You Know You Work in IT When: The EMPIST Edition

You Know You Work in IT When: The EMPIST Edition

By EMPIST, August 7, 2019

It’s Time to Hear It from the Pros 

No one knows IT as well as someone that works in it day in and day out. That’s why we’ve asked some of our own IT specialists to answer the one question we all want to know. Why is the WiFi so slow? (No, not that question.)  

In all seriousness, we wanted to have some fun hearing from our EMPIST IT department, so we asked them to submit responses to the following sentence: You know you work in IT when… 

And we got some pretty priceless answers; take a look! 

 

Real Answers from Real IT Employees  

◊ You know you work in IT when…you understand what a PEBKAC error is.  

◊ You know you work in IT when…a TYBG error translates to (Thank You Bill Gates).  

◊ You know you work in IT when…your disparaging commentary during any TV or movie scene featuring computer technology gets you regularly kicked out of the room. 

◊ You know you work in IT when… your list of holiday gift ideas for your family always includes, “Not invoicing Mom and Dad for this year’s lengthy tech support calls.” 

◊ You know you work in IT when… your fix for everything is turning it off, waiting 30 seconds, and turning it back on again. 

◊ You know you work in IT when… you’re thinking of creating a ticket every time your car breaks down. 

◊ You know you work in IT when… the main page of your cellphone has all the apps for monitoring systems 

◊ You know you work in IT when… you visit friends to watch a football game and you end up discussing ways to prevent their Wi-Fi from being hacked! 

◊ You know you work in IT when… people offer to cook you dinner in exchange for “a little bit of help with one thing on the computer.”  

◊ You know you work in IT when… the turn it off and back on rule is your #1 troubleshooting step, and it works 90% of the time.   

◊ You know you work in IT when… you’re watching “The IT Crowd” with friends or family and you’re the only one laughing hysterically. 

◊You know you work in IT when…you critique shows like CSI or NCIS for the fake IP addresses that can’t exist or the other faulty IT logic and are pleasantly surprised when they say something correctly.   

◊You know you work in IT when… you have 2-factor authentication enabled on EVERYTHING, a smart lock for your house, can connect to all your systems in multiple ways, and have everything redundantly backed up with a full-scale DR plan for your home computers and networks. 

 

Hardwired for Humor  

Are you not entertained!? We hope you enjoyed this blog and got a glimpse of what it’s like working in IT. If you’re interested in more content like this, leave us a comment! For more information on EMPIST’s IT Services, click here 

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