Hectic week!

Been quite a hectic week, with the server down to begin with. I had to recontact the technician who confirmed that everything was ok on Saturday when he reconfigured the system. He told me to do this and that, which after some time, i got fed up. Nothing was working. In the meantime, colleagues were starting to pester me about backlog of work. Finally, on Tuesday he showed up. I explained him the problem and he restarted to work on it. In the end, everything was up to normal and the next day he sent a invoice for work done, which i promptly slided it under the door of my boss. Today the technician popped up at the request of the boss to discuss abt the invoice. To my surprise the boss accepted to pay him the amount requested together with an annual fee for continuous support. Oh well, being a technician pays. Blue collar workers truly have a future in this country, let it be an electrician, a plumber, or even a handy man. That reminds me of the gardener in desperate housewives. I’m getting off track.

I was even surprised when the technician proposed to be a consultant re: IT matters, and even suggested protecting the server with a UPS, which the boss promptly asked me to buy one. Surprised, because one month earlier a colleague and I asked for quotations for UPS and even discussed it with the boss. The latter’s reply was that the matter was not urgent. How come that now the matter has become urgent??? Oh well, don’t try to discuss with a boss,you will lose. To end the story, btw I still have not bought the UPS. I replied that i have to ask for quotations, and i recontacted the colleague to whom i related the whole story. Even the boss’s wife was looking forward for UPS, to whom the colleague replied that quotations had been asked but that the file was in the hands of her husband.

One Response to “Hectic week!”

  1. Eddy Young says:

    Your stories are so funny! I wish I could find out whom you work for.

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