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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:17 PM

True story.

An individual just hired in our department had no clue she needed her laptop to be in the docking station for it to display on her monitors. Wondered why her monitors were not on when her laptop was in her car.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:18 PM

1. ?

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:19 PM

2. Need more info. Have no idea what you're talking about or what the job is.

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Response to brush (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:27 PM

4. The job is irrelevant. Do you sit at a desk with you computer in your car and wonder why you can't

See what’s on it?

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:40 PM

5. Still not enough info to get what you're talking about. Employer doesn't supply computer or is the..

worker supposed to supply their own computer? Again, not enough info.

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:26 PM

11. Employer supplies lap top, docking station and dual monitors. She didn't know the laptop had to be

Plugged in to the docking station.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:23 PM

3. What's a laptop?...

Haven’t had a “computer” for years. Pad is all I need, lucky me

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:57 PM

6. I don't think docking stations are used everywhere

I just started running into them 10-15 yrs ago.

If you haven’t seen them, your stick your laptop onto them and it connects to peripheries like monitors, printers. But the dock is just a connection; no computing power of its own.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 06:01 PM

7. Is she actually sailing her laptop?

Why can't she pull it up on the beach?
























































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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 06:01 PM

8. I save everything externally (ie in the cloud)

So I also would have probably done that - assumed I could access all of my work at my desktop computer without needing my laptop

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 06:10 PM

9. There must be better things to do than mock co-workers for not knowing how the computer system

is set up.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:27 PM

12. There is lots to do and don't need to hire people that need that level of hand holding.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:45 PM

14. Well then...

...you've probably spent more time complaining about the problem on these forums than the few seconds it would have taken to simply explain the situation to the new coworker.

Life is hard enough without people giving you shit over something as trivial as this -- just be a compassionate coworker and help the new person out.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:36 PM

10. PLEASE do NOT let her play with subatomic particles.....!

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:33 PM

13. So?

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