Thursday, April 05, 2007

when i was at university i was studying social studies, now there where obviously many modules, some where compulsory and others where optional, the 2 optional ones where media and the other was management in health.

i purposely refused to even acknowledge management, i white african can honestly say that management is not my cup of sa7lab.

i am not suited for such work, some people can manage others cant i am amongst the latter.

now my manager at work has gone for 4 weeks holiday and i am expected to take his role to a certain extent.

some one shoot me...

today was the first day and life is seriously funny it has its own sense of humour why may you ask because the computers would not work.

ha ha ha ha very funny, extremely amusing.

at first it was just the one computer which i could deal with but it was still an issue because it was connected to the scanner so documents needed to be scanned asap.

so my stress levels where within normal.

then the other computer went mental on me, the main screen just switched it self of, how, i don't know, i frantically tried to fix it but it had issues, even computers have issues, i swear we are living in times when even the electrical equipment have attitudes, now that's saying something.

my stress levels where bordering on abnormal.

the photocopiers then decided to commit suicide, it just would not photocopy, it would vomit out plain blank white pieces of paper with a single mark, we had put in new ink but still it had given up on life and for like an hour i was giving it the kiss of life and eventually after pulling my hijab in frustration it worked but only barley. (its a new machine)

my stress levels had become unbearable, you know in cartoons when then show thermometers exploding and all the dye squirting out because of the pressure, i swear my head felt like that, at one point i held onto it in case it did explode, and even then i would probably have to clean up the mess.

so yeh today was fantastic, and when all this was happening we had other stuff to do and the doctors don't understand the concept of waiting, i had to email the diabetes people concerning something, which i did straight away, literally 2 minutes later the doctor walks into the office and says 'have you emailed them?' to which i reply with a confident 'yes' to which he says 'have they replied?' to which i replied 'no, lol give them a chance' to which he says 'ridiculous' looooooool see what i mean.

the next 4 weeks are going to go at a snail pace i just know it....

9 comments:

Brave Heart said...

u know in my previous work in Libya, all horrible things happen in the last of the week on Thursday.

be ready for Libyans now, as soon as they know u r in the duty they will come to u by big list of things to sort them out.

a_akak said...

lol, your work place should be featured in the new series of "The Office" anyway, regarding printers and photo, they never seem to work!!!! we had a tech come into the office 4 times this week and still it has issues ahhhhhhh!!! and that makes my life hell as i have to explain a full design by imagination lol

white african said...

brave my work place has mood swings, sometimes things will run smoothly for a while then it decides to attack.

oh my god could you imagine if they do come to me, what will i say!!!

ok i am going to hide under my desk.

akak you poor thing, well if your good with words then im sure explaining it through imagination was no problem :)

The Godfather said...

Computers can do wonderful things for you, but you must be awfully patient with them.

white african said...

computers can also be very annowying godfather i sometimes think we should go back to doing things manually.

The Godfather said...

You know I can't even begin to imagine how people survived withouut Computers, Internet, E-mail and Mobile Phones back in the day. My whole operations depend on these things; it would collapse without them.

Monday's Child said...

I have a love hate relationship with all computers...

Over a period of 6 months, the whole systems department of the University where I worked were under the impression I was a crazy loon who made up stories about how my computer was unbelivably slow (it was a recently acquired Pentium 4) UNTIL finally I managed to prove it and they acknowledged that there WAS indeed a problem with ... ummm SOMETHING technical... it then took them another 2 months to sort it out..

can't live with them.. can't live without them... and I don't know if I mean the computers themselves or computer technicians...

white african said...

lol monday, both i guess.

my solution to fixing a computer is to bang the keyboards and unplug everything.

Lady_WildKat said...

and mine is to call for the handy IT support person in the office who'se job is to solve the issues and the express number i dial for the little moles in a basements somewhere who take over my pc by remote control and fix it. and hey presto all done. thank Allah i dont go thru with what u guys do, if if broke i call and get a new keyboard, mouse, upload new license for software and or get a brand new p.c after my hard drive has been saved!

cool huh? thats what you get when they want you to work! no hassle all fixed just do more work....