenly it goes down, saying the website has been blocked. I'm POed so I head downstairs and ask the IT guy if they are blocking sites, he said yes but gives me a wink and tells me to type the website I want into a box. I do so and 3 minutes later I'm back!
    All I do is treat him like a person with respect and shoot the breeze with him once in awhile about things other then work. You know, hobbies, his family, etc...Now I need to get him to unblock the auction sites so I can keep my eyes open for a new pistol for my wife. The management here is very anti gun, anti weapon of any sort for that matter.
    I carry a pocket knife and got it out one time at my desk to cut an apple and was asked why I had that. I told them to cut fruit like I was doing and they let it slide but I pay more attention to who is around when I do it now. A pocket knife just has so many uses, I never leave home without at least one!
     
  2. cpttango30

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    Yes you must bring offering of caffeine to IT GUY.
    If you want you can send your offering to

    Anthony Burns Elementary School
    C/O Brett "CPTTango30" Young
    60 Gallery Rd
    Stafford, VA 22554
     

  3. BILLYBOB44

    BILLYBOB44 New Member

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    Be nice to IT guy+others.

    My IT guy at work is nice enough to not block gun sites, Hell He even wants to hire my Son, who is a year out of college, with a degree in Informatics. I'm also NICE to my General Manager-I load .357's for him for his Marlin lever, and S&W Model 27.:D:):D
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I wish anyone here was even remotly supportive of firearms, the 2A, or military, all of which I'm a strong supporter of. I found out they don't pay reservists for their time away from work while on duty. My old company at least made sure I made equal to what I made with them.
     
  5. BPond

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    That sucks about your work, Spittinfire. Everyone at the machine shop I work at is a hunter, firearms enthusiast, and/or concealed carry holder. It's nice seeing them bring in their new toys every month.:D

    I bought a Mossberg 500 from my foreman, and wanted to replace the stock stock (see what I did there?) with a pistol grip shoulder stock. So I just waited until lunch time, and started working on old Betsy right there at the lunch table.:cool: The owner walked by, said hi, and just went about his business.:)
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Must be nice...they tried to block all websites that are in any way related to any weapon but he took it off. I just found out today that he's looking into an XD and I just happen to be an XD fan! Maybe I have one guy in my corner...
     
  7. Bigdog57

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    I work in IT here, but I'm a mainframe programmer - no control over the network. We do have a 'no personal use' policy, but y'all know a guy HAS to surf now and then. My shooting&reloading buddy is down in the basement, on the Network team. He gives me the heads-up when management is hooking up The Box - a gadget that sniffs the net for illicit usage. He has a laptop hooked up to bypass the Sniffer and other protections. So if I need to check something quick, I can have him do it.
    Luckily The Box was temporary, on loan for testing, but provd too expensive to keep with the current budget cruch.
    I also revamped an old billing program that hadn't been properly updated in years. Saved the department $2400 a MONTH in overcharges. The Department Head likes me now. :D
     
  8. dirtbikingdad

    dirtbikingdad New Member

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    Our IT is pretty tight, but this site is not blocked, but the banners are. It is less about one or two IT guys/gals here. It's corporate, but now that I have changed area's I find there are different levels of control. I cannot go to anything that streams... pretty much... but some of my new area co-workers can go to YouTube and music sites. I'm jealous, ;) but then again, I've got work to do!
     
  9. dynastyofnext

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    sounds like a cubical enviornment, and like they have some fear of disgruntal employees going around and pricking people with pocket knives.
     
  10. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    I work for the feds. I fear they are not blocking me just building a case :(
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    It is very much a cubical environment and I hate ever second of it but my wife has this thing abotu eating 3 times a day so I'm stuck here until something better comes along. I've been here almost 3 months and I'm already disgruntled...
     
  12. RL357Mag

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    I feel your pain! This is why I am now self-employed. I spent 20 years in IT and my last 10 at a large teaching Hospital in Ct. Talk about anti-gun! Luckily the Tech Support Mrg. and I were into shooting, so I had a friend out of the 1500 employee's. Unfortunately when this became known, comments began to fly and a memo was posted warning employee's that guns were not allowed on Hospital property, including the parking lot. I put up a poster in my office that basically marked the end of my career. The poster was put out by JPFO and showed a sketch of Hitler with his right arm raised. The caption read "All those in favor of Gun Control, raise your right hand". The IT Director passing by my office (which was located in the Data Center behind a card-key locked door, noticed the poster and ripped it down. The next morning when I inquired of the Computer Operators who was in my office and what happened to my poster, I was told the Director took it down. When I confronted him he chewed me out for having an anti-Semitic poster in plain view. You should have seen his face when I told him to read the fine print at the bottom which read JPFO - Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership! In an effort to "save face" he gave it back and said not to leave it in view because "it's not appropriate". I left 2 months later, in the middle of a systems upgrade which included a 3 day outage and installation of a new IBM Mainframe. I was the Data Center manager and it was my job to schedule the coverage and file maintenance for the install. Fu%K em!
     
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