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    Quote Originally Posted by jibtech View Post
    Sorry for the sidetrack, but keenon's signature is missing a vital second part:



    Okay, back to the regularly scheduled program. For me, bring in the extra monitor you already have. I understand that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but the tallest nail often gets hammered first.
    unfortunately spoons are not needed for battle, only the knifes

    purchase your known and bring it in, it's amazing how buying your own will make them take notice. I had to do that once and from that point on employee requests were taken seriously
    Become the stainless steel sharp knife in a drawer full of rusty spoons
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    Quote Originally Posted by keenon View Post
    unfortunately spoons are not needed for battle, only the knifes
    Just sayin'. Context matters.
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    I understand it's a matter of principle.... but it's not worth putting a strain on your body.

    Get the Stand, mouse & keyboard, and a couple of REALLY slick monitors.

    Mgmt will definitely GET the message...
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    Bosses Boss got all cock mode on me end of business, then followed up with did I get deliverable completed. In a very polite way I ripped him and her a new one. I just couldn't take it anymore.

    It didn't help I had an interview today for another company. Market is hot, 0 reason to deal with this.

    If I get this job I'll give a one day notice, badge, key and 14.5 laptop sitting on my desk with an email to HR with all my previous emails attached. Oh and a nice note explaining that I will be no longer be an employee of the company.

    Market it too hot to deal with this trash........

    Think of it as an annulment.
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    I once worked for a really crappy, small company as a field tech. It seemed like their only source of work came from online marketplaces where companies would post job orders. They would assign me all sorts of job orders without having any of the proper equipment.

    We're talking about a work order to mount a TV, but they didn't have a drill. Thankfully they gave me the work order the night before and my girlfriend had a crappy Black and Decker drill that had just enough to juice to drill the amount of holes I needed.

    I also enjoyed waiting at a job site for an extra 2-3 hours waiting for the owner to bring a ladder that was tall enough to be able to mount an access point, after I had told him I needed a ladder taller than the 6' one he had. He literally drove to a job site another tech was working at and then drove the two hours to the job site I was at. The only thing that makes sense to me is that he didn't care how much time we spent on site because it was an hourly thing.

    A work order would specify that CAT5e or CAT6a needed to be ran, he would buy neither and go with CCA. He would then tell me that the reason the wire would break on the non-cutting side of the punch down was because I was pushing down too hard. Uh no, the wire is breaking because you bought copper clad aluminum instead of proper CAT5e or CAT6A cabling. I don't know if he even knew there was a difference or if he was just too cheap to care.

    Owner would buy crappy keystone jacks that wouldn't punch down properly. Instead of being forced into the insulation displacement contacts the cable would just hook over the top of the contact. He probably paid more money having us test, troubleshoot, locate, and redo the punchdowns and replace the keystones than it would have cost to buy some what decent keystone jacks.

    Major national retail store was doing remodels/renovations. We would have to rip good cabling out and then run the crappy CCA cabling that the owner provided.

    Work order would state that structured cabling would be done in accordance with national, state, and local standards. I actually bought the $300 BICSI book, so I would actually have an idea of what to do. Instead of providing J-hooks to hang the cables on, he would tell me there wasn't enough money in the work order and I should just throw the cables on top of the ceiling tiles and call it a day.

    Apartment complex was having their leasing office remodeled and had a temporary trailer in the parking lot. They needed the phone and data lines extended into the trailer. Most of the outdoor rated conduit was already ran, but still needed a few pieces to complete the connection into the trailer and the leasing office building. I tell him I need 1" outdoor rated conduit, he brings me 3/4" PVC piping. I can't complete the work order that day, so I have to return the next day which is a Saturday. The next morning he has bought 1" PVC piping. If he had gone down the electrical aisle at Home Depot he would have seen that the outdoor rated conduit was the exact same price as the PVC piping he purchased.

    All told I spent about $2-$3k on tools in the 6 or so months I worked there, just so I wouldn't look like an idiot showing up to a job site without the proper equipment to do the work order. I died quite a bit on the inside working there.
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    I died a little inside just reading this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DatabaseHead View Post
    Bosses Boss got all cock mode on me end of business, then followed up with did I get deliverable completed. In a very polite way I ripped him and her a new one. I just couldn't take it anymore.

    It didn't help I had an interview today for another company. Market is hot, 0 reason to deal with this.

    If I get this job I'll give a one day notice, badge, key and 14.5 laptop sitting on my desk with an email to HR with all my previous emails attached. Oh and a nice note explaining that I will be no longer be an employee of the company.

    Market it too hot to deal with this trash........

    Think of it as an annulment.
    Sorry to hear this bro. Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBroke View Post
    I died a little inside just reading this.
    Hopefully thomas is in a better place now.... :]
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    Brought a 24 inch LG in. Chickened out on bringing in my 27, it would of looked way to out of place.

    Side note, boss swung by didn't even notice my new monitor.

    Very strange feeling. My last job I was the hero, consistently performing heroics, which ultlimately burnt me out.

    Now I am just a regular Joe in this large BI shop. Pros and Cons I suppose. (PS still rocking the laptop keyboard and monitor for my primary since I am forced to type on the laptop the laptop monitor is my default. (Ugh......)

    Another PS this is a large public company traded on the stock market. Not some mom and pop shop. Again just bizarre.........
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    I would buy my own monitors if I had to. I don't have time for a lengthy procurement process if it's hurting my ability to do my job.
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    While I generally think people here wildly over recommend finding a new job this definitely warrants it. If you work in IT and are expected to work off of just a laptop - have spoken to your boss and his boss, I would get the **** out of there ASAP. I wouldn't want to imagine what other requests would be like. Can we upgrade the database server? Possibly, let me send my carrier pigeon to get a quote
    lol, I agree 100%.
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    Side note, since I added the monitor the job has been a lot of fun. Tons of stats and complex SQL, right up my alley.

    Seriously, I was depressed having to work on a 14.5 monitor. I literally wanted to quit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DatabaseHead View Post
    Side note, since I added the monitor the job has been a lot of fun. Tons of stats and complex SQL, right up my alley.

    Seriously, I was depressed having to work on a 14.5 monitor. I literally wanted to quit.
    DBAs were meta before meta was cool. Glad it's gotten better man.
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    put your name on them when you before you take them into the office
    I think we all know where that leads.
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    LOL. that red stapler..
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    They should jump if you tell them it's medical related. If not, talk to HR.

    Besides that, they can get you 2 24" monitors for like $300...total! Cheap
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