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General Chat Thread, Weirdest Request from the end user? in General; Originally Posted by ChrisC A couple kids knocked on my door asking for glue sticks, I said we're the it ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
    A couple kids knocked on my door asking for glue sticks, I said we're the it department, why would we have glue sticks? Turns out the head of science told them to "go find the technician and get some glue sticks"

    Chris
    Ah yes, the amount of times kids have come to us for the daftest of things when they meant to go to D&T or science techs!

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    Got in one morning when I was supposed to be recording the Year 6 end-of-year performance; the teacher was in a panic as the kid playing the Chair of Governors had phoned in sick. Guess who ended up with the part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Got in one morning when I was supposed to be recording the Year 6 end-of-year performance; the teacher was in a panic as the kid playing the Chair of Governors had phoned in sick. Guess who ended up with the part?
    So you're chair of governors now? Congratulations! You're going up in the world!

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    "Here are the keys to Miss X's car..it won't start. Can you get it going? You're handy with Vauxhalls, aren't you?"..

    I *OWN* a Vx..yes...and even if I didn't I can say that a slack auxilliary belt and no rev counter on a 1.7TD = battery flat. I ended up charging the battery for her, refitting it and tensioning the belt.

    One from a member of SMT:

    "can you explain to me what all these buttons in my SAAB do? "

    Another:

    "Someone nicked the stainless wingmirror cover off my Rover 75..find me another on the net."

    Yet another:

    "My car needs a service- find me a good local garage and get it booked in.."

    And the oft-heard bane of our lives...

    "My home internet is playing up..the wifi isn't working. Nip over to my house and sort it out..."

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    Just this lunchtime had a good one. Can you take a look at the blood all over the floor and walls in the Boy's toilet and see if you can find who it belongs to.

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    !

    Health and Safety says "bog off..".

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    A company I once worked for asked me to drive 270 miles to the Isle of Wight site to put a computer in a box. I just said I thought I was overqualified to do that job but offered my telephone support services in the event that had problems putting a computer in a box.

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    I have done about 8 wifi installs for teachers at home, I don't mind really usually get some beer or chocs in return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullet_man View Post
    I have done about 8 wifi installs for teachers at home, I don't mind really usually get some beer or chocs in return.
    Staff here know that the required payment for doing this is beer, sex or chocolate. We get a lot of beer and chocolate.

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    I charge 20 an hour for sorting out the teachers home computers

    Do a lot of the parents home stuff as well.. Nice little earner.

    Not really had any wierd requests I can think of

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    I've just been down to SEN. It seems every time I go in there one of the staff suddenly starts talking about "My computer isn't working you know at home, I've been struggling on for weeks" to their colleague.

    I just stand there, do what I gotta do and walk out without battering an eye lid. I don't like hints. Drop hints at me to do a job for personal use and I'll ignore you. Now on the other hand, if you come and ask me politely to do a job at home for you, I'll politely tell you to "Bog off and take a look in the p*ssing yellow pages!"

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    Counting sheckels as Potiphar in a school production of Joseph. Quite good fun and not a singing part I was pleased to hear.

    Though I would like to play Fagin if Oliver ever gets into production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    A company I once worked for asked me to drive 270 miles to the Isle of Wight site to put a computer in a box. I just said I thought I was overqualified to do that job but offered my telephone support services in the event that had problems putting a computer in a box.
    I used to get a business rate of 40p per mile - so a job like that would've been a nice day out and quids in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    I used to get a business rate of 40p per mile - so a job like that would've been a nice day out and quids in!
    Not at current petrol prices!

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    I have been asked in the past to go collect costumes & props for a school play, and collect the school xmas tree!

    Not to mention endless calls to go to the bank for non-technician related money, post office for non-technician related parcels etc!

    I keep getting asked for Tip-ex in my office though by teachers - I love informing them that my preferred form of Tip-ex is the backspace key

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