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    And now something to smile about (it's rare for techs)

    Today I was working in the copy room of a larger high school. The teachers were throwing the usual snipes about how bad the copiers are, blah, blah, blah. You know talking about you and the machines like you aren’t there listening. Right about the time I was ready to pull my machete out of my tool kit and begin the slaughter, a teacher (or aide) brought two mainstream, developmentally disabled young men in. The one was curious came over to ask what I was fixing on the copier. The aide came and pulled him back telling him I was working and not to bother me. The young man said to the aide “Isn’t it amazing how you can take a drawing, put it on a copier and make as many copies as you want of it” “I wonder how it does that?” “It must take a really smart person to fix these” “Do you think I would ever get smart enough to fix them?” At that point I think the aide was getting a little embarrassed. So she told him to quiet down. I was thinking to myself, young man, you might not be as smart as anyone in this room, but you have more intelligence than most of them.

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    Re: And now something to smile about (it's rare for techs)

    Nice story, thanks.

    But I have to say that not all teachers are evil speaking, only about 99.99 % I guess the have to blame any tech for their poor life...

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    Re: And now something to smile about (it's rare for techs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaxxon View Post
    Nice story, thanks.

    But I have to say that not all teachers are evil speaking, only about 99.99 % I guess the have to blame any tech for their poor life...
    I've learnt that one a couple of times as a junior tech. When it comes to explaining photocopier operations to a teacher the law is --
    "DO NOT teach the teacher, they don't like it, especially the headmaster/principle in front of his staff."
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    Re: And now something to smile about (it's rare for techs)

    I have this theory about advanced education. When you pack your brain with advanced education it has a way of driving out the common sense that you were born with. The more education, the least common sense. =^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.
    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Re: And now something to smile about (it's rare for techs)

    Worst customers...teachers, doctors, lawyers and engineers.
    The greatest enemy of knowledge isn't ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. Stephen Hawking

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    Re: And now something to smile about (it's rare for techs)

    Quote Originally Posted by fixthecopier View Post
    Worst customers...teachers, doctors, lawyers and engineers.
    and ex copier techs

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    Re: And now something to smile about (it's rare for techs)

    I was working on the copier in a teacher workroom awhile back when one of them said, " We've decided that this copier is male because it's always broke and won't work". I told her " We tried to get you female copiers but the maintenance was way too high"

    They thought it was hilarious.

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    Re: And now something to smile about (it's rare for techs)

    A wile ago I was working on a copier on a school, a teacher came up to me and asked how to make those booklets. No problem, I've created a program for her to get her booklet running easy peasy. She was so thrilled she said "I am so happey that I could kiss you"... "Bring it on" I replied, and she did

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    Re: And now something to smile about (it's rare for techs)

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    I have this theory about advanced education. When you pack your brain with advanced education it has a way of driving out the common sense that you were born with. The more education, the least common sense. =^..^=
    We used to call them Trade-ins. They traded-in their common sense for a degree.
    Why do they call it common sense?

    If it were common, wouldn't everyone have it?

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