Tuesday, January 12, 2010
In an effort to do more personal blogging here, I have a story I want to share with you today.
I am in no means a certified Microsoft Systems Engineer - but someday I hope to be. That being said, I'm pretty knowledgeable in alot of things on the computer. I could build a computer if I wanted to.
In my last 3 jobs, in the last 9 years, I've often been called on for many computer-related tasks - running reports in databases, training personnel on a certain database, designing databases, to even more simple tasks like mapping network drives and printers.
I enjoy computers and I always have. I can sit on the pc all day at work and then go home and still sit on the pc. I love computers and technology!
Where I work I'm one of three women. The rest of them are men - all 42 of them. I'm often called upon for computer-related tasks here and it boggles my mind that people don't know some of the things you think they should if they're using a computer.
I don't mean to be mean in this post so please don't take it this way but I'm going to share this story about someone that I work with.
Very often, a certain person that I work with will call me back to his "office" to help him with something on the computer, whether it's opening an email, finding an email, or helping with training.
Recently, we had a training course that everyone had to take, and this person in particular couldn't find the URL where to go back to the other training sessions, after he and his employees took one leg of the training.
I went back to help him and I asked him to open Internet Explorer. He sat there. I pointed to the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop and said, "Click on this."
"Double-click," I said.
Then I said, "Click in the address bar."
More silence and confusion on the behalf of my co-worker.
I pointed to the screen, to the address bar, and said, "Click there, in the address bar."
I began to type the URL to the training.
Now I think it's funny because I LIVE it quite often. And, I think if you were to see it, you would think it's funny too.
Often times while helping this person, I'll say "Click there", and most people know it's a double-click, not just a CLICK, but not him.
Or sometimes I'll even get a right click out of the deal.
It's so funny to me that people who have computers at work don't really have a clue how to use one.
*Bangs head on wall*