Service as normal has resumed. I did think they were going a bit easy on him...!
"Simon, Stephen, this is David and uhh... " the Boss says, petering out as his memory fails. "Carl," David says. "Carl. And they'll be running the new Multifunction Printing Device rollout." "I... What multifunction printing device rollout?" the PFY asks. "The Multifunction Printing Device Project? There was a whole …
The fact that the users, when told they are losing their *personal* printers, will riot.
Not a previous BOFH tale as far as I remember, but it's practically what happened at our place when we rolled out MFDs....
"Jenkins from the directorate - I remember him...moaning about not having a printer on his desk any more....
...he deserved to die.
They *all* deserve to die..."
I used to run a printing/copying/graphic processing center for a large, faceless corporation.
Management ordered something like a year and a half of toner for some printers that were due to be replaced (also by their edict) in less than a month.
When I told them about it, they just said "Toss them out"... such a waste of money. After a couple of weeks I onsold them to another company for pennies to the dollar, which actually worked out to a nice bit of unreported income for me.
Pity I couldn't figure out a way to do it that would have also gotten some hack manager fired and arrested at the same time though.
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