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We have a Rob the Knob thread, so I thought I'd start an Etch A Sketch thread.  Vent about your Etch A Sketch here.

Or here: Etch A Sketch

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he he. I will be back here soon!

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here already! If you make an appt with someone for me, I need to know their major and or minor. I can't read minds. There is a place we look to see what they declared. If it is not clear, they are to clear it up when the appointment is made. If it undecided you will call them and get them to decide or cancel the appointment. I make her call them everytime, but still she makes the appointments...she is calling someone nowno

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we had a meeting finally with the know it all. She had a 20 year employee ready to quit and she left here crying last night. My boss called the know it all in without thinking it over for a bit. I would have waited and thought about a plan, but that is why he is over all of us. The three of us are her supervisors and I heard her yelling at the office manager on Tuesday. If I can hear them, it is loud- I am in my own office with walls and a door and FFR jamming.

Anyway he thought we were over reacting, but she showed her true colors, she thinks she knows it all, she is defensive about EVERYTHING from personal to work issues and she stayed that way the whole meeting. Everytime he tried to end the meeting she put her foot further in her mouth. I was proud of myself for keeping quiet.

The first thing she did was cry though and I feared she thought we were ganging up on her, but she says she is defensive because she was in a car wreck and her back hurts all the time and she is in constant pain. She has been here since December and that was the first time that she told us her back hurt. That ticked my boss right off. You are not a defensive everyday because of pain and if you are- stay home.

We told him not to hire her, he did. I think he is now seeing the light...but what he'll do if it keeps it up I am not sure about...


I feel better! rant rant rant!

-- Edited by Ruby at 14:43, 2009-02-19

-- Edited by Ruby at 14:44, 2009-02-19

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At least it is out there now.

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I wish I could get my etch a sketch to learn how to print a PDF file. Anytime she has a file that's bigger than her sheet of paper, she has to ask me how to make it fit the paper. I don't mind explaining a couple times, but I'm to the point where I wish she would retain some information already!

As I walked away, I heard shooka shooka!

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"Michelle, I'm having problems installing this, can you help me?"

"Okay, show me what it's doing."

"When I click on this, it says this."

On screen, "To proceed with this program, you must enter the registration code. See the instructions included with the installation discs."

I look down at the discs and pick up a piece of paper. "Well here you go, this is it."

Takes paper. "I don't know what this is."

She reads the instructions out loud as she does them on the screen. I stand and watch.

She gets to a screen that says, "Registration code" and a box. "Now what?"

"Put in the code."

"This code?"

"Yep."

"Thank you, I never would have thought of that. I'll call you when I need more help."

shooka shooka

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I had one a few days ago.

Trouble ticket customer: Is there something wrong with the server? My WordPress is messed up and it only works on a couple pages. I can't seem to figure out what it is so I'm wondering if it is a server problem.

My reply: There is nothing going on that I know of. It would be unlikely that the server would just decide to quit reading your site when it seems to be working fine for everyone else. Did you happen to do anything, or make any changes to your site or WordPress?

Trouble ticket customer: Well, I did rename the tables in the WordPress Database right before it quit working.

My reply: There is a good chance that renaming the tables would break the database. I'd suggest you name them back to what they were before they broke and see if the gets them working again.

Trouble ticket customer: That seemed to fix it, thanks for your help!

My reply: No problem, glad I could help.

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Etch A Sketch walks into my office to get another program to install.

"He didn't get much of these catalogs filed for you, did he?"

"Sure he did. And I appreciate it, I hate filing."

"I can tell, because we've never had this much filing piled up."

Okay, now I'm offended. Is SHE accusing me of not doing my job? "That's not true, there was at least 3 times this when I started."

"Well that's because we were without someone for so long."

No, we weren't. Lisa started the day after they fired Josh. She decided she didn't like the job (probably after working with Etch A Sketch), and still worked a couple extra days when I started. There wasn't a single day they weren't without someone.

But I kept my mouth shut. I knew arguing would be futile, and she forgot what she was talking about before she stopped talking anyway.

