Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Reuters)   Study reveals that loud mouth office jerks deserve to be fired   ( divider line
    More: Obvious  
•       •       •

5810 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Jul 2002 at 10:55 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

62 Comments     (+0 »)

Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

2002-07-01 10:58:13 AM  
That would clear out my office! (except for me of course!)
2002-07-01 11:00:17 AM  
That would clear out MY office (just me).
2002-07-01 11:00:29 AM  
Like Cooper?

"Who's naughty on this flight?"
*points to self*
"This guy!"
2002-07-01 11:00:59 AM  
What about mousey ugly chicks that look like poodles that are on the phone 3 hours a day and have a breakdown and start bawling their eyes out everytime she and her husband lose a bid on a house?

Hypothetically of course.
2002-07-01 11:01:01 AM  
I just keep my mouth shut, do my job, and FARK...

Is that so wrong?
2002-07-01 11:01:26 AM  
Interesting that the study was done by someone at UNO, AFTER Edwards was out of office.
2002-07-01 11:01:37 AM  
They're also the same people who have the most porn mpegs on their computers. That's OK, it gives me blackmail material on them.
2002-07-01 11:02:30 AM  
What about mousey ugly chicks that look like poodles that are on the phone 3 hours a day and have a breakdown and start bawling their eyes out everytime she and her husband lose a bid on a house?

Wow! She must have 2 jobs. She works with you too?
2002-07-01 11:04:08 AM  
Yes. I can't even tell her when she's done something sub-par and re-do it, or else there's a farking emtional a-bomb going off. Funny, we do emotional intelligence training.
2002-07-01 11:05:07 AM  
I'd be more outgoing at work if I didn't hate everyone.
2002-07-01 11:05:43 AM  
Fist in loudmouth's mouth usually is a good remedy.
2002-07-01 11:05:56 AM  
No time to read the article... too busy arguing with co-workers. Wonder what my 2 PM meeting with my boss is about?
2002-07-01 11:06:13 AM  
And in a related story, studies show that the sky is blue and water is wet.
2002-07-01 11:06:54 AM  
Who the hell comes up with these retarded obvious study topics? And where can I sign up? This must be the easiest job on the planet. New study shows most men don't like to wear skirts! New study shows we live on Earth! New study shows there's no translation for "bath" in the French language. I'm on a roll!
2002-07-01 11:08:04 AM  
Diogenes: AMEN!
2002-07-01 11:08:20 AM  
DukeOfChutney, just get any government job. It'll require about the same amount of work, possibly less.
2002-07-01 11:09:00 AM  
Sweet ass sweet.
2002-07-01 11:09:16 AM  
I wouldn't be a jerk to everyone at work if they weren't SUCH FARKING IDIOTS!
2002-07-01 11:12:40 AM  
Around here that's the kind that get promoted.
2002-07-01 11:13:59 AM  
Sounds like most of our sales staff. I think they should probably be HURT and certainly sould be kept away from me, but firing all of the bastards is a bit extreme. They do serve a purpose.
2002-07-01 11:15:07 AM  
God, at my last job--those freaks were rewarded and promoted and given keys to the supply closet. They never did ANYTHING close to real work but pranced around the office with a big stack of paper (which I'm convinced was just fished out of the recycle bin and served no real work purpose) and complained about how busy they were.

I got in trouble for playing games on my computer, talking on the phone, taking too many smoke breaks and "not being a team player". This could be because I hated all of those bastards I worked with and once wrote during my employee review that my one year goal was to "get a new job in a better company".
2002-07-01 11:15:15 AM  
Work faster you cubicle peons!! I bet it was all worth it to be unhappy roughly 40 hours out of your week when you told your liberal arts friend in college that business was the way to go.

