We asked for your worst encounters with difficult IT workers. From actual spying to crumbling infrastructure to people who had HR on speed-dial, you’ve endured a lot. These are your stories.
By popular demand, our topic is your most terrible colleagues, and we’re also opening this one up for anyone to tell us about their encounters with the IT department.
We asked Gizmodo readers about exiting an awful IT job. Whether you quit in a blaze of glory or were laid off in ridiculous circumstances, these are your getting-the-hell-out stories.
I’m getting tired of computer systems that are hacked in seconds, cars hotwired like it’s no big deal, databases that instantly find criminals, and other crimes against tech. What is there to watch for some realism?
Or maybe you got fired from an evil place and lived to tell the tale. Either way, we want to hear about IT transitions away from awfulness.
After we published reader IT job horror stories, we received more than a 1000 comments, and you kicked it up to a whole other level. From finding porn on church systems to working IT in actual warzones, you’ve been to computerized hell and back.
We asked the heroic IT workers of Gizmodo to tell us about their worst jobs. You came back with tales of overbearing bosses, unbelievable customers, and spoiled coworkers. And did you hear about the one with the preserved tumor?
SunTrust Banks recently laid off 100 IT workers, yet required them to “provide help if needed” for two years as part of their severance agreement. Does this not even surprise you?
We asked for your worst stories about working in a massive tech bureaucracy. From inept management to insane rules to meetings that lead to more meetings, you’ve been through a lot. Let’s clock in.
We loved your chilling startup stories—but if there’s anything worse than startup culture, it’s a big, lumbering corporation. Come, lay down your burdens.
Following a damning report on Amazon’s workplace culture, many people are questioning whether it’s ethical to keep buying from the mega-retailer. But in comments on our article about Amazon, some Gizmodians don’t sound surprised about the conditions — they’d experienced the same. Tell us about your workplace horrors.
We asked for nightmare tales of the Apple Genius Bar—from both sides of the bar. One Apple Store employee submitted a customer encounter that makes us despair about mankind.
We want to hear from both sides of the bar.
We asked for your nightmare tales of startup employment. Did you ever deliver—sending narratives of woe, scams, drugs, psychotic managers, drinking at your desk and more hookers than a venture capitalist could handle.
For today’s Open Thread, we thought we’d mix it up and get Gizmodo’s staffers in to answer your questions and rejoice in the impending weekend together. What’s going on, Gizmodo?
We asked Gizmodo’s readers about their biggest frustrations with technology today. Your answers were smart, poignant, sad, funny, and so compelling that we had to compile them.
We asked for your best IT and computer-based revenge pranks — you answered. You are all a bunch of brilliant bastards.
We asked for the worst stories you had about working in IT. You rose to the challenge and then some. We may need to wipe and reboot our brains to recover from these.