*disclaimer: I’m not trying to offend anyone, and I actually love working in IT. If I work with you, I love helping out in any way possible, just saying.
Do you know what the one thing is that I despise about working in IT?
People who aren’t technologically sound think you know how to fix
Like you’re All Might or something.
Hey, my network spontaneously combusted, can you fix it?
Hey, there’s a little demon goblin mucking up my motherboard, can you cast it away?
Hey, I can’t turn the light on in this room even though I flicked the switch to on, do you know how to fix it?
It’ll be things that have nothing to do with IT. Now, while that is a bit of an exaggeration (even though that’s what it feels like sometimes LOL), it does get frustrating when people think you know how to fix everything (then they turn around and get upset with you because you don’t know how to fix whatever it is. Well excuseeeee me). Half of the things I know how to do, I figured out myself, no one taught me how.
Like I kind of mentioned earlier, working in IT really has made it too clear that a lot of people don’t know how to do things that I perceive as simple. I kinda feel like Nick Burns (Oh, and by the way, you’re welcome…).
I constantly have to remind myself that this is a fact. It helps me to refine my patience when I have to describe how to do something in a much simpler way.
Even though I despise that some people think that way, I still love the fact that I can possibly help them out AND learn a thing or two myself.
But just to be clear…
We don’t know how to fix everything. But it’s actually kind of cool that you guys think we do. Keep asking questions folks!