Tech blunders, drama, comedy!

IT pros share behind-the-scene stories of the job, from personal bloopers to bureaucratic nonsense

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Get out, get out while you can

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Some workplace situations are simply unbearable, and escape is the only option. In one story, an IT pro is thrilled to land a great job during the recession, but discovers that the boss is ineffective, makes unreasonable demands, and even offers unsolicited parenting advice -- at a company that ignores personnel problems and sees a high turnover rate. Looking back, the techie is proud to have stuck it out for three whole months before leaving.

Well, at least such experiences show how bad things can get.

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