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Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Paladine_PSoT posted:

Crosspost:

It's been a few years, do we want to do another christmas group buy?




Also in for 2-3.

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Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Yes it does in this case when you use Exchange-based forwarding. I use a similar thing to route inbound emails to a Salesforce address - still shows up as coming from the original sender.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Avenging_Mikon posted:

Economy is tough.

It's this. Don't turn away people immediately who look over-experienced for the position, we've all been (or will be) there at some point.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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22 Eargesplitten posted:

Too many hours as in he's gotten written up by the director at least twice for working too much in one week.

This is seriously a thing that happens?! That's incredible.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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BigDave posted:

Just got a new lock screen background.



i feel like that would just make me all sorts of anxious

now setting that as OTHERS' lock background....

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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lomarf


To that end you need to very clearly define what the standard IT deployment is for each user - itemize each piece of hardware/software and what the expense is that IT will assume for it. Anything beyond that list gets billed to the manager's department.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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On my way to the airport for a 2 week overseas totally-unplugged vacation. Itís that lovely time of year when all my coworkers realize just how much I actually do on a day-to-day basis!

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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lomarf


Judge Schnoopy posted:

Don't trust [users] with changing anything.

FTFY

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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lomarf


Sickening posted:

I was tasked with giving everyone a default profile picture in office 365 if theirs was blank. I was given the names of everyone without a profile picture. Is it wrong of me to see this as opportunity to have a little fun? I am feeling like some powershell and nicholas cage memes are in order. At the very least it should be easy to change once I am found out.

Depending on the environment you work in, this could be funny in concept but ultimately really unfunny in execution - and all it takes is one person to complain to HR. That being said, if the intent from your boss is to make it something that encourages the user to change it (and you have their blessing in writing) go for it.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Sickening posted:

I mean the powershell scripting for this is pretty basic. We had a lunch meeting with the CEO today and he actually liked my idea. We are going to deploy them out like SA's version of the stupid newbie avatar. I am trying to decide between nicholas cage faceswaps or futurama. The target is a random combination of about 10 avatars.

Basically you don't get to complain about your silly avatar if you didn't take the time to change it when you were asked. Employees were asked last week to do so.

Oh yeah youíre good then.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Yeah 1/month 1:1 with my boss would seem like way too little. I have "weekly" 1:1 with my boss that in practice ends up being 3 out of every 4 weeks due to availability (which is fine).

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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lomarf


I thought you could do that via /tts if admin enabled?

Edit: still have to type it in a text channel but eh

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Tab8715 posted:

All of those are essentially the same thing just renamed.

they're literally the same thing, SfB is lync.exe if you open Task Manager.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Jesus Christ I didnít make the connection that all of those were a single person.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Schadenboner posted:

Because I am a deeply broken sadbrain I would take this as an obvious indication she was trying to get rid of me.

Just to reiterate for the person you quoted, this is not correct in any way.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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CloFan posted:

I found out none of our three Aruba controllers have paid support since Jan 2014. TAC has helped every time I called, and renewals are another person's job. I only found out when I started researching a firmware update and didn't have access to the downloads page!

Put that on your accomplishments for 2018, "leveraged existing infrastructure for additional value to the company at no additional cost" or even "cut support costs by 100% over the last four years with no impact to uptime or performance" if you're feeling cheeky.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Thanks Ants posted:

I have an Outlook rule that delays everything I send by a couple of minutes so I have the opportunity to hit send on something and then change my mind.

I do this too, it's great and has saved my butt a whole bunch.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Sniep posted:

When I gave my 2 weeks at Level 3 they walked me out that same day regardless, took my badge, killed my email before i could respond to the HR request for a exit interview, AND didn't pay me for the 2 weeks I offered.

This does not surprise me the tiniest bit.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Cirrhosis Johnson posted:

Update: My boss has apparently found out that the Microsoft Store in our city will do the migration of our office onto cloud services for free, taking me off the hook entirely. I guess we'll see how it goes.



Please keep us updated.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Judge Schnoopy posted:

Presumably the infosec team should have been setting and enforcing policy to prevent this behavior. Instead they join in to break information privacy. Clean house on this poo poo, but save the others.

It's hard to not be curious when infosec blesses a method to spy on your peers. If they see infosec (the whole department) walked out the door and access to emails locked down, I think they'll get the message that the party is over and it's time to get serious.

I could see this but also an entire department is a little absurd.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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adorai posted:

If you were gonna dump any one department, information security is probably one that would have very little impact long-term. Given the described behavior, it is hard to believe they are having a positive impact on the organization as is. It would certainly make a statement. My suggestion would be to give every single person who violated the policy (assuming there was one) a final warning, and instruct managers to consider that final warning at review or bonus time.

My poorly phrased intent here was "why would you axe the infosec guys but save the (as described) entire other department that was reading emails"

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Thanks Ants posted:

All services are complete garbage

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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lomarf


Haha day 1 of my vacation and I peeked at my work email - production issue on Christmas Eve. Nice. Good thing it's not my problem!

