One of the Awful Aspects of IT Work ...

MG_Fit
MG_Fit Posts: 1,143 Member
Working on client computers who have keyboards that look like this:

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Now I must sterilize my hands :grumble:
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  • silvergurl518
    silvergurl518 Posts: 4,123 Member
    that.
    is.
    FOUL.
  • Wh...wha...what the hell is that??
  • FatHuMan1
    FatHuMan1 Posts: 1,028 Member
    Wow. Just wow.
  • tomspearsix
    tomspearsix Posts: 31 Member
    I work IT and I have NEVER seen a keyboard that bad, wth?
  • FerretBuellerr
    FerretBuellerr Posts: 468 Member
    And I thought the fingerprints on my computer at home were bad :sick:
  • wolverine66
    wolverine66 Posts: 3,780 Member
    i used to work with a guy who snacked at his desk to the point that see what fell out just flipping the keyboard over would make you want to vomit
  • Commander_Keen
    Commander_Keen Posts: 1,181 Member
    Well at least you learned a lession.
    #1 - Bring your own KB
    #2 Bring your own gloves.
  • UsedToBeHusky
    UsedToBeHusky Posts: 15,229 Member
    Maybe he's hoping to get a new keyboard. How old is that thing?
  • MassiveDelta
    MassiveDelta Posts: 3,311 Member
    I work IT and I have NEVER seen a keyboard that bad, wth?

    This... Ive seen some bad ones but that is disgusting. You need to talk to their manager about destruction of company assets. Why would you let that thing stay?
  • jmzz1
    jmzz1 Posts: 670 Member
    Ewww.....thas awful... interested in knowing what sort of IT jobs fo u guys do? Hunting for one padt 5 years but alas
  • tomspearsix
    tomspearsix Posts: 31 Member
    I work IT and I have NEVER seen a keyboard that bad, wth?

    This... Ive seen some bad ones but that is disgusting. You need to talk to their manager about destruction of company assets. Why would you let that thing stay?

    Honestly, I keep a hammer in my network install bag in the off chance I need one. But I think I may "accidentally" treat that keyboard like a windows ME machine (Smash it to bits).
  • tomspearsix
    tomspearsix Posts: 31 Member
    Ewww.....thas awful... interested in knowing what sort of IT jobs fo u guys do? Hunting for one padt 5 years but alas

    I do network design and instillations, my advice would be to get certified in whatever field you want to go into. If its networking look into Cisco and microsoft certs, if its general IT look in microsoft and comp tia. Also get any experience that you can, certs used to mean a job but not anymore.
  • lacroyx
    lacroyx Posts: 5,754 Member
    When I worked day shift I'd see that quite often. Not anymore working nights.
  • stetienne
    stetienne Posts: 560 Member
    For some reason, I immediately thought of this guy:
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  • taunto
    taunto Posts: 6,420 Member
    Get better education and skill and get clients who aren't "honey boo boo".

    Good luck on your adventures.
  • rml_16
    rml_16 Posts: 16,414 Member
    *gag*

    Seems like a reason to buy one you can just carry around with you. How does that even happen?
  • BigDaddyRonnie
    BigDaddyRonnie Posts: 506 Member
    I purchase latex/non-latex rubber gloves for my staff to wear. Yes, I have seen this, and I have seen much worse, unfortunately. My heart goes out to you.


    We teach our kids to "cover your mouth when you sneeze." What happens to your hand after you do that? What do you touch? It's becoming flu season again. This is all too real.
  • InForBacon
    InForBacon Posts: 1,508 Member
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  • rml_16
    rml_16 Posts: 16,414 Member
    I purchase latex/non-latex rubber gloves for my staff to wear. Yes, I have seen this, and I have seen much worse, unfortunately. My heart goes out to you.


    We teach our kids to "cover your mouth when you sneeze." What happens to your hand after you do that? What do you touch? It's becoming flu season again. This is all too real.
    We should be teaching them to couch/sneeze into their elbow or shoulders. That's what I do.
  • RunWinterGarden
    RunWinterGarden Posts: 428 Member
    So glad I'm not in support anymore, delivery is so much better!