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‘I told you so’: Kid unplugs computer during a thunderstorm to prevent it from frying, stepdad demands he plugs it back, then blames kid when the computer stops working

‘I told you so’: Kid unplugs computer during a thunderstorm to prevent it from frying, stepdad demands he plugs it back, then blames kid when the computer stops working

Living in an area prone to storms surely teaches you a lot of life hacks and survival skills that other people don't know. If you don't want to lose half of your possessions and unreal amounts of money, you need to educate yourself and learn how to keep everything safe even when something like a hurricane or a thunderstorm hits your area. Some people, simply would not listen to advice about these matters, and when the consequences happen, they also refuse to admit they were wrong, but no one fe…
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Update: 'Should I just tell her [to] go sue me?': Woman insists friend pay $2700 for accidentally sitting on her MacBook

Update: 'Should I just tell her [to] go sue me?': Woman insists friend pay $2700 for accidentally sitting on her MacBook

This person tried to do the right thing after making a major mistake, but their friend is acting strangely about the whole thing. It all started when tragedy struck: u/QualityProof visited their friend's home, plopped down on the couch, and realized they were sitting on a laptop . And not just any laptop, but a MacBook, one of the more expensive PCs out there. My immediate question is this: who leaves a computer on the couch when people are coming to visit? It's risky to do that in your own hom…
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25 Technology Memes for the Employees in Need of Tech Support

Staying up to date with technology has become an essential part of working-class life. It can be exhausting, especially with how quickly technology is advancing today. Think about it: not long ago, the internet didn't even exist. Now, we have a whole generation of employees working remotely or in a hybrid capacity. Who would've thought? But no matter your job, whether you work in a corporate office, factory, or restaurant, technology is constantly changing . New software to improve work process…
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20+ Exasperated tech savvy people share the most computer illiterate individuals they've ever encountered: 'Send both files in one email, so you don't have to pay twice'

There was a certain point in time in the not-so-distant past when plenty of people had never encountered a “Personal Computer” before—a time when listing your basic typing and computer skills on a CV would make you a strong candidate for a varying degree of roles.
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'[I] had to show her multiple times how to open Excel': 20+ People who had no idea how to work a computer

'[I] had to show her multiple times how to open Excel': 20+ People who had no idea how to work a computer

If you've ever watched someone on a computer open a new window and slowly type “google.com”, these stories are for you.
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‘I cleaned the printer, now it won’t print': Employee calls tech support to inform them printer stopped working, IT discovers printer is completely soaked

‘I cleaned the printer, now it won’t print': Employee calls tech support to inform them printer stopped working, IT discovers printer is completely soaked

You are typing away, your keyboard going clickety-clack as your fingers fly across the different buttons. When you look down, you notice that your keyboard is a little bit dusty. Hmmm, that's not right. You guess it's time to deep clean it. How do you go about it? Well, probably not the way this employee did. One tech support worker took to r/talesfromtechsupport after they got an unusual call regarding a printer. Apparently, the printer wasn't working, but it had been just before. So IT saunte…
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Married man finds a secret folder on his wife's laptop where he makes a spine-chilling discovery: 'There were over 300 photos of MY ex'

Pretty sure this is the premise of a couple true crime stories...
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'Take notes the old fashioned way': Teacher refuses to let student bring loud laptop to class, so he brings a typewriter instead

'Take notes the old fashioned way': Teacher refuses to let student bring loud laptop to class, so he brings a typewriter instead

Teachers should use careful wording when instructing their students. This is especially true when it comes to enforcing rules and regulations because simply put, kids don't like restrictions and sometimes, they're right. Sometimes, they can be ridiculous. No texting during class? Fine. Limited bathroom breaks? Come on! You're just asking for people to dislike you. This student was told that their laptop was too noisy and that he would have to take notes the “old fashioned way.” Obviously, in hi…
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'You should have paid us on time': Boss sends IT employees to recover all their tech equipment from a company that failed to pay their dues

'You should have paid us on time': Boss sends IT employees to recover all their tech equipment from a company that failed to pay their dues

