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The customer explained that they wouldn’t pay, and understood now why it costs so much when “your staff aren’t working during the week and only working at the weekends so they can get double pay”

Angry client demands IT Guys work during week instead of weekend, ends up with the business disruption they were trying to avoid in the first place

There are times in your life when you go out of your way to accommodate someone only to have them throw it back in your face and blame you for their stupid unrelated problems. It's like planning your birthday gathering at your favorite restaurant only to have that entitled friend complain that you're excluding them because they don't like that restaurant or have devised one of the dozens of other reasons to make your birthday about them. So, you let them pick the location for your birthday, onl…
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You blamed me for all of your IT troubles. So I made your entire department redundant.

Karen scapegoats IT Guy for her stupid nonexistent problems, he makes her entire department redundant

Sometimes in life… the low road is the right one. This Karen brought a metaphorical knife to an actual nuclear arms race when she decided to go toe to toe with this IT guy and blamed him for all of her stupid nonexistent troubles. As readers have pointed out in the comments: It's never a good idea to pick a fight with the guy who writes code when your job is easily replaced by a single line of it — that's just begging for the unfortunate outcome that has occurred for Karen here. After the repea…
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He had put a rule in place that nobody was allowed to recycle a broken laptop other than himself.

IT Supervisor "Dave" demands all to-be-recycled computers pass across his desk, ends up with a giant mountain broken computers

We all have a “Dave” in our life. The thing is — Dave can sometimes be wound a little too tight…
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I was told this belongs here. They got what they asked for lol | I had a trophy-wife-client who had a frozen yoghurt business paid for by her husband. They contacted me and asked me to design and build a new website for her business. I gave them a quote and they asked if they could pay in three instalments. After we all agreed to the terms, I had written approval and I received my 33% deposit, I got cracking.

'Here’s 33% of your website. You’re welcome': Client wants to pay developer 33% of agreed price, gets 33% of a website

In this world, you get what you pay for.
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Viral Thread: Hilarious 'Service Desk' Job Description Doesn’t Sugar-coat the Reality of the Job’s Duties

Once in a while, something pops up online that is entirely unorthodox and a bit out of left field. This “avant-garde” take on a job interview description is exactly that. A little zany and unacceptable, it has defied our expectations of the performative qualities that a job interview normally offers. You'd usually expect a job interview to tediously lay out all of the things you might expect from a role but in a crap-coated manner of corporate speak that seeks to make light of all the terrible…
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Update: IT Director Quits Arrogant CEO, Reduces His Notice Period After Unprofessional Response

These are the types of "leaders" who will gladly tell you that "It's just business" when they're laying you off or refusing you a raise. Yet, when you find a better opportunity and give notice, they take it personally, acting as if you've betrayed them. Suddenly, "It's just business" isn't valid, and the employer wonders why all these employees end up "Turning against them," utterly blind to the fact that they are the common denominator.
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Engineers throw their own party when they're not allowed to attend the company party.

'Smelly' Engineers Get Disinvited From Company Party, Host Bigger One of Their Own and Expense Everything

When these engineers weren't invited by the CEO to the company party, they instead threw a party of their own with the help of the VP charging it all to the company card.
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Greatest Hits: IT Head Steals Important Email Address, Sets Off Chain of Events That Get Them Fired

An IT Head saw fit to swipe a long-held email address which set off a domino effect that led to their excusal from their position. This has been one of the top stories that we have seen come out of Reddit's r/talesfromtechsupport subreddit this year and, as such, it was well worth a revisit. The thread was originally posted to Reddit's r/talesfromtechsupport subreddit by u/Lorix_In_Oz. They shared their story with the title “When a new IT department head steals the prestige e-mail address from…
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Update: Arrogant CEO Demands IT Contractor Serve Him A Cup of Coffee, Contractor Walks Out

This IT guy is retired but still contracts with his old employer, and he was called in to help one of their clients with their “ancient inventory system.” When the CEO of the client sauntered on in demanding a cup of joe from the IT guy, things were about to go very poorly. This lengthy tale was told by Redditor u/ShelLuser42 who shared their story to the r/Idontworkherelady subreddit, a growing subreddit where people share stories where they have been mistaken for an employee. Typically these…
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Manager Won't Approve Overtime, Tech Starts Leaving Early

This thread was posted to Reddit's r/maliciouscompliance subreddit by Redditor “'I can't approve overtime.' Then I strongly suggest you raise this issue with your boss and get the ability to approve overtime, or this will bite you in the a$$," said MadRocketScientist74. “He was always fighting that battle," responded the original poster. "To his credit, I worked for him 2 years or so after that, and he never questioned my timesheet again. I even have some stories where I helped him overcome oth…
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IT Specialist Automates Entire Job, Does Job in Ten Minutes A Day

This poster claims to have set up a remote workstation for their tech job. And “in about a week” they were able to “write, debug, and perfect a simple script that performed [their] entire job.”
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Karen complains to IT, tantrum gets recorded

Karen Freaks Out On IT Over Standard Procedure, Whole Call Gets Recorded

Good one, Karen.
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Company Undervalues IT Guy Until He Leaves, Beg Him to Come Back

A lesson in appreciating your employees.
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Dirty Doctor Discharged For Doing Depraved Deeds, Caught By Clever IT Trap

He got baited by the master.
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IT employee has flash drive smashed because of security mix up

Incompetence Turns IT's 15 minute Job Into Paid Time Off

Well, coulda gone worse.
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IT Head Steals Coveted Email Address, Can't Handle Responsibility, Gets Canned

Ya can't have it all.
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