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13 Things You Won't Understand If You Don't Work In IT

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1. This is the daily mantra: "Did you restart your computer?"

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Every day. All day.

2. The feeling when people are always asking you to drop everything and help them (and not wait in line).


It's not like you have 100 help desk tickets to fill or anything...

3. The utter embarrassment when somebody falls for a phishing attempt.

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Don't click sketchy links!

4. The reaction when someone downloads some software you EXPLICITLY told them not to:

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Why? Why?! WHY?

5. The feeling when people call you a "magical genius":

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And all you're doing is reading the instructions.

6. The face you make when a laptop mysteriously stops working, and you KNOW it's because of spilled coffee:


Don't try to hide it...

7. Being completely baffled when people hit their keyboards HARDER when something goes wrong.

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Or kicking, or generally hurting their computer. It's not going to help.

8. The reaction when you find a piece of tech that's been broken for weeks in the office:


OK, this ONE time they didn't think to notify you?

9. Absolutely HATING the phrase "please advise."

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It usually follows "something is wrong with my computer!" and is business talk for "this is your job, so HELP ME NOW."

10. Having to awkwardly laugh when people say they're "computer illiterate."

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11. "The cloud" is not a magical thing!

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12. This is a dream come true:

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13. And this is your nightmare:

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😱 😱 😱

OK...maybe THIS is your worst nightmare:

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