Contest: What IT terms/phrases have you coined?

Ever have a day where you’re just in a off mood? Last week I had a user call about a stuck CD tray.  I politely told them I would be up shortly and use the “magic hole” to get the disc out. They never even questioned it.

So that leads me to ask…what strange, unusual, absurd, off the wall terms have you used on a client or user? Put your entry in the comments! We’ll pick the top three and then put them to you guys to vote on! Winner will receive the most epic prize ever: BACON JERKY!

Submissions will be taken today through Wednesday night and the top three will be available Thursday and Friday for voting. Put your submissions in the comments and make sure you don’t post it as anonymous so we can get a hold the winner next week.

Are you kidding me?!

User: Hey! Is something going on with the time clock it’s like so slow!

Me: What do you mean? Does it respond?

User: Yes, it worked but it so slow! (no that’s not a typo)

Me: Oh ok, so do you know if anyone else is having a problem?

User: Yea, Rhonda said it’s so slow for her too. What’s going on?!

Me: Weird, let me log in on my PC and see what happens.

User: I already punched out, see you later I gotta go!

Me: …. are you f**king kidding me? (The timeclock loads fine.)

Every day that passes I am more and more likely to answer the phone like this, “IT what’s your ticket number?”

via: [Kevin]

Time Machine

My dad works the help desk for the government of the state we live in. He sent me this text message today and/r/funny suggested I post it here.

Hope it’s not the state I live in still using floppies…or dumb users. WTH is with the terrible text message colors? -Scott

via: [Reddit]