Post # 1
Mine seems to have gotten to 1986 and stopped. It’s very frustrating when I’m trying to keep up with my workload and all of our equipment and software is older than I am. I’m surprised we even have internet. I work in an office with a lot of older people who get freaked out by anything newer than a xerox machine, so I have to file all of my reports by hand with the same spreadsheets they’ve been using for the past 25 years. I’m not saying everyone has to have a smart phone or an Ipad, but our office is so far behind the times that our productivity is horrible, and so much time is wasted doing it the long way. Is anyone else’s office like this?
Post # 3
We’re not THAT bad, but we’re pretty terrible. No caller ID, we don’t take credit cards here for payments, and this is seriously stuff we should have by now. Our fax, xerox, computers, printers, all that stuff is just fine it’s just other things that make you say “WTF not!?”
Post # 4
We don’t take credit cards for child support payments and pretty much every other state is set up to do so. We are using a database for case management that was designed in the early 80s, it is redundant and awful and on the verge of collapse, or so we’re told. Our copiers are seriously from the 90s and falling apart, I probably spend half my life trying to figure out what’s wrong with it & unjamming the thing.
Post # 5
Um, we still use WordPerfect…
Post # 7
Haha and I thought I had it bad!!! Whenever I write macros in Excel and run them with my boss in the office, she flinches visibly because she is CERTAIN that asking the computer to do so many things at once is going to make it explode.
And sometimes I think she may be onto something!
Post # 8
We are using windows and office 1997! One of the old guys that works here refuses to use anything other than his old, beat up dot matrix printer. It sits right outside our cube and I swear i’m half deaf bc of it! The man who comes and fixes it says they don’t even have the parts for it anyomre!
Post # 9
@SpartyGirl: Yep, that’s the same printer the old ladies in accounting use. Every time I hear it screeching away, I know they are about to give me some huge undertaking involving thousands of spreadsheets. We still use the green and white ones that are perferated, so I get the fun job of seperating every single page. Someone should tell these women that they make printers where the pages are already seperated!
Post # 10
Haha, we are super advanced, I guess. I work for a major insurance company and we adapt pretty well with the times.
Post # 11
We’re pretty good in some ways but for a Fortune 500 company we could be much better. Our internal website looks like it’s from 1993, my laptop weighs about 1800 pounds, and the main program used by most of our departments is a DOS system. Granted, they are making improvements…they finally upgraded about half of us to Windows 2010 about 6 months ago, and they are finally starting to realize that iPads are your friend if you’re traveling a lot.
Post # 12
Our executives still think that people buy CD’s. They refuse to acknowledge the digital age which is where we’re at. It’s no wonder our stock is in the toilet.
Oh, and pretty much my whole job is done on a green screen. It looks like something out of the 80’s.
Post # 13
I used to work for an IT company and we always said the pop machine was the most advanced equipment we had, lol! I do spend alot of time explaining things to older coworkers, like how to use excel. it can be very frustrating!
Post # 14
This post makes me feel a little bit better about my office, which I was SURE was the only one stuck in the dinosaur age. We just got a credit card machine within the last year. My computer’s operating system is so old that tons of things are not compatible – gchat on gmail, etc, and I can’t download even 3 versions back of Firefox or Safari because the operating system is so old. We have 8 different phones that ring through to each other when one line is busy, yet no way to transfer a call to another phone or even put a call through to voicemail. Oh, and we don’t have the option to direct deposit our paychecks.
Post # 15
@abbie017: We do too! I hate WordPerfect. I use a Mac and I have such a hard time converting.
My office gets all the hand me down computers and equipment from other offices and it’s horrible.
Post # 16
I work for the state, so it’s somewhat surprising we’re pretty up to date. We have a Windows that’s only like a version or two behind, we have pretty good printers with scanning capabilities (thank goodness), and our computers themselves are only about ten years old. I think they’re about to replace some of them, too, which is good, because they are pretty slow. Overall, though, I try not to complain too much 🙂