Thank God it's Friday and I don't have to see this guy all weekend!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Paiger8:  gahhh i know how you feel.

i am the “resident map quester” here because apparently the guys i work with are incapable of using the all powerful google to print their own maps.

I honestly say “google it” about 2934820934 times a day in hopes that one day they’ll catch on… maybe one day *sigh*

not to mention the guy who talks on the phone– we’re a dealership for construction equip, i do the marketing, and he has such bad smokers voice and talks sooo loud! i cringe when he gets really excited on the phone!

 

end rant.

Post # 4
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1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

How did this person get hired if they have no clue how to even slightly use modern technology??

Post # 6
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3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh my!! 

I’ll share! LOL

I have a co-worker who asks me the most random questions.  It’s so weird.  I mostly work alone in my lab, but every so often a production guy comes in to run some tests.  He’ll ask the strangest questions with no other information or explanation of his question. 

Example:  

::walks up to me at my desk:: “Do girls like to eat?”

My response: “I hope so, or else they’ll die.”

Two hours later I found out from another guy that he was trying to ask for advice on taking a girl out somewhere, and I guess he was nervous or something to ask. 

 

 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Paiger8:  LOL Oh honey, I feel you. 

I was the trainer for our new hires. It was a classroom setting with this big binder we had to go through. The first two pages were pictures of a monitor, CPU, keyboard & mouse with lables and what they do, then instructions for how to turn on the computer & monitor. So my first class I’m like “Ok, let’s go ahead and start on page 3. Everyone turn on your computer” because SERIOUSLY they were all in their late 20s-early 30s so I never for a second thought they wouldn’t know how to turn on a damn computer. But sure enough, two people were randomly hitting keys on their keyboard, trying to turn it on. It was BRUTAL trying to get through the 5 different programs we used on a daily basis, never mind things like email and word documents. 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@kandykane1:  I think people just SAY they have experience. Most places aren’t going to test you on it. 

I actually went to an interview a few weeks ago where they had me do this written multiple choice test that I found HILARIOUS. It had questions like:

Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari… these are all examples of

A) word programs

B) parts of a computer

C) internet browsers

D) social networking sites

 

Post # 10
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3598 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Paiger8:  I worked with a woman who started crying because she asked a question and was told to “Google it.”  The dumbass couldn’t even figure that out.  (I call her a dumbass because this was only one of many, many instances where she showed her ineptitude with a computer.  She refused to actually learn anything, instead choosing to ask people to show her stuff over and over again, even when told to take notes and pay attention.)

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

For everyone who is used as google… start sending them links using http://lmgtfy.com/ – I’ve found it suitably embarasses most people enough to shut them up! (though OP, sounds like he is far too critical a case for such a simple remedy…) 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Paiger8:  hahaha yes. yes. yes.

i am also the droid phone expert now (i run a mac platform pretty much everywhere possible) and when they ask how i figured it out “uh i googled how to do X on a droid”

and i have also shared in your pain of having to show how to send an email… on multiple occasions.

luckily all of the guys i work with (im the only female here) are really cool so it helps offset the annoying times. but lord help me if they dont catch onto this “secret” google website i speak of.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Paiger8:  I appreciate your annoyance with this, I really do… Its difficult that your company has put you in this predicament…

 

The only advice I can offer you is that you try to have a little bit more patience and empathy for the guy.. Tom is 60 and computer illiterate – this tells me that maybe Tom needs this job rather than wants it. I feel really bad for older people who end up back in the work place where things have changed so dramatically and they don’t have the techinical skills that the current job industry requires. I always try to envision this type of person in a setting where they are a greatly respected elder in their family and people look look up to them.. and the pain those people would feel if they knew a younger person was being impatient with them in a scenario like this.. Imagine if Tom was your Grandpa / Father?  I used to work in a bank so I would at times encounter older employees who I would need to train and take under my wing for a bit. After a while they either caught on or left if they didn’t.

The good news is that Tom (even though seemingly is annoying, humming, etc.) has a pleasant personality. I am sure that under is happy demanor he is humiliated that he clearly does not have the skill set required in order to do his job. I am sure he will learn though, and you will just need to be patient and compassionate.. Who knows, after a while this guy may grow on you, I know that if you continue to teach him with patience and compassion he will be eternally grateful to you for it.. Plus, you will wrack up some good points in your karmatic bank account.

Good luck!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Eat-well-travel-often:  LOL I post LMGTFY links on every post on Facebook asking something that could be looked up. Like, seriously? You are already TYPING INTO A LITTLE BOX ON A COMPUTER! You can’t just do the same damn thing on a different site? GAH!

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