Handling payment between two companies is never easy business. Each company has its own regulations and policies regarding their money, it is often hard to manage even the most simple payment. Much like the companies in this Reddit story. The person who wrote this story (OP) is an employee in a tech company that supplies and installs tech equipment to other small companies. Their policy states that until the payment for the equipment is fully paid, the ownership of it remains in the hands of th…
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'She tried to get her money back': Woman buys a laptop to use solely on vacation, then attempts to get a full refund when she arrives home

'She tried to get her money back': Woman buys a laptop to use solely on vacation, then attempts to get a full refund when she arrives home

If you've ever sold something online, you know that the customers aren't ideal. They text you, 'Is this available?', only to ghost you when you answer in the affirmative. Or they promise to pick it up, set up a date and a time, and then never show up. Or they actually show up with half the money and give you a sob story on why you should give them the item for free. Yes, I'm speaking from experience. One man decided to sell an old laptop he had back from his University days, posting it online,…
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'Won't provide me a laptop for work? Fine, I won't work then': Low-paid intern stops overworking after company refuses to send them a laptop

'Won't provide me a laptop for work? Fine, I won't work then': Low-paid intern stops overworking after company refuses to send them a laptop

This intern was being overworked, and got tired of it pretty quickly. There's a period of uncertainty between the time you leave college and get your first “real job." Some people spend weeks or months in this period, while others take years to break into their field. It can leave you feeling like you're too experienced for unpaid internships, but you're also not getting hired as a professional in your field. It leaves you wondering how you'll ever get to that point… and so many college grads e…
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'You did what?': Employee breaks laptop on purpose after IT team refuses her request for new equipment, company ends up changing their entire policy

'You did what?': Employee breaks laptop on purpose after IT team refuses her request for new equipment, company ends up changing their entire policy

Some employees really go that extra mile when it comes to getting free stuff from their jobs. You know that one person who digs their hands into the office fridge and takes 7 items home… daily. So this woman gave off exactly that type of energy. This story was told by OP, who was working in IT, and the woman in question was his coworker. She had called up IT in hopes she would get a new laptop, as hers was ‘old’. IT refused her request, and she wasn't thrilled. But OP would never have expected…
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'The look on his face was golden': Housemate uses program to lock computer, denying his roommate internet access until he washes the dishes

'The look on his face was golden': Housemate uses program to lock computer, denying his roommate internet access until he washes the dishes

One man found himself in a sticky situation regarding his messy roommate who literally refused to wash his own dishes. This story brings up some pretty bitter memories for me because I too had a roommate whose sense of cleanliness was worse than a two-year-old. She would also throw tantrums, so I was basically living with an actual child. In this case, the man found a way to exact some petty payback, and he knew just how to do it. After confronting his roommate who told him that he was never go…
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'You want me to intentionally break a client's new computer?': Employee insists coworker give 'bad customer service,' coworker breaks customer's computer with new software

This sales associate was perfectly fine with breaking a customer's computer just to make his own life easier. While buying new technology, things can get confusing pretty quickly if you aren't the most tech-savvy person . If you're buying a computer in person, for example, you might go into the store knowing exactly what you're looking for. But then a sales associate starts talking to you, and suddenly they're telling you that computer won't work for you. Instead, they say, you should get one t…
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'Drop everything now': Manager's micromanaging demand backfires after he interrupts an employee who is busy working on CEO's task

'Drop everything now': Manager's micromanaging demand backfires after he interrupts an employee who is busy working on CEO's task

Imagine you are sitting in your office at your own desk, minding your own business, when in storms your manager, unannounced, tells you to 'drop everything now' and immediately take care of a 'very important' task he gives you, which ends up being not very important at all. It shouldn't be hard to picture, as this is what managers are best known for… This manager was especially good at micromanaging his employees, and he wasn't even that high up on the food chain, so where he got all his confid…
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‘His eyes got real big’: Manager demands IT employee stop fixing laptop and work on ‘corporate equipment only’, employee calls up CEO who requested the repair

‘His eyes got real big’: Manager demands IT employee stop fixing laptop and work on ‘corporate equipment only’, employee calls up CEO who requested the repair

To put it bluntly, you want to be on an IT professional's good side. Whether your computer begins glitching, your internet goes haywire, or you can't find that email that you just know you sent, something will always pop up in the corporate world, and it is best that you befriend the IT employee. Not everyone is as smart as I am though (please detect the sarcasm), and will say the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person, AKA, the IT employee. One IT employee was approached by the CEO…
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