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    ALIEN OVERLORD 2,500+ Posts fixthecopier's Avatar
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    You know you are a tech because...

    I started this in the "are you a tech thread" and thought of a few more. Can you think of any?


    I used to be a parts changer, now I am a technician. Another sign you are a tech, you own special tools that make others ask "what's that for?"
    You have bought more than 30 Phillips screwdrivers in your lifetime.
    You carry tools in tour pocket when you are not at work " just in case"
    You have toner fingerprints on your face no one will tell you about.
    Your friends and family want you do do free fixes on your time.
    Your customers try to get you to cheat your company and do side work.
    You try to adjust the grid voltage on your tv when the picture is fuzzy.
    You can advise people on how to copy their ass without breaking the
    copier or leaving marks.
    It really pisses you off to be called the "Xerox Guy", unless you work for
    Xeox.
    You have ever used tools from your box to eat or prepare your lunch with
    You learn the art of bullshit to deal with customers.
    You get excited when you see your brand of copier on a TV show
    You talk about how cool " Office Space " is
    You know you don't know it all and you want to know more.
    You have thought about making glass table tops out of original glass
    For a guy, a room full of women happy to see you , makes your day.
    You make fun of techs who use cheap tools because "they are not really into it"
    You think "Toner" is a cool name for a black cat.
    You describe your wife's tan as "half tones that need more shading"
    You know that "drum bias" does not mean you are prejudiced against drums
    When some one says "corona", you think wire instead of beer
    You can find another tech in a crowd by yelling "Does any one know what a fuser is?"
    When buying pants, you show the salesperson toner under your fingernails and tell them to match it.
    You go online to talk with techs from around the world who "Know what you are going through"
    You consider salespeople "another species", not really human
    You have thought of making a wind chime out of old drums
    You really need that specialty tool, even though you may only use it once every 5 years.
    You like to explain how a color copier works to regular people, just so you can see the "Deer caught in headlights" look on their face.
    You know that two techs debating whose brand is best could put a room full of people to sleep
    You know way too much information about paper.


    Democracy is still the worst form of government, except for all the rest of them.

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    Re: You know you are a tech because...

    "When some one says "corona", you think wire instead of beer"

    happens all the time lol.

    " O.K lady the washing machine is fixed... now stop putting paper in it -_- " - crown

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    Re: You know you are a tech because...

    I had to fill out some paperwork for a business in town. When they handed me the packet, I saw that their slit glass needed to be cleaned.


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    Re: You know you are a tech because...

    You like to explain how a color copier works to regular people, just so you can see the "Deer caught in headlights" look on their face.
    LOL...I've done that. When I first started in this industry, the fact that I am female and answer "Office Machine Technician" when asked what I do for a living, usually causes this look in others as well. Followed by them thinking or saying, "Why would anyone want to do that?" I then went into what is so great about it and follow that up with how the machines work.

    Now, I simply say, "I perform surgical procedures on unsuspecting office machines." They laugh and I change the subject to something else.

    Now I'll add a few:

    You know you're a technician when, everyone in your family thinks you can fix anything from the family car to a toaster and you're the one they call to set up TV's, computers, and DVD players. The scary thing is, you're usually the only one in the family who CAN.

    You know you're a technician when, you know what kind of printers, faxes and copiers your bank, your doctor, your insurance company, and half the retail stores in your hometown have, whether or not you've ever worked on them.


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    Field Supervisor 1,000+ Posts igi's Avatar
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    Red face Re: You know you are a tech because...

    hi all
    you know you are a technician when you dont feel the blues,
    you feel cyan


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    Re: You know you are a tech because...

    because i'm here, whith toner in my hands...


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    You know you are a tech because...

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    Re: You know you are a tech because...

    You are using part of your brain to repair the machine your on, and at the same time your mentally troubleshooting the machine you'll be on 2 calls down the road (logistics)

    NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING

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    You know you are a tech because...

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    Re: You know you are a tech because...

    when you start taking parts from other manufacturers to repair the machine you are working on because you just used the part you need two calls ago and the customer doesn't have time to be down any longer

    when you carry two soldering iron tips (one to repair panels and one to repair boards)

    when your customers ask you to look at the competitors equipment because their technician couldn't get it working correctly

    Accidents don't just happen. They must be carelessly planned.

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    Re: You know you are a tech because...

    LOLs, awesome post.

    "grid voltage" got me going, cant stop now mahahahaha.

    An idling develper is not a healthy developer.

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    You know you are a tech because...

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    Re: You know you are a tech because...

    Quote Originally Posted by fixthecopier View Post
    You get excited when you see your brand of copier on a TV show


    I don't know if excited is the right word but I was watching District 9 a while back and noticed a Toshiba photocopier in the film, I rewound the film and noted the model number.





    Quote Originally Posted by igi View Post
    hi all
    you know you are a technician when you dont feel the blues,
    you feel cyan
    I'm easy going they call me

    Mellow Yellow


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