Do you tell IT insider jokes that users don’t understand? Do you sprinkle technical jargon through discussions with business people? Do you find that you’ve usually got the right answer to any problem and you let everyone know it? If so, you may be something you didn’t think you were: annoying.
I don’t think I am annoying, I mean sure I post long winded articles about gadgets that doen’t exist yet, but no one is forcing you to read this here blog. When I am donning my IT professional cap I try to be as polite and understanding to the user as I can be.
As I was reading this article I came across this paragraph:
And IT folks often require the “right” decision, says Gerry McCartney, CIO at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia. “[They] have difficulty between shades of gray,” he says. “Sometimes there are a lot of ‘rightish’ answers,” and insisting that there’s just one can be annoying.
And I was totally like, ‘Dude, I know him.’ Mostly because I work in IT at Wharton (I have finally given up any sense of anominity I had on this thing. I have realized that I have my full name posted all over this blog, and pictures of myself, so who am I fooling?).
But Gerry is right about ‘rightish’ answers, I often say that there are 3 right answers to most technical questions (sometimes there are far more).
Anyway, do YOU think I am annoying? And if so, why are you still reading this blog?