If you think dealing with tech support is a challenge, imagine what it’s like for the help desk dealing with callers.
A survey of information technology bosses found some goofy requests. The survey of more than 1,400 chief information officers was done by hiring firm Robert Half Technology.
A sample of the “strangest or most unusual” requests the CIOs or their tech support teams had received:
How do I clean cat hair out of my computer fan?
How do I remove a sesame seed from the keyboard?
I need help drilling holes in the wall.
Can you come over and plug in this cord for me?
I need you to install a video monitoring system.
Can I turn on the coffee pot with my computer?
I dropped my phone in the toilet. What should I do?
I want to download software to change an audio file to video.
How do I pirate software?
Some special requests for the help desk:
We need you to fix the microwave in the lunchroom.
Can you recommend a good dry cleaner?
Can you help me fix my chair?
Can you help us get money out of the vending machine?
I can’t find my packages online! Can you help me?
Can you help me fix my toilet?
My car’s cup holder is broken. Can you fix it?
Can you help me repair a washing machine?
Where can I find a video of Elvis Presley online?