August 10, 2005

My Mother's Daughter

I had a computer problem at work today. On Friday, I was changing my passwords and I botched something up. Or I thought I did. You have to change your system passwords in a certain order or you get locked out. The systems ping off each other. It's weird. Let me just say, our IT guys are very busy with password crap. I feel bad for them.

Anyway, while I was out on Tuesday, the company I subcontract to migrated me over to another platform on their system. Let us call the company I work for, Company Bou and the company we contract for Company A.

I get hold of my IT guy at Company Bou and after I've let him drive remotely from his desk, he realizes we have big big problems and we have to conference call the IT department at Company A.

When you call Company A with a computer problem, and you are one of their employees, they ask you for your computer number... or the number on your Asset Tag. If you're not with Company A, then you have to tell them up front that your hardware is not theirs, but you're a subcontractor.

So my IT guy is on the phone with me and we call Company A's IT guy. Company A's IT guy thinks it is the two of us on the phone because he just immediately robotically goes through the usual drill, "Name, clock number, Asset Tag number" to which I reply, "My assets aren't attached to Company A..."


I sat there for a minute and said, "Wait. I didn't just say that did I? That didn't come out right."

Company A IT guy starts to laugh and I said again, "Oh, well, the best part is, I said that in front of MY IT guy too..." at which point my IT guy starts to laugh.

Nothing like a little humiliation to start the day off juuuust right.

Posted by Boudicca at August 10, 2005 11:41 PM | TrackBack

and I thought I was the only one who started the day on a slant and contined on down the hill! LOL
Must be something in the air in Florida today!

Posted by: GUYK at August 10, 2005 11:57 PM's the thought that counts,
even if its a snap shot thought. (-:

Posted by: Bou's mom at August 11, 2005 10:20 AM

Ummm... I think you've been talking to Tammi too much... LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at August 11, 2005 06:20 PM