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Ok this is easily one of the most terrifying things I've read all day.

https://twitter.com/jeffcarlson/sta...950465909870592

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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xsf421 posted:

Ours just implemented 20(!) character passwords for our admin accounts. 20 characters, 2 capitals, 2 numbers, 2 specials, 90 day expiration, and can't use any historical passwords. These accounts already had to two factor into everything with duo, so I'm assuming that there's some audit checklist they're trying to pass.

Hahaha this is so garbage.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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silicone thrills posted:

El oh El my boss was using some O365 licensing tool and was intending to just remove yammer and managed to strip all O365 licensing off all our users.

He fixed it fast but the blip was enough that peoples mailboxes are taking a while to show back up. We carpool so I get to give him endless poo poo about making changes during production hours.

Worth it to remove Yammer though.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Put together a few theoretical scenarios based on estimated loads, maybe? Condolences though, exec speak is a tough once to get down.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Japanese Dating Sim posted:

Yeah, no. They'll poo poo on their IT and blame them for the whole mess and learn nothing.

It's this, yeah

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Ahahaha gently caress me I am so glad I'm not affected by this Salesforce outage.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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gently caress Salesforce deployments where something that worked perfectly fine in QA inexplicably breaks everything in PROD. This weekend is rather suddenly ruined.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Sepist posted:

30% on base alone. Would have been about 10 - 15% if you include bonus.

Edit: sorry just realized you probably meant the updated offer. The revised offer was a 50% base cut

lmao

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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lomarf


Exit Strategy posted:

"HEY EXIT STRATEGY YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING RIGHT SET UP THIS USER'S PC"

Boss man, I'm super crippled. My legs and heart don't function on the same level as, say, a twelve-year-old's.

"NAH IT'S FINE IT'LL BE OKAY JUST DO IT."

So, unbox and set up a shiny new Precision 7820 and three displays. Which doesn't sound like much but no poo poo, I'm actually disabled.

I feel like this is actual grounds for a pretty serious workplace complaint?

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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lomarf


Lmao

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Japan is great, going back for the fifth (!) time in October for 1.5 weeks. Highly recommended!

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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KillHour posted:

That's all you got?



Lmao this is just a Tokyo rail map

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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lomarf


A happy ending to the tale!

Now tell us who scavenged all that after he was escorted out.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Yeah like I'm in the position that I have zero desire to be managing high-level strategic nonsense - I'd rather cap out at technical manager and be a (highly paid) thing-doer.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Agrikk posted:

I donít see it going away, but it certainly is getting centralized.

We have all but done away with drop-in support offices in favor of remote support over shared sessions. Every building used to have an IT office. Then hours were cut back to half days. Then half days alternating days. Itís now one strategically situated building has an IT office and the rest of us have to go there for support if we canít get it done remotely.

Desktop support is one of the most overhead-y of IT overhead and it eternally remains a place cut cut cornerscosts.

I completely agree with this post, and have seen similar trends at my company over the last 5 years alone.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Sickening posted:

One of the things I took on when I started at the new job was that I inherited some managers of questionable quality. The rest of the teams are great so I am grateful for that at least.

One manager came in at 10, left at 2, and generally didn't show any real usefulness. His email activity was fewer than 6 emails on average sent a week.
The person who hired him is long gone and generally has kept his head down for so long that his direct reports do what they need to do without him. We had a come to jesus meeting, he didn't speak much, but I got him to promise to put in more of a work day with some structured projects for him to complete. Nothing really busy or challenging, just something that I could sell as being productive to keep him on board. The next day he left at noon and didn't show up the next day after. I asked him what was going on and he said he had things to do and wouldn't elaborate. Bizarre as gently caress. I now have to start the process with HR and its not what I wanted to do at all in my first month here.

The next manager has a title of "IT manager" and he basically has 2 help desk reports. The manager in question is related to a peer of mine on the AVP level that works in accounting. He is pleasant, he is respectful, and most of all he does the work he is asked to do. Its also his first job and he is all of 25 years old. The issue I have with him is that because of his relative in finance, he is kept more in the loop on the average compensation of new hires we get within our IT division. We brought on some Sr folks (from my old company) that don't report to him, but obviously make much more than he does.

He came to me unhappy that he is a manager and non-manager employees make much more than he does. We talked about why they make what they make. We talked about how managers don't necessarily need to make more than the people they manage especially for high demand, high skill positions. I also told him that no, we take him from 65k to 130k because that wouldn't make sense for what he does for the company. I tried my best to listen, to advise, and most of all be respectful to the fact that he believed in his head a reality in which didn't exist and that this was going to upset him. He has now called in sick the last 3 days.

Having catered lunch 3 days a week rules though.

I appreciate your trash fires and the fact that you're actually doing your best to manage these challenges in a levelheaded way!

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Podima
Nov 4, 2009

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Shut up Meg posted:

So, you asked for more money and their response was to demand that you a) write a job description, such as you would use when recruiting and b) a set of instructions on how to do your job, such as would be used by a new hire?

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