Wow ! I really enjoyed this new section of Grumpy IT Guy. This could have been called "Tech -Guy Uncut" as well but I think grumpy is a good description. Because let's face it, even though the IT Guy's or Girl's main purpose in life is to "protect and serve" . Everyone is entitled to a bad day, week or month even. I know many would say a month is pushing it, well as a result of this view - the Grump IT Guy really starts to fester. Because at this point, you are surly talking to someone outside of tech, and most season tech guys know that is a losing battle.
To hear this type of concern from a "pencil pusher" or the proverbial "professional "web surfer " ( Is it time to go home yet ? ) only servers to raise the blood pressure. And at this point, even the effort to defend one's self only serves to produce more stress. There used to be only two certainites - death and taxes. Well I think we can add this situation to it as well.
The situation depicted in the first episode of Grumpy IT Guy, happens to IT people at least once a year. And If near disaster does not almost strike year after year - there would be no grump IT Guy.
It is refreshing to consider that No. We ( IT professionals ) don't always have to come running with a smile because we are probably dealing with something that doesn't require one. There is probably nothing to smile about and I wish - the web-surfer and the pencil pusher would be aware enough to understand that.
But apparently I am asking for too much because I have never seen this understanding extended for an extended period of time. Because "bad stuff" just doesn't happen in their worlds. Even after the pencil pusher lays you off - they don't consider that "bad stuff". And if you are lucky enough you might even catch them smiling after they do it. Ah the irony, pencil pushers and Web Surfers are good for that - always.
So here's to the Grumpy IT Guy - I am sure he will be telling it like it is and that is good because I lost my rose covered glasses years ago.