The Seventh McNugget

We all can't be one of the Six.

06 October 2005

Be More Freakin Careful!

Shared printers are annoying.

My particular task right now on my project involves generating and printing a bunch of forms that get faxed out to sites all over the place. Since there are about 50 people sharing 3 printers, there is a coversheet that starts every single print batch so you know who it belongs to. We also have a large mail bin with everyone's name next to the printers where you can put someone's printouts.

Well, some cornballs that I work with aren't careful and will assume a whole stack of printouts belong to them without checking them. Then, someone else (aka ME) doesn't get their stuff... and when I'm making and printing 100+ of these things in a day, I can't keep track of them all.

Case in point... today, after all my forms were faxed from yesterday, I find (at 10:30 AM) a pile of printouts that I printed at 12:50 PM yesterday... and they JUST got put in my bin... which means some goofball had them for 22 hours at his/her desk. Now, not only are the dates screwed up (and everything here is run on tight metrics), but I don't remember if I re-printed them or not... so now I might be sending out duplicates...

I know, I know... long post about a topic none of you care about... but it's freakin annoying to me... especially after a short night of sleep and my freakin neck is KILLING me from the concert last night....


At 11:51 AM, Blogger Stan said...

What I hate is when people print out huge documents and then I have to wait at the printer for my one page prinout. They shoudl know not to do that because I'm about to use the printer. :/

At 12:04 PM, Blogger The K Man said...

Right. You should just unplug the printer or rearrange all their pages.

Or make a "deposit" betwixt their pages... ;)

At 12:20 PM, Blogger Stan said...

HA! I'd like to make a deposit, alright.


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