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I thought this was funny !!!!

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I found it on yahoo answers!


Why do people insist on trying to stump techs?

I will expand on this;

Today I was at a business connecting a small network of 10 PC's to a work group. Now I get my tools together and collect some info, and in walks the owners "Buddy that knows a little about computers" This guy proceeds to ask me all manner of questions about DHCP, PPPoE, NAS, Servers, and hardware in general. Now I don't mind if its honest questions but this guy obviously knew the answer to the questions. So, I am standing here thinking why in the heck did this guy call me in to fix his network?

Anyone else know what I mean, I mean come on if you know so dang much fix it. Don't waste my time and my techs time and don't rush me and then complain. I just wonder if its just me or is this common, lol.
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oh yea he asked if I thought the router was bad I said it might be but I want know until I test it.....

So he has a employee go buy a new router while I am gone to lunch I get back and they have reset the old router and set it to PPPoE and had access to the internet on one PC but not the others. SO, now I gotta fix all this crap and the owner treats me like "Why didn't you do that" How do you deal with people like this, I mean there is a process to diagnostics you don't just go pushing buttons and unhooking stuff. Then I only charged him $155 for 3 hours of work most of which was fixing the crap they messed up while I was at lunch. WHY, WHY, WHY................

PS. I didnt even think about SCTP lol that would have shut him up




LOL, this is funny
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post #2 of 4
yeah ,i get that alot when i fix others crap that they did
your not alone
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Indeed. I usually just tell them to leave it alone.

When they say "It's mine!" I just say you're right. Get the hell out of my house. It's mine!
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You charged too little. Try at least 75$ an hour.
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