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So I just got reprimanded at my job...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Relic, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    for a typo.
    Background - I had been dealing via email with a large client company's network admins, who had been experiencing a multitude of technical issues with one of our products. I had been explaining to them for a week and a half that it's actually a misconfiguration on their side and was not something I/we could fix. I was 100% right. In fact, I went out on a limb and pointed out exactly where the problem was and how to fix it...still they blamed me, blamed the product...when suddenly, I guess in an act of pure desperation, they did what I had suggested and -voila- The issue is fixed.
    I was asked to email a "post-mortem" of what transpired to their supervisor.
    My last sentence of that email:

    "In the end, your technical team had followed an earlier suggestion from us which resolved the issue. Had they attempted the suggested fix earlier within the time frame of our troubleshooting, the content would not have been lost.


    Yes, "retards" and not "regards"..
    I inadvertantly called a pair of network admins "retards" to their supervisor causing him to write my supervisor...

    I should be mad but I'm laughing too hard.
  2. That is pretty funny but it's an easy typo to miss (or misinterpret).
  3. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    :D Freud would love that one. I'm laughin' too.
  4. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    OMG. That's hilarious. :D
  5. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    That is simply AWESOME!
  6. thats turrible...

    but really, really funny.

    I don't know how your boss kept a straight face while he reprimanded you.
  7. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    I just spit Diet Pepsi on my keyboard! :D
  8. That's. Funny.
  9. Herrlster


    Oct 27, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    Haha, that is great.
  10. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Man thats crazy!
  11. That made me lol !
  12. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    That too funny.
  14. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Man, that is a great story. Awesome! I hope it doesn't interfere with the job at all.
  15. I lol'ed :D
  16. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    So instead of thanking you for solving the problem, the retards forward your email and make a big deal about it to take the focus off of their incompetence.

    I don't think they'll last long.

    Great story, though.
  17. playinpearls


    Apr 1, 2008
    i wil make sure i dont make that mistake! lol!!
  18. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao EspaƱa
    Ive read it 4 times already cant stop laughing
  19. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Simply amazing. Greatest Typo ever?
  20. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    The funny part is how it's written in the smug tone of the nerdy comic book guy from the Simpson's, but it was still acceptable until you put the typo in the end, which just accentuated the smug tone even more, even though you didn't mean too. Beautiful. :D

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