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Any one got any funny I.T stories from their company?

Marcus Raphael
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Anything funny about the boss, or your colleague?
Arjun Shastry
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For the first job ,Manager asked me in a meeting how much time will I take to run VC++ code on Solaris?
[ December 14, 2003: Message edited by: Capablanca Kepler ]

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Tim Holloway
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Not my current company. At the one where I worked for 13 years prior to being discarded, one of the support techs related that a client didn't like the way we printed 0's with a slash trhough them on RJE terminals and wanted them "reprogrammed" (this was back in the days of impact printers when the character shape was moulded into the metal typebar).
I always liked the one where a secretary was handed a 5-1/4 inch diskette and cut it open with a pair of scissors because she'd been told it rotated, so since it was a square package, they though it was just the envelope.
There's always good laughs to be found in The Shark Tank at http://www.computerworld.com
And, while it's not professionally related, I enjoyed Dave Berry's solutions for protecting your computers from viruses: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/columnists/dave_barry/7478125.htm


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HS Thomas
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I remember the boss who did a presentation of the system to prospective recruits. 2 years later though the system changed considerably , the presentation he did hadn't !
Tony Collins
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I remember long debates in reviews over whether a document should start at page 0 or 1.
Times when cruel managers pulled in odd people for interviews just for a laugh. Then higher management told them they had to recruit all that where interviewed. Resulting in a very strange intake.
Idiots that threated not to come into work because they didn't want to share a toilet with a person that had had a sex change.
Lads clocking in on lates, going to a club then bringing a girl back to work to shag.
All at a reputable telecoms company.
Al Newman
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Originally posted by Capablanca Kepler:
For the first job ,Manager asked me in a meeting how much time will I take to run VC++ code on Solaris?
[ December 14, 2003: Message edited by: Capablanca Kepler ]

Sorry to be a dog in the manger, but there are actually 2 ways:
1) Use the Sun Windows emulator (I forget the name of the product).
2) Port the code to Solaris C++, possibly by writing or buying an MFC emulator library. I used the latter strategy in 1994 writing a partial ODBC emulation library on top of Sybase CT-LIB on HPUX...


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