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My sense of humour would probably get me keel-hauled.MephitMark wrote: While in Naval basic I had the fun of being sent to retrieve fifty feet of gig line, and ten pounds of bulkhead remover. I new that I was being part of a initiation gag and just went along for the fun. The laugh for me, was on my fellow recruits that DIDN'T realize it was a gag.
I've run into that with huge multi-national big-money manufacturing companies. Place I'm at now has fans on the rubber cooling rack, the rubber is supposed to reach a specific temp before they palletize it. 3/4th of the fans are out of service because the relays need to be replace. Relays are $5 each and take an electrical trade a half hour each to replace.neocool00 wrote: Not necesarily a prank, but a funny story none the less. My first IT job in a corporate setting, I was having trouble connecting to one of the development servers. It was located out in California. So I get on the phone with support out there and tell them I can connect. Tech support girl tells me to hold on. Comes back five minutes later and says try it now. I was able to connect. Since I was "green" I was curious what she did to fix the problem as I wanted to learn, so I asked. Her response, "Oh the duct tape holding the nic [network] card in place came loose, so I reattached it." And this was a fortune 500 company...