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Hey! In case some of you haven't heard, the economy still kinda sucks. People are being fired and budgets are being cut. So when the nice IT person says you don't need three 20" monitors because your 17"s are just fine for your job, maybe don't argue.

Nooo... not this person (a manager). They prefer the 'I'll just go talk to (insert VP name here) and see what they have to say' approach. My guess is the VPs all hate this person too and simply want them to go away, so they just say yes. Then even thought it goes against every procedure we have in place for hardware allocation, this person gets what they want.

That alone is enough to make me loathe them, but now I get to go install one of the new 20" monitors into this person's office at which point they will gloat about 'all I had to do was call (insert VP name here) and they agreed I was right and actually need this hardware, you shouldn't have argued with me.'

So if I vanish and this is my last post, it's because I have killed this person with my bare hands and am likely rotting in prison.
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cold_fuzion wrote:

So if I vanish and this is my last post, it's because I have killed this person with my bare hands and am likely rotting in prison.


Dont do it like that. Here I will let use this:

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I love my 30" monitor. cool

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What? No snappy comeback about losers who find it necessary to name-drop and step on others to get things they're not entitled to. At least throw down verbally before you kill this person. Rebuke them for their petty and selfish behavior.

Even better. Set it all up, then sneak back in and unhook it. They'll call the help desk. Then sneak back in and reconnect it. Then IT can report the person for wasting everyone's time and being a clueless idiot. So as not to incriminate yourself, get the others who have been trodden on by said person to help you. Teamwork!
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cold_fuzion wrote:


That alone is enough to make me loathe them, but now I get to go install one of the new 20" monitors into this person's office at which point they will gloat about 'all I had to do was call (insert VP name here) and they agreed I was right and actually need this hardware, you shouldn't have argued with me.'


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Drew1365 wrote:
amwiles wrote:

I love my 30" monitor. cool

soblue


Yeah, but I don't own it. I believe you probably own yours.

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Whew, glad the thread title wasn't aimed at me. I was getting ready to head for me secret hiding place.

It's funny how fairness feels so important. My computer is 6 years old. My monitor is a single 17". I could get by with what I have, but somehow when I see a coworker with multiple huge monitors and a spiffy new computer, and I know that they don't need these things any more than I do...I know it's childish, but all the same that makes me want to try to get these things too. I try to fight the urge to ask for the spiffy hardware that some coworkers people have. It's easier because some coworkers do have even crappier systems than mine. So I'll wait until my hardware is completely obsolete, then put in what is (in my opinion) a reasonable upgrade request and hope I get it.

I guess this is offtopic, but to get back to the point: You will have my blessings as you kill the twit who hassled everybody else just so that they could have the greatest and bestest system in their cubicle farm.
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This isn't about the 2 penises thing, is it?
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This isn't about the 2 penises thing, is it?
This is about the 'the rules don't apply to me because I whine louder than everyone else' thing.
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amwiles wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
amwiles wrote:

I love my 30" monitor. :cool:

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Yeah, but I don't own it. I believe you probably own yours.



Who needs a monitor? I just stick the cables in my eye and get the raw feeds.

Infinite resolution baby!
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cold_fuzion wrote:
So if I vanish and this is my last post, it's because I have killed this person with my bare hands and am likely rotting in prison.


Well everyone gets one free murder... so who knows.

-DK
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Oh, then you have to remember to argue more vehemently every time you see this person just to make their life more difficult...and make sure to find some other "malfunctions" while you're doing the installation.

Also, if you do have murderous intent:

You could always leave some bare wires inside the case in contact with the frame; I hear electrocutions are back in style this season.

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wmshub wrote:
somehow when I see a coworker with multiple huge monitors and a spiffy new computer, and I know that they don't need these things any more than I do...

What about going in to every office/cube on the person's hallway, saying "Oh, sorry, I've got a 20" monitor here for XXX, thought this was his office."

Everyone else probably knows he's a jerk, but needling the point home could be fun...

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What I want to know is what happens/who gets the 17 inch monitors?

'Cause the one I have at home *cough* *cough* 15 inches - is on its last legs.

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What I want to know is what happens/who gets the 17 inch monitors?

'Cause the one I have at home *cough* *cough* 15 inches - is on its last legs.

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They go back into inventory, they'll get used when an existing 17" fries.
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Remember, the old style monitors are freakin' capacitors. Leave him one of those, but with the panels all exposed. There should be enough juice there to fry an elephant. Not that anyone should do that, and certainly not to an asshole. I'm, of course, just speaking hypothetically (as former computer tech).

Actually I am surprised this one never made it on any of the CSI shows. It's so damned easy.
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cold_fuzion wrote:
...now I get to go install one of the new 20" monitors into this person's office at which point they will gloat about 'all I had to do was call (insert VP name here) and they agreed I was right and actually need this hardware, you shouldn't have argued with me.'


Yeah, that's why you never win telling users no. Now you get to go back with your tail between your legs and do it anyway.
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Take his chair apart, stuff a bunch of shrimp into any place you can hide it.

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