From The Desk Of The Office Manager: IT Question

by Sam Kemmis

People:
There is something you should all know about the IT department. My sister lost a toe this weekend and I am very busy, so instead of paraphrasing the issue succinctly myself, I ask that you WADE THROUGH THE EMAIL CHAIN BELOW AND GLEAN FOR YOURSELVES. 

I'm your office manager, not your personal logic assistant, folks. Figure it out.

-bye-

Katherine Tull-Potts, BA
Office Manager

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politeness is never superfluous

Katherine Tull-Potts, BA
Office Manager

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Hi Katherine,

I'm sorry I forgot a salutation in my last email but I thought we were far enough into the conversation that it was superfluous.

My network problems seem to have resolved themselves, so I don't need anything else. But it seems like the rest of the office should know the situation with the IT Department. Can you please let them know which IT guy to trust, so they can avoid contacting the other one altogether? Thanks!

- Sean McAdams, HR

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some manners. no salutation? 

Katherine Tull-Potts, BA
Office Manager

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All right, so I emailed both IT guys and asked them if they always lie. They both said "No". Are you sure one of them lies?

- Sean McAdams, HR

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in a mtg plz figure it out for yrself

-sent from my flip phone

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Thanks a lot, Katherine.

I contacted Michael Broy, and he told me to reinstall my network adapter drivers. That sounds kind of risky, and before I do it I just want to make sure that he is not the IT guy who always lies. Can you just really quickly let me know which one is which and then I'll stay out of your hair? thanks!

- Sean McAdams, HR

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sean - i'm very very busy and i really don't need this. there are two IT professionals that you can contact. Michael Bay is: mbayman@. Andrew Fleary is: afleary@

be aware that one of the IT professionals ONLY TELLS THE TRUTH, whereas the other ALWAYS LIES. i would provide more information but i am very very busy and i just can't.

Katherine Tull-Potts, BA
Office Manager

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Hi Katherine,

I'm so sorry about whatever happened this weekend. I hope everything is OK. And I'm sorry to bug you about this IT problem - I'm afraid I don't know whom to contact instead. Can you shoot me the appropriate email address? Thank you so so much in advance.

- Sean McAdams, HR


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sean - experienced a lot of trauma this wknd actually thanks for reminding me. your problem is an IT issue and definitely not mine, ok?

Katherine Tull-Potts, BA
Office Manager

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Hi Katherine,

I hope you had a great weekend. So I'm having some internet problems - can't seem to connect to the network with my work laptop. Do you know if other people are having problems and whether there is a fix? Thanks a lot.

- Sean McAdams, HR

 

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