::Awaits the predictable retort::
2002-07-01 11:17:36 AM  
How about those cocky IT assbags who walk around acting like rockstars, but can't seem to get your company email fixed, or take a server down without crashing 3/4ths of the network?
2002-07-01 11:20:37 AM  
the loudmouth jerk in my office gets every boobie trap set in his cube that I can think of when I am not Farking, he especially loved the Captain Kangaroo-esque 200 code red bottle tops falling from the tile in his ceiling when he opened his drawer, good times

2002-07-01 11:21:26 AM  
How about those stinky entry level workers? Take a shower for god's sake.
2002-07-01 11:27:30 AM  
Bah...who cares...the loud mouth jerk makes work worth coming to...
2002-07-01 11:29:46 AM  
No Office Space jokes yet?

If you could go ahead and do that for me, that would be great.
2002-07-01 11:33:05 AM  
I left my last job months earlier than planned becasue of one of these loud mouthed jerks. I would have submitted a complaint about his loud, rude and inappropriate behaviour but he was my bosses best friend so I was SOL. More than his ignorance, I go tired of picking up his slack- he was the one of the most wothless human beings I've ever met. Ahh nepotism.
2002-07-01 11:37:13 AM  
Ironbar You nailed those IT guys perfectly... lol! I hated every one of them at my last job... farking pricks.
As for loudmouths in general:
I had to sit next to this row with two particularly obnoxious idiots. One was this woman who apparently just could not keep her mouth shut and blabbered endlessly about about TV shows and stupid shiat like that.
The other guy was more intelligent overall, but a pain because he apparently felt the need to talk about the details of his life, and life history ALL THE FREAKING TIME. Not only that but he had the hots for my girlfriend, who also worked there, and would send her suggestive emails every now and then. The only reason I didn't knock his teeth down his throat was because... well, after hearing all the sorry crap about his life (mostly self-inflicted), I just felt pity for the guy. Well, that and I didn't want to get fired.
2002-07-01 11:39:08 AM  
...unless they are in engineering. In engineering, the bigger the a-hole know-it-all you are the higher you rise.
2002-07-01 11:40:58 AM  
How about those cocky IT assbags who walk around acting like rockstars

We're better than rockstars! Without us, the whole company would come crashing down and you'd be back to using a pencil and paper! Mwahahaha!
2002-07-01 11:47:24 AM  
Most cocky IT assbags wouldn't be cocky or assbags if end users had common sense.

YOU run a stable, efficient and lag-free network and mail server if you think it's so easy.
2002-07-01 11:49:52 AM  
So true TheCentralScrutinizer!
My post above was about my experience with an engineering company. After two years with the company, aside from the fact that the jerk was out mutual supervisors buddy, but from the pattern of promotions, this guy was destined to be a company superstar. So sad.

I have some real obnoxious co-workers now, but most of the time they just talk amongst themselves. So I plug in my headphones so I can do some work (or fark.) But the IT guys here are great. In fact, they usually are very cool if you're not one of the morons calling them about how you can't open your email - and turns out your power is off.
2002-07-01 11:56:54 AM  
Most cocky IT assbags wouldn't be cocky or assbags if end users had common sense.

Too true. Yeah yeah, I know we're here because not everyone know as much about the inner workings of computer related equipment/software, but some of the requests and questions are just over the top.

Some people never learn how to do the simplest of things even after I show them for the 50th time
2002-07-01 12:24:06 PM  
How about all those employees who don't know how to use email or their computers and infect everything with viruses? You know, the average cubedog who refuses to learn their PC or the network, uses company email addresses to subscribe to mailing lists that results in 1000 pieces of porn spam a day, the jackweeds who fark up documents on the server and need it restored from a back up twice a day for weeks on end, the dillholes who can't follow a simple instruction on how to save a file or close an app, the dangerous bungholes who open every attachment and trade elfbowling files all day rather than work.

How about the bungs who bring in their own software and install it, crashing out the network? Those folks that hate IT simply because they know what they are doing and have to clean up after the mess the average joe cubedoggie makes on the network out of self-inflicted ignorance.
2002-07-01 12:30:35 PM  
I work in support at an ISP and one of my cow-orkers called me at home to help her set up AIM. This is also the same person who installed WinPoet on her XP machine at home (bad mojo). She is a walking clusterfark with computers and she does support for them. No wonder everyone else has to take her slack.
2002-07-01 12:32:54 PM  
07-01-02 11:47:24 AM Palexc
Most cocky IT assbags wouldn't be cocky or assbags if end users had common sense.

