If there is one thing that drives me nuts, it is being perceived as the answer guy for all things technology based. Even worse is when others unrelated to the issue at hand insert their own thoughts despite not having the slightest idea what they are talking about.
While I have no problem helping people out to a point, I have recently made it my position that folks can’t come to me as I am not going to waste my time solving issues that can best be solved by paying someone else to deal with them. Yes, this is a rant. But I suspect there are countless of you out there agreeing with me in force. Call it a hunch.
At the end of the day, I retired from the PC repair industry for a reason. It was counter-productive to my state of mind; I hated repairing issues only to have the client redo the same idiot thing over again. While there were some aspects of the work that I still enjoy, it was the expectation that the end user lacked total responsibility that was the last straw for me personally.
What say you? Are you, too, tired of being seen as the all-knowing answer guy for every single tech issue that happens to take place within earshot? Hit the comments; let’s rant about this together.