Too much and not enough at the same time

Pilot fish gets a high-priority message from a department manager about printing from a midrange system:

One of my employees is getting all of another employee's print jobs and we are going through stacks of paper as well as causing her a delay to get her print jobs done. Please help. I attached a picture to show how much paper is being wasted several times a day!

"The attached picture showed a stack of paper approximately an inch high," says fish.

"Needless to say, nowhere was there anything identifying the affected employees or the relevant printers.

"After I sent a reply noting that it was a nice picture but lacking in useful information, things were arranged to her satisfaction."

Sharky never has enough true tales of IT life. Send me yours at sharky@computerworld.com. You'll get a stylish Shark shirt if I use it. Add your comments below, and read some great old tales in the Sharkives.

Get your daily dose of out-takes from the IT Theater of the Absurd delivered directly to your Inbox. Subscribe now to the Daily Shark Newsletter.

Editors' Picks
Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies