Thursday, March 24, 2011

My "Real" Job

When I am not scaring my children, dreaming of Wellies, reading or fantasizing about being a writer
I go to my real job.
I work as an IT Manager for a Hotel and Conference Center. It's a nice place to work. The people are great but it is overshadowed by my complete loathing of my job.
As the IT Manager I oversee all of the technology within the if your printer stops printing, call me. You download a virus from a website you shouldn't be on, call me. The server crashes, call me.
You decide that there are too many cables under your desk so you cut a couple and then can't figure out why your computer doesn't work, call me.
And because I am so great they call me at any time day or night.
Vacations? what vacations
Maternity Leave? The baby naps right?
After throat surgery and you can't talk? Use Morse Code by tapping the phone with a pen

I also assist with the various technology problems of our guests.
 I especially enjoy when I receive a call from our concierge to assist a guest and when I approach the guest I am he/she informs me that they are waiting for the I.T. Guy.
I then have to say I am the I.T. Guy how may I help. This honestly usually happens with men it is as if they have never seen a woman in the technology industry before.

The good thing about being an I.T. Guy is that I never have to pay for anyone to fix my computer.
The bad thing is my family thinks that it means they never have to pay anyone to fix their computer.
No one ever calls my office to say Hi! How are you? Nice Day Today!
It's always Complaint Complaint Complaint
Problem Problem Problem
Whine Whine Whine (and not the good kind without the h)

I do love technology and the many conveniences it provides.
I could not and would not live without my iPad
My daughter and I stood in line for over two hours the day the iPad 2 came out
I love my MacBook but I am a PC person

My desk is kind of like mega desk from The Office
If you watch the office it is the one where Dwight creates a desk while Jim is on vacation
he calls it mega desk here is a quote from the show:

Jim: What do we got here?
Dwight: Mega-Desk.
Jim: Of course.
Dwight: Command central.
Jim: Hm hm.
Dwight: Surveillance, gaming- and business.
Jim: Okay. [Pulls desks apart] Just gotta...
Dwight: Okay. Come on! Jim!
Dwight: Dweedle Dee and Dweedle Dumb-ass have been away on maternity leave. Now Dweedle Dumb-ass is back, and we have a problem. Yes, getting hooked on Mega-Desk was my own damn fault. But ... I don't care about assigning blame. All I care about is Mega-Desk. That is all I care about. Getting. More. Mega-Desk

It's the one good thing about my job I get to have a real mega desk and no one can take it away from me...because no one else wants this job!
see my iPad? Awesome right?


Unknown said...

1. Super jealous that you have an iPad
2. 3 computer screens?
3. Sorry people expect you to fix their stuff and don't just call to say hi
4. Just stopping in to say hi :) Hope you have a great day!


Samantha Sotto said...

IT - I'm seriously impressed! (And oh my, that is a MEGA desk!) Thanks for sharing this part of your life with us :)

Elizabeth said...

Stopping by from the blog hop...have a fun hop.

Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer...I listed three. :)


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