I know [/sarcasm], God forbid that they should do what they were hired for.
2002-07-01 12:48:21 PM  
IT guys walk around like Rock Stars? Who has time to walk around when there is Fark to read?!?!

Nick Burns, your helpful IT guy
2002-07-01 12:48:29 PM  
I know [/sarcasm], God forbid that they should do what they were hired for.

Oh I'm sorry, I thought we were hired to keep the information infrastructure running smoothly.

I didn't know that we were supposed to be a substitute for user common sense.
2002-07-01 12:52:52 PM  
That's why you have IT, so you don't have to think.
2002-07-01 12:58:21 PM  
I dont ask users to think, that would cause their heads to explode.
2002-07-01 01:07:33 PM  
I could give a rat's ass what goes on in IT or what they think of end users, all I care about is that the system is up and running.

Stop acting like Ancient Keepers of the Computer Secrets. There's thousands of 'em running around after the IT meltdown, easier than replacing watch batteries.
2002-07-01 01:11:51 PM  
British reference: My friend knows Ricky Gervais, off The Office. Apparently he is basically the quintessential office loudmouthed spak himself, ie exactly like the supposedly humorous character he created.

/British reference
2002-07-01 01:12:41 PM  
I dont ask users to think, that would cause their heads to explode.

[image from too old to be available]

Just trying to help out.
2002-07-01 01:15:41 PM  
I am the only IT person for my entire company. If something goes down, I have it up very quickly; although, if you run things right, things don't usually go down unless by an act of god, faulty hardware, or a power problem. The only time I get cocky is if someone approaches me with a confrontational attitude as if it's my fault that they can't figure something out or if they haven't even consulted the basic help for a program if it's something stupid like how to setup spell check in an email. I am not hired to add screen savers and little frills to your programs; I am hired to configure, setup, and maintain the network. That is all.

I worked in accounting and contracts before IT and had to work with one of those annoying loud mouths. She blabbed about all of her personal problems all day and never got her work done. I just didn't back down when she would do that stupid blubbery crying attempt to save herself. I just eventually showed that she couldn't do the work and she left. She was a government worker before coming to my employer's; go figure.
2002-07-01 01:18:40 PM  
Ironbar we're not acting like we hold ancient computer secrets. You and your darwin-defying ilk are just too lazy or stupid to find all the same answers we know by clicking the scary "Help" button.
Now go play minesweeper...
2002-07-01 01:31:03 PM  
Like I said, we pay you guys to handle the network, if you can't do that, companies can and will hire somebody else.

The unemployment lines are full of former network admins. who'll take anything they can get, even at a paycut, that's why I don't know where the attitude comes from, and that's why I don't care.
2002-07-01 01:40:26 PM  
what do we pay you minesweepers to do?
Allston huh? Livin' large there attitude-boy?
2002-07-01 01:40:54 PM  
Knowing a little about computers, I am the IT guy in our small office by default.

I think I can speak for most IT people when I say, that we don't expect everyone to be computer proficient, we don't think someone is dumb asking how to set a default printer for the first time, hell if you don't own a computer at home and hadn't used one much before, how would you know that?

But when I show you for the 100th FARKING TIME how to copy a file to a disk and then you STILL have to ask me again the NEXT time you do it because you can't grasp such a SIMPLE FARKING CONCEPT!!! That's what annoys us :)

I know nothing about cars, they are as foreign a concept to me as computers are for some people. My dad is a mechanic, and when he tries to teach me things, or explain concepts, I make an effort to learn. I can handle changing a tire, or changing my own oil, not very hard, I don't remain gleefully ignorant and say "I don't understand those tricky automobile thingys!"

Computers will crash and do weird things on their own, or as an unseen side effect, that's what IT guys are for. Not, as someone else said, as a substitute for common sense.
2002-07-01 01:45:04 PM  
07-01-02 01:40:26 PM Toonz
what do we pay you minesweepers to do?
Allston huh? Livin' large there attitude-boy?

Wouldn't you like to know.
Displayed 50 of 62 comments

Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.