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Etch (via IM, out of the blue): Hey, I am helping (another Etch) with a market build for (cable partner) in (switch number) for LATA ###.

Me: That's nice of you.

Etch: I didn't see the head end trunk for the LATA at first, but then I found it. Its called (trunkname). I have the trunk plan so I have the information to build the 911 trunks.

Me: (no reply because I have no idea what question he is driving at with these particular statements)

Etch: So I'm going to start on building this. Its due by (due date).

Me: Ok (thinking I could have lived without this random trivia)

Etch: Tips?

Me: Are you trying to ask for help on a particular topic? If so, please come right out and ask your question.

Etch: I was wondering if you have any tips for me?

Me: Look both ways before you cross the street.

Etch: No, I meant how should I build this market?

Me: I would suggest you try building it correctly. I would also suggest if you have a specific question, you try asking that instead of a "solving world hunger" style questions expecting me to omnisciently devine the exact question you are trying to ask.

Etch: Do I build this like (other cable partner with a similar arrangement)?

Me: Yes. Just like it says in the Method & Procedure documents and the guide that you have personally made several revisions to.

Etch: Oh. Thanks.

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Mema, thank you again for the term Etch A Sketch. It's the perfect description!

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OMG, my Etch A Sketch has got to be popping the pills big time today. She just walked RIGHT PAST my boss, looked into her office, then looked at me with a "where is she at?" look.

I said, "You walked right past her."

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lmao.gif You are welcome. Like I said, that one is frequently used in my office.

Here's one from Etch#2 in the above story. Overheard as she was talking to a co-worker about the upcoming layoffs and the fact that lots of people aren't doing their work:

co-worker: I can't believe people aren't bothering to do their work! It's not like they aren't looking to get rid of people. At this point, not meeting your due dates is just as bad as surfing internet porn on your work computer!

Etch: Yeah! I only do that when I'm at home.

co-worker: HAHAHA! I guess you finally got yourself a home computer then.

Etch: No.

Co-worker: Uh... you mean you are surfing internet porn on your work computer?

Etch: But not in the office, only when I'm at home.

Co-worker: You do know that your computer keeps a log of the websites you visit, right?

Etch: Yeah, but I'm at home so what's the big deal?

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So Etch gets to keep his job but yet someone with 1/2 a brain is let go.

Life's not fair.



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My supervisor explained that. He says that if we went through and fired all of the truly lacking employees then when the next round of layoffs comes along we will have to start cutting into the good employees. hmm.gif Nothing like keeping a pool of sacrificial lambs for job security.

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Oh my goodness. Really not all that bright, huh?

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AAaaaaahhhhhhh! I just got an email that she sent before she left. Here it is, copied directly.

"This is the new logo for the little 500. You will need to make the number 10 envelope like you do every year. Be sure to save the logo. Thanks a million."

How the hell am I going to set up an envelope if I don't SAVE THE LOGO?!!

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You apparently can not win. Should we have her shot?

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confuzzed wrote:

Oh my goodness. Really not all that bright, huh?




 I can feel my own IQ drop when she walks by. She is like an intellectual black hole.



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I may not be bright, but at least I am not an Etch A Sketch.

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We all have our moments, but most of us just don't make a whole lifetime of it. no.gif

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My wife just called me to vent about the 20 stupid emails she received from her boss this week.

I told her about the Etch-A-Sketch. She loves it and will be using the "shooka shooka" quite often.




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Did you remember to tell her to listen for the 'squiggle squiggle' sound while she talks to her particular Etch?


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Oh, no . . . I forgot that part. I'll tell her when she gets home here in a few minutes. smile.gif

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You gotta throw in the gestures with it... you know how drawing on an Etch-A-Sketch works... that goes with the squiggles. Shake your head from side to side with the shookas.

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I can already hear the scribbling today.

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The know it all has only been here one day this week.....everyone is hoping that I may have run her off!

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Etch A Sketch "You've been quiet the past couple days. Are you alright?"

As far as I know, I've been as talkative as usual.

Perhaps she thinks I've been quiet because my speech bubble erases as she walks away. Shooka shooka.

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