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Stevieb | posted 07-16-2008 | Number of Votes: 87  |  Current Rating: 4.58   

I used to work for a global consulting firm, one of our clients was a big city stock trader.

I was doing a desktop migration of about 300 PCs in one of their local offices, as I'm walking back to the build room, this happens...


Jumpped up stock broker: *Clicks fingers* Hey IT guy, HEY!!

Me: Erm yeah what can I do for you.

Jumpped up stock broker: I can't send or receive e-mails, this is shocking I have business critical information in here you know!

Me: (I peer at his laptop, and there are about 15 or so warning e-mails telling him he is about to go over his mailbox limit, then a further 5 or 6 telling him he cannot send or receive until he brings the disk space down)Did you see the warnings? You only have 2gb of mailbox storage, so you'll need to move some of the older mails to the safe archive (Worth noting, this company didn't allow PST files for security purposes), you can hold as much as you like there. It's also worth deleting the non work related stuff, remember your sent items chews up allocation too.

Jumpped up stock broker: No, no no. I can't do that, these are ALL BUSINESS CRITICAL! I can't lose any of them!!!!

Me: No no you won't lose them, you literally just move them to your secure e-mail archive, these can be viewed anytime, it only takes 2 minutes, I can show you.

Jumpped up stock broker: Are you STUPID??! I SAID I DON'T WANT TO MOVE ANY OF THEM, THEY ARE ALL ESSENTIAL!!

Me: Even your deleted items? (Sitting at about 400mb)

Jumpped up stock broker: OH MY GOD! YOU CLEARLY DON'T UNDERSTAND! C-R-I-T-C-A-L!! (Smart ass spells critical for me)

Me: So you need the documents in the deleted items?

Jumpped up stock broker: OF COURSE I DON'T YOU IDIOT! THATS WHY THEY ARE DELETED!

Me: So you won't delete the deleted items even though you don't need them?

Jumpped up stock broker: (With a calm psycho look about him) You know what? I thought you IT guys were supposed to be well educated? (I'm about to say something but he cuts me off)I just don't understand why you won't......

Jumpped up stock brokers workmate: Will you listen to the man!!!! He has told you what to do, stop being such a dick!

With that, he puts on a childish sulk and gumbles something under his breath.

So with that I leave him too it, I get an e-mail from his workmate about 30 minutes later telling me not to worry he was a dick to everyone.

Some people eh? :)

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