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Hey guys, this is going to be my on going thread to help out the community and to explain my....annoyance of my every day job as a mac tech. This thread will be periodically updated with stories, situations, and what I had to do to solve them. Some may be the same, others may be different, but bare in mind on one thing: This is to help you guys... and to vent my rage before I pop a vain.

People who I will refer to (Not real names):

Lee - Service Supervisor - Chill dude
Jim - GM - <3 this guy. BEST MANAGER EVER!
Francis - New guy and fresh meat.
Pete - PC tech
Serg - Another PC Tech
Ali - My fellow mac tech.
Larry - God among gods. Old service manager and he knows something about something about something. Guy is a problem fixer and a damn good one at that. Works upstairs as well.
James - The owner, boss.
Gilbert - Another sales guy

SC - Sister Company - Upstairs and where men are men.
TL - Tech Land. Where I work and the otherside of the business.

Betsy - The ever so loving trash can.
Adventures with a wonderful machine.... and file vault...

Double trouble?

SHE RETURNS!

OH DEAR GOD! MAIL! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Broken LCD...

The Fans...THEY HUNGER! FOR MORE!

WOAH! WOAH! WOAH! Hold on a second! You did what?!

So... Why is your machine shipped wtih a single tissue in the box and no packing?

So... Why won't you install?

IPHOTO!!!! DAMN YOU!!! AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHY IN THE HELL CAN'T THINGS JUST GO AS PLANNED?

Herka Derk, mah be no boot

Xeb is working on a PC job? wut?

ITS GONE! ITS FINALLY GONE! OMG I AM GOING TO CRY, BUT IT IS FINALLY GONE!

I thought this upgrade was suppose to be easy...

Dust? Wait what? Dust? WHY THE HELL WON'T IT GO AWAY?! FAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Another monstrous iPhoto Libra- Wait, what the hell is this?

So... What kind of mess is this crap? And why the hell am I always getting mixed up in this?

An ANNOYING continuation to somethingPrevious...
Ah poop...

Someone... Please, for the love of god, kill this lady!!!! I think she broken....

WHHHHHHYYYYY????!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Who the... what? WHY! JUST FREAKING WORK GOD DAMMIT!! mad.gif

Hold on... wait.. what the hell? THERE IS SOMETHING GROWING INSIDE THIS THING!

So you cannot delete these files, huh?

Wait, whao. Um... can I say it? Holy-! THIS THING IS FAST BRAH! Wait... hold on... what? WHY IS IT DOING THAT?

Wait... Um... is that 2.. What? These are new? WHY!??!?

A Month... of Hell

LET THE TANKING COMMENCE!!!!!

What in sam's hell is this mess?

FUUUUUU MOUNTAIN LION!!!! GAHAHAuhasdiufhasiudnhfuiabewghnSFRiuyaWSE$FRYIUbgnhazsweÏ˝ˇ¨ˆnhbaejswuiFgr

O-o Uh...gaiz, we gotz a problemz!

And the importance of Permissions IIISSS!!!!

Oh the doom! THE DOOM! THE DOOOOOOOMMMM!!!! AHHHH SPOTLIGHT Y U NO SHINE?

FUUUUUUUUUUUU Y U NO RUN FAST?

Oh boy... Mac Pro with now power, a time limit, and.... a Challenge?

Oh, why hello thar. I see wha- OH FOR THE LOVE GOD AND MOTHER OF ALL THAT IS HOLY!

Well... herb-derb Apple does it again.

Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but it sure in the hell seems to be something it is not.

OUTLOOK!!!!!!!!!

OH HAI GAIZ! I HAZ UPDATE!

Oh Outlook. How I hate you so. Please, take this bottle of cyanide and DISAPPEAR!

Keychains and Mail. Oh boy!

An Act of Vengeance...

Oh the joys of Entourage. Oh such crappy software, why do you make me want to dangle from a tree?
^^^^ I did all that without messing up once.
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That. Is. Awesome.

What drive?
 

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That flashdrive was a sandisk cruzer.
 

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Sorry boys, I have been busy with work and drained D: I will see if I cannot get you guys an update later this week.
 

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oh great one... it is a pleasure reading your tales of woe...
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Well boys, like all great things, this one has come to an end. This Saturday will be the last do where I currently work and i will be moving into greener pastures. My next venture you ask? Advanced Data Recovery.
 
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Congrats Xeb! This thread shall be enshrined in all our memories. Good times, good times. (Now go find the rest of those E-mails)
 

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Thanks for laughs!

Hope it is a "congratulations" and not a "I'm sorry"
 

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The bigger the gob the better the job they say. For me, it is the bigger the puzzle the more fun. I like a challenge. ^_^ Due to the NDA and whatnot, I am not sure if I will be able to make posts about what I do.
 

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Awesome stuff! Data recovery certainly has job security!! lol
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Can you disclose where you are going to work? I made the switch to software and not hardware support last year so know about job change.
 

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The bigger the gob the better the job they say. For me, it is the bigger the puzzle the more fun. I like a challenge. ^_^ Due to the NDA and whatnot, I am not sure if I will be able to. Though I think I can be very vague and be able to do ti. Not sure yet.
 

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The bigger the gob the better the job they say. For me, it is the bigger the puzzle the more fun. I like a challenge. ^_^ Due to the NDA and whatnot, I am not sure if I will be able to. Though I think I can be very vague and be able to do ti. Not sure yet.
You can, just gotta be like super incredibly vague without losing the story.

Plenty of stories on reddit/r/talesfromtechsupport, including my own, that go on with no identifying details.

Though, that's your call to make.
 

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Hm... I will think on it then. Look for some stories if I do decided to tell about my tales!
 
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