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Doing unrelated IT things in office.

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by aushus, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. aushus

    aushus Byte Poster

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    Hello Guys,

    Sometimes in my role I do unrelated things in my office

    I am a jack of all trades person supporting our company and I am a technical person and I am happy to troubleshoot I.T issues for people but when I receive non IT queries do you guys like it?

    Like sometimes the office administrator wants me to do shipping etc

    or unscrew stuff or even install light bulbs.
     
  2. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Same here.

    I get called upon to help move furniture around, changing light bulbs, fixing the franking machine etc. etc.

    It's all part of the job, I suppose :D

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  3. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Yup same here. Most recently we have been selling stuff through eBay (like 20 items a week), so I end up doing the customer service on that and dealing with the crap that comes from that.

    Broke the laminator laminating my gym card last week - managed to fix that, and scrape the hot mess of glue, burnt plastic and burnt card out.
     
  4. Boycie
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    Not in my current role, although have done in the past. It can be quite annoying at times!
     
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  5. reverb

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    Yep same here and nope I don't like it. It sometimes p's me off, like I don't have my hands full already:rolleyes: When I first started, I did do most things and offered to help (then again, I had less responsibilities) but I'm now more careful. At times I have told people to stuff it and point out that they can do it themselves. Especially if it's something ridiculously easy, like turning something on and off. :D

    I'd like to think I'm a helpful person but I'm paid to support staff and maintain the IT infrastructure not unblock the sink and change light bulbs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012
  6. Sparky
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    Chill - I had to wash the van the other day! :)
     
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  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Am I glad I don't have to do that stuff any more... although I used to do it at my first job! I guess it comes with the territories when working for some companies.
     
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  8. UncleBeard

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    We used to have a saying "If it has a wire on it, they will ask us." :D

    We have been asked about kettles, fridges, a toaster, even a big old electric typewriter. :ohmy

    Our answer? Does it have an IT Asset tag? If not, we are not responsible :lol:

    Never had to clean a van yet!
     
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  9. Beerbaron

    Beerbaron Megabyte Poster

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    There is a limit to what non IT related things I do. If its interesting and I have time then I don't mind doing it.
     
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  10. jm1

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    I generally chip in when need be working for a small company, although when I feel people are taking the P I politely advise them in the direction of someone else who may be able to assist :)
     

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