Here’s one example of an awful IT work-area…do you have any? Post them on Imgur and link them in the comments – we’ll select some of the best and re-post them here!
It reminds me of the trouble I had getting stuff thrown out. Fifteen year old parallel port zip drive? Might need that. Old 15″ CRT — it might still be good! Five gigabyte hard drive? It’s over there.
Just convincing them that it would cost them MORE to have me test and sort that pile of iffy-looking Cat 5 then to get new Cat 5e at about a buck a cable was a pain. If in doubt, throw it out! Business logic is a little different and time does cost money, especially when you’re understaffed.
Why send a tech up every week for a month on an old LaserJet that’s having terminal paper jams and you need to keep that one special cartridge in stock for when you can just replace it with a new unit that you’ve standardized on?
And don’t get me started on the drawer full of 30+ year old tapes for the VAX no one would let me throw out.
tell the truth; that’s in the bowels of 1 Nationwide plaza, isn’t it?