Why is the Office Closed?

Teacher: Why is the office closed?

IT Guy: They leave at 1:00

Teacher: But it’s only 1:30

IT Guy:  What?

Teacher: It’s only 1:30……do they pack right up and leave?

IT Guy: I would…….to avoid having conversations like this.

Teacher: That’s kind of ridiculous

IT Guy: Just to confirm.  It is ridiculous that you, a person who does not work in the summer, sat at home until the office was closed then came to school and expected them to be here waiting for you………or that they are not here 30 minutes after closing time?

Teacher: You are a jerk

IT Guy: I know……and you are making me regret I didn’t leave at closing time……or as you call it “early”.

Lifetime Logins


Teacher: Can you reset my login?
IT Guy: What login? You left here 3 years ago?.
Teacher: Do you get rid of those?
IT Guy: No, we keep them forever.  That’s how we keep track of who use to work here.
Teacher: What?
IT Guy: Let me put it this way…..do you keep the keys to your house when you move out?
Teacher: I live in a condo.
IT Guy: WHAT???!

Gmail Debacle Update

Secretary: How do I setup my printers in gmail?

IT: You can't setup printers in gmail….besides I already set it up
Secretary: It says print to Laserjet 3 – that's not my printer
IT: yes it is
Secretary: No it's not, I already tried it several times 
IT: Do it again
Secretary: Ok, see it doesn't…..oh there it goes.  What did you do?
IT: (Click)

Teachers are Pack Animals

In my time working at a school I have discovered that teachers are for the most part pack animals. Everything they do is in some sort of little group.  This is evidenced by the fact any time a teacher has a computer issue five other people will report it before the person with the actual problem. Sadly, the actual issue the other pack members report is almost never the real problem.  

It usually unfolds something like this:

IT Guy, did you hear Mrs. X is having trouble with their online gradebooks

that usually morphs into something like

IT Guy, Mrs. X can not turn on her computer because she has a virus

followed by the catch all diagnosis

IT Guy, the server must be down

This syndrome reminds of the famous Purple Monkey Dishwasher scene from the Simpsons.