Why It Sucks Being The IT Guy [INFOGRAPHIC]

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One of my favourite comedy shows has to be, without a doubt, The IT Crowd. Before, the IT department in a company had this image of being the fun killers that stopped you from browsing Facebook on the company computers during your lunch break. Post-IT Crowd, suddenly the IT departments were hip, cool and fun people to be around. What a difference a TV show makes (and it’s set to return next year). And one phrase was permanently burned into popular culture – “have you tried turning it off then back on again?

Despite the influence of the IT Crowd however, there are still drawbacks to being an “IT guy” (apologies to all the IT girls out there – I mean “guy” in its possible broadest sense). The IT guys are expected to do every single related computer job and their complaining colleagues are often the cause of their own misfortune (“I downloaded “hotnakedbodies.exe” from an unwanted email attachment and now my computer is riddled with viruses! This is all your fault!”).

Today’s infographic, shows some of the woes an IT person has to go through, from stereotypes to crazy colleagues. Are you an IT professional who can identify with some or all of these?  If so, tell us your crazy IT guy stories in the comments below.

And as a treat, for those of you who have yet to experience the delight of an IT Crowd episode, here is a clip from YouTube. Enjoy.

Infographic Source: Orsyp.com

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Comments (25)
  • Bojan

    Wow…i know too many of these people. Life is rough in IT.

  • Gerhard Tinned

    Amazing! Found fo much of people i know in it. :-)

  • Patrick Jackson

    :( Same here. True that.

  • Teodoro Villamarzo

    One of the most tiring questions IT guys (and gals) have to ask (at least in our office) is “Have you plugged it in?” after being called up from the executive suite and being berated that the computer was alright yesterday and today it doesn’t work.
    The usual response is ” Oh! It’s alright now!”

  • Aditya

    hilarious being an IT guy! I spent probably half an hour adressing a “cannot login” problem where the user insists that the password has been changed by someone. not to mention that she was looking at me suspiciously during the time I explained to her that an administrator does not know the users password and does not intent or care to do so ever. after half an hour of nearly shouting to each other she suddenly stopped and quietly admit that she did change her password some days ago and forgot about it. no apology though!

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