December 28 - 31, 2009

December 31, 2009 - Apparently it's just not in their job description

That darned “Toner Out” light seemed to throw them.
They could change it themselves – I could show them.
“Like an admin assistant?
To that, we’re resistant!”
Such menial tasks were below them.

Then an engineer came on the scene,
Said, “That toner’s mine! Know what I mean?”
Would they notice them more
If the toner was stored
By the company’s coffee machine?

December 30, 2009 - And good luck with that

When the web site came under attack
It took over a week to come back.
The restart was delayed
Since no backups were made.
Now our earnings are out of the black.

My employer sure didn't get rich
With our hosting site's internet glitch.
Would I really go back
After being attacked
By that marketing management bitch?

December 29, 2009 - How to save money in IT

As each upgrading notice would sail out,
That darned skinflint would throw all their mail out.
From his lack of upgrading,
His savings were fading.
Like government programs, I bailed out.

This limerick was included in the Computer World White Paper along with its story in "The Best of Shark Tank - True tales of major-league idiocy

December 28, 2009 - Eye of the beholder

We’ve a scientist who has crusaded
Against Firefox. Man, does he hate it!
Now the browser he hates
Looks like one from Bill Gates
Which will work ‘til Mozilla upgrades it.