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They Don’t Make ‘Em Like This Anymore

, , , | Working | June 19, 2021

I am in charge of all things IT, including a huge dot-matrix printer. This printer is very convenient for the company, as we often print stacks of reports which we can do on the dot-matrix, saving big on using the fancy CMYK color printer we also had.

Every so often, we need to use the service contract, which has an oddity in it; it is unlimited and free to have it serviced as long as the printer lives.

When the tech comes by for another service to keep this antique beast alive, he starts his spiel about a new printer and a new contract, as he always does. He’s an older gentleman, techie old-school.

Me: “You always do the sales pitch, but tell me, wouldn’t we be crazy to give this sweet deal up?”

Tech: “I understand, but the company has to keep me employed just for you folks.”

Me: “When do you retire?”

Tech: “In four years.”

Me: “I think in four years, we might be swayed.”

He grinned widely.