"Got amazing or amusing IT tales, lessons learned the hard way, or war stories from the tech trenches? Do you have a crazy-but-true tale about managing IT, developing apps, or supporting users?"
These are the questions we ask to get readers thinking about their personal adventures in IT. We then publish those stories in InfoWorld's Off the Record blog, keeping the writer anonymous. In the Comments section, readers often recall similar incidents and weigh in with further insights.
In September, the collection included stories of dealing with an end-user who refuses to use computers, and the challenges of working with IT staff, bosses, or business managers who are only out for themselves.
And if you have a noteworthy IT experience to share, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we publish it, we'll send you a $50 American Express gift cheque.
- Technology? No thanks. Working with a professor who refuses to use computers is a challenging task for this campus' IT and other staff in "The IT tale of an anti-tech user."
- "IT help desk calls: Dead mice and office supplies." A techie at a government contractor shares stories of the services some users expect from their IT help desk.
- In this classic collection of Off the Record stories of people in the IT workplace, tech bosses, business managers, and IT coworkers make for challenging work situations.
- To "help" the IT department, a tech-savvy employee volunteers to transfer data to his brand new company laptop. You can guess what happens next.
This story, "Real-life IT tales of dead mice, challenging coworkers, and an anti-tech user," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the continuing craziness of the life in tech in InfoWorld's Off the Record blog.