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Being an Information Technology worker, you'll daily come across people who literally have no clue what they are doing with technology. Their questions will irritate the hell out of you and their some actions are beyond any explanation. You might want to leave the planet after witnessing those scenes. Seriously, IT guys suffer a lot in such cases. We made a list of the funniest things!
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My coworker does not understand what a back button is. She'll exit out of the whole browser if she makes a mistake or wants to visit another site.
This guy was 19. Did a 2 year IT-specific course, and got top of his class. One day he saw me use the delete key, and was stunned. He didn't know that the delete key worked as the opposite of the backspace. My relentless teasing was so bad that he had nightmares about it.
Instead of using copy and paste, a guy used to write down the information on a piece of paper, move to the next screen then type the information in. Arrrrrgh! I got upset just thinking about it.
Some guys click away any error they get, and then be surprised that I can't help them when all the info they give me is "I got an error"
Double-clicking it repeatedly when the program or whatever doesn't instantly open up. Then the computer gets all bogged down because it's trying to open eight instances of Internet Explorer and they turn to me and say "This computer is so slow."
A friend of mine doesn't close any tab. Just opens another and thinks that, since the other disappeared from view, it must be close. I found out she had 50 tabs opened when I checked.
I was the tech support guy for the school. One day the computer teacher gets a frantic call from the library saying a computer won't turn on and they've tried everything. "Everything" apparently didn't include making sure the monitor was plugged in the wall.
Some not try to even learn how to do something just ask you to do it. Or when you show them they just say "I'm never going to be able to do this don't even bother." I'm not even good with computers and sometimes I need help but at least I try to learn from it.
Some guys be like "Oh! This program I was running stopped responding. I clicked on the red x and it didn't immediately close. Let me click it like 6000 more times. That'll do."
When the head of IT at my former job thought he could combine two excel documents by saving them both with the same name.
I had a boss who used to make me come into his office every time he wanted to print something to click the "print" button for him. At first, I thought he was incredibly lazy, but then I thought he was probably just playing power games.
There are people who search "Google" into the Chrome address bar to get to Google to do a Google search.
My boss once asked me for my help to log out of gmail. She was in Excel.
A few years ago, I taught a retired man how to use his first computer and go to websites. He told me, "you showed me how to enter a website, but how do I get out?" and had some trouble understanding that you can just type another address or select a bookmark and go to a different site. In his mind, websites were like rooms in a hotel, and if you entered one you had to exit before going somewhere else. This is actually not stupid at all, just wrong.
A friend called me to find out why her printer was printing really faded documents. I explained that it was probably just out of ink. She said, yeah I got the popup and bought more ink, it still doesn't work. I asked if she checked the cartridge and she had no idea what I was talking about.
A guy once typed "youtube video watch constitution" into the Youtube search bar.
This lady wasn't able to remotely access her computer. She had done it without issue the night before, and she was entering all the information correctly into the client, so I was confused about what might be going wrong. On a hunch, I asked her, "Is the remote computer turned on?" She replies, "Oh, no, it's unplugged and sitting in the hallway, why?" To which I had to say something like, "You have to turn on the computer before you can use it."