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    QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    Do you have everything you need, or are you merely making do?
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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    The hardware is fine for what we do, some of our software not so much. I don't want to give out too many details due to the nature of our work, but we have a case management system that is absolutely dire, their support is shockingly unprofessional too. Can't wait for the contract to end so I can advise the management on a far better system, I already have my eye on one or two.

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    Every other company in our industry uses a certain piece of software but we (because we used to think we were awesome back in the 1970s) will spend loads of money developing our own version, which won't ever work properly, will lack most sensible functionality, will not talk to anything else (despite inter-system communication being its biggest selling point), and the IT support helpdesk won't have even heard of it... and everything will be so restricted and so locked down that you'll still be on Firefox v7 when everyone else is using v56!

    Our tech is dire. We only operate as a company because pen and paper still exist!

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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    Well, I'm sort-of retired so I only do what jobs I want, if I want.

    The tech I have available is perfect for my needs which, these days, aren't high. It's exactly what I'd have picked if I'd picked it myself. Funny, that. My boss understood my needs perfectly. Great guy, too.

    Who do I work for. I'm self-employed, and have been for several decades.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    The hardware is fine for what we do, some of our software not so much. I don't want to give out too many details due to the nature of our work, but we have a case management system that is absolutely dire, their support is shockingly unprofessional too. Can't wait for the contract to end so I can advise the management on a far better system, I already have my eye on one or two.
    Is this the same one that sends stuff to CPS?

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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    I work from home so a big no from me. My boss is useless.....
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Is this the same one that sends stuff to CPS?
    Stop listening to the wife?



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    I could do with a lathe, but apart from that I have all the toys I need.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    Tech? In my workplace.

    Ahh hahahahahahaa good one.

    One dog-slow PC, that anywhere up to four people need to use at the same time, and a till based on a single core WinXP machine.

    We do have flushing toilets, mind.
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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    Edit: The person below has made a good point.... maybe my rant about the sheer stupidity and inadequacy of IT systems is poorly advised.
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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    I'm too scared of losing my job by posting anything even in the slightest regarding my employer.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Edit: The person below has made a good point.... maybe my rant about the sheer stupidity and inadequacy of IT systems is poorly advised.
    I would say that is a good call, and good general advice. If you (or anyone) does rant, I stronhly suggest doing so in a suffiently generic manner that probably your employer, and CERTAINLY you, cannot be identified from it.

    However satisfying a good rant is, it's not worth risking your job.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I would say that is a good call, and good general advice. If you (or anyone) does rant, I stronhly suggest doing so in a suffiently generic manner that probably your employer, and CERTAINLY you, cannot be identified from it.

    However satisfying a good rant is, it's not worth risking your job.
    And in my case, whilst neither I nor my employer can be identified from my (now molested) post, it's possible to make a good wild guess as to what sort of thing I do and where I might be employed by my other posts which is also something to consider. I'm sure a swift google of my username would also allow peicing together of my identity as this is a UN I do not try to conceal. Now, my exploits on /pol/ however are a different story....er.... I mean.... /pol/? Who they?

    Also, if you're going to rant, I sincerely recommend Cherry Blue switches on your keyboard. It makes the creation of a rant sound like a machine gun in a bad mood.

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    We mainly use Lenovo, and their laptops seem to get flimsier each year. A far cry from the build quality of the IBM Thinkpads.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    And in my case, whilst neither I nor my employer can be identified from my (now molested) post, it's possible to make a good wild guess as to what sort of thing I do and where I might be employed by my other posts which is also something to consider. I'm sure a swift google of my username would also allow peicing together of my identity as this is a UN I do not try to conceal. Now, my exploits on /pol/ however are a different story....er.... I mean.... /pol/? Who they?

    Also, if you're going to rant, I sincerely recommend Cherry Blue switches on your keyboard. It makes the creation of a rant sound like a machine gun in a bad mood.
    Some other posts did have me speculating about what you do, but nothing else I've seen might upset an employer. But then, I don't work for your employer.

    There's always two aspects to online privacy, IMHO. One is whether a complete stranger could piece together your identity. The second, and more dangerous, is that an employer might recognise details in a rant as being too close to them to be coincidental, and then from that massively narrowed syspect list, narrow it down to you. That's far more likely IF an employer sees critical posts in the first place, than a stranger being able to work it out.

    Also, you can never be sure what resources people that see posts might have. It has been known for people to have access to resources they will rarely if ever talk about.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you rate the tech in your workplace?

    Broadband was only installed where i work in the last year and a refurbushed Dell desktop has been bought to do a design review (German TUV protectionism) and a new welding plant, other than that we rival Noahs Ark (if it really existed).
    Mind, we do not really need loads of tech as its proper work not sitting on your arse drinking coffee pretending that its hard graft.

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