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Proof That Techs Kick A**

, , , , , , , | Working | August 4, 2022

A dozen years ago, I worked for the onsite warranty repair vendor of a major PC manufacturer. My clients were primarily help desk techs. They handled minor repairs and software issues, but for major repairs like motherboards, the manufacturer would dispatch us to the client’s offices.

One day, I was dispatched to a small hospital in a semi-rural area about an hour outside of a major city. I contacted the help desk techs, who escorted me back to the IT office. Most IT offices are notoriously messy, but the first thing I saw when I got to this one was a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall fort made out of the manufacturer’s PC boxes, except for an entryway with an arch made out of our keyboard boxes! I was both stunned and doubled over with laughter, and I took a picture of the fort with my phone.

A few weeks later, I met the techs’ boss during an unrelated visit to a different hospital about twenty minutes away. I showed him the picture I took with my phone. He told me that not only did he know about it, but they had named it “Fort Kick-A**”!

I still keep the picture to this day as proof that IT people are insane.

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