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
Customer surveys are for companies who didn't pay proper attention to begin with.
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.
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...
subject: Any one got any funny I.T stories from their company?