I don’t like to complain and I very rarely do on the blog but this has been one hell of a work week!!!
Let’s start with Monday morning. For whatever reason my computer didn’t receive the Windows 10 updates that it was supposed to over the weekend. I had no access to any of my drives or the internet, so I try to call tech support and my call will not go through. I can’t put in a ticket as I normally would for IT issues, because in order to put in a ticket I need access to the internet.
I make my way downstairs to our IT tech’s office, he, of course isn’t there, probably working on someone else’s computer….
I head down yet another set of stairs to the Director of IT’s office, and let me just tell you, this guy is a friggin’ moron!! I can’t stand having to deal with him. He doesn’t think women should have any kind of power, he’s intimidated by strong and smart women, and he especially doesn’t like me. We are in a few of the same group meeting’s and when I offer suggestions or have good ideas on how something could be ran more smoothly he tries to take credit for it. Fortunately, it almost always backfires because the VP of Public Relations absolutely adores me and also sits in on those meetings, and he will go straight to the CEO and tell him my recommendations before the Director of IT gets the chance! Bahaha!!
Anyway…I head down to his office and ask what’s up with the phones that I can’t get a hold of IT and he looks at me and says…. “You know you shouldn’t be calling our IT department, that’s not how this works, you need to put in a ticket.”
I start to explain that I don’t have internet access but he holds his hand up to stop me, of course, all this does is piss me off, and he already doesn’t like me for the simple fact that I am a woman in management. He actually had the nerve to tell me, I shouldn’t be in management for the simple fact that I am a woman, to which I replied, “Oh, I didn’t realize in order to write grants and create spreadsheets effectively I needed a penis!”
He tried to get me in trouble for using a part of the male anatomy in a sentence, but I had an entire team of female management behind me, including the Vice President of the entire organization!!!
So, as I was saying all he managed to do was piss me off, dismissing me before I could even really get out what my issue was. So I released me inner She-Hulk! I slammed my hands on his desk, looked him in the eye, called him by name and asked him how to put in a ticket.
“Shouldn’t you know how to do that?” He asked.
“Yeah, of course I do, ding bat, but I want you to walk through it so you can understand.”
He sighs. “You put a ticket in through IDMS.” * Internal Data Management System*
“Right, and how do I access IDMS?”
“Through the internet.”
“How am I supposed to put in a ticket if I DON”T HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET?!?!?!?!” (I may or may not have actually cursed when I asked him this.)
He sits back in his chair and puts his hands together like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons, and says “Well, I suppose that does pose a problem, however; we still shouldn’t be calling our IT department.”
I stared at him blankly. So that’s it, we didn’t resolve the issue, we didn’t even bother to have an intelligent conversation to try and come to a happy medium. Although, I’m not sure it’s possible to have an intelligent conversation with this particular individual!
* Takes a deep breath* I really do enjoy my job. There’s only a few people here that really push my buttons, and fortunately, I don’t have to deal with them on a regular basis, but when I do…..it’s so frustrating!!!!!
I don’t understand men like him. Is he really that insecure in his manhood that he can’t bare the thought of a woman having intelligence or holding a place of power?
Fellas, what am I missing?
The rest of my week has just been an annoyance because I’ve been dealing with the state and they make retracting data that I need to report way more complicated than it needs to be, nothing is ever easy when dealing with the state, and Maryland requires us to jump through so many hoops just to answer a simple question.
There has to be an easier way, there just has to be….
Oh, and by the way….. my computer still hasn’t received the updates it needs.
Anyway, it’s the middle of the week and I hope all of you have been having a better week than mine!
Love & life lessons,