As a tech professional, what job-related memorable experiences have you had? On the InfoWorld Off the Record blog, we publish anonymous stories from tech pros about on-the-job challenges or humorous happenings.
Stories include encounters with tech-challenged end-users, finding a way to cope with a demanding boss, surviving office politics, and even humbling mistakes and lessons learned.
[ Do you have a noteworthy IT experience to share? Send it to email@example.com. If we publish it, we'll send you a $50 American Express gift cheque -- and keep you anonymous. ]
And if you need a short reading escape, here are recently published Off the Record stories:
- Ignoring business needs is a bad IT move for any techie. In this story, IT managers who emphasized bureaucracy made life difficult for the rest of the employees.
- A techie is asked to create inventory tracking software at a manufacturing company where the managers emphasize the need to be "flexible." What could go wrong?
- There's a fine line between helping a coworker and doing all the work. In this story, a new help desk employee who lacks attention to detail makes for a frustrating training experience.
- Hardware gone missing and basic tech oversights make for good storytelling, such as this handful of hardware-related stories from the Off the Record archives.