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Old 09-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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How stupid can people get.

Ok, so I work in central london on a maintenance contract. I look after building ventilation, BMS (building managment system) on a pc, plumbing and part of the electrics as well. If anything goes wrong or needs fixing I get called.

Just had this come through.

"Hi Tom, just had a call that the tap in the kitchen on the 5th floor wont turn off"

So i go up, take a look, and they simply didnt turn the tap off. Seriously? lol


People here must be earning high 5 figure salerys, yet they are unable to turn a tap off. Makes me laugh lol


Other silly stuff like the lights won't work.

Me - "Did you try pressing the light switch?"

Staff - "Hmm......"

Take that as a no then. lol
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LMFAO, mate i design some of the buildings and the BMS that goes into them, you must have such a quality job if thats what u get, do u record the calls, please do
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we use BMS at out place, got a big ass chiller plant
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LMFAO, mate i design some of the buildings and the BMS that goes into them, you must have such a quality job if thats what u get, do u record the calls, please do
It's not a bad job. I spend most of my day sitting down waiting for stuff to go wrong. Still got checks that need to be done but other than that, it's sitting down keeping busy online. lol

Not able to record calls, think I would loose my job if I did lol

If you design building and BMS stuff, expect a pm soon. Got a question for you so I can BMS my house ;)

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we use BMS at out place, got a big ass chiller plant
We are having a major refurb atm, so will have 3 massive chillers (building only really needs 1 but we got a standby and then a spare i guess), 2x 350kva UPSs, must have around 200 fan coil units over all 7 floors, 1 meg back up genny incase of power outage, list goes on.
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Lol I get things like this all day long as I work in property maintenance for letting companies and they have loads of students.

1. A women said she can't open the window as it's stuck.

So I go there the girl is like 4ft tall and I'm nearly 6' so as soon as I walk in the lounge I see the window catch is on as its a sash and case, so I take catch off and open the window.....lol.

2. My shower doesn't turn on.

Q. Have you actually turned it on at the main switch?
A. We don't have a main switch we have never turned if off before.

So I go round walk into the hall, see the big red switch on the skirting, switch it on and then the shower amazingly worked.....lol. The tenant then says oh is that what that's for....pffft.

Best one was a Electrical Engineer student in his last year at Edinburgh Uni, I can't get a picture on my tv I have plugged it into the aerial socket but can't get any channels.

So I go round and go into his room, can't see an aerial socket so ask him "which aerial socket did you plug it into?" He then showed me the socket.......lol it turned out he was plugging his aerial into a dead cord outlet on the wall so basically a hole.

I said that's just a hole not an aerial socket to which he replied I'm an engineering student not an electrician?.....to which I replied its common sense mate but I suppose you don't have that either.....lol

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Brill reading these. I'm a heavy plant fitter at a steelworks in Sheffield. I've been called out in night more than once saying lights aren't working on machine so get myself dressed travel 30mins in middle of night to fine they have not turned them on in the cab. Hey ho though that's 4 hours at double time to press a switch lol.
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You get them what ever business you are in.

Few gems I had recently..

me " so what kind of car do you have "
Lady " a red one " ...

me " so what caused the damage to your vehicle sir "
client " i hit a giant fox "
me in my own head " do foxes have giants???? "

and one you will love..
client " hello dan the man, need to cover my liner mate "
me " im sorry we dont insure large boats "
client ........... long pause.......... " oh i get it.. Its a skyline mate"

God help me ;)
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You get them what ever business you are in.

Few gems I had recently..

me " so what kind of car do you have "
Lady " a red one " ...

me " so what caused the damage to your vehicle sir "
client " i hit a giant fox "
me in my own head " do foxes have giants???? "

and one you will love..
client " hello dan the man, need to cover my liner mate "
me " im sorry we dont insure large boats "
client ........... long pause.......... " oh i get it.. Its a skyline mate"

God help me ;)
I've once asked the engine size of a vehicle when at a show and had someone show me roughly using their hands.
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Back in my IT Support days I had a few gems.

One woman repeatedly moaning about her broken monitor so eventually I chuck a new on in the back of the car and trek up to the Newcastle office to replace it. When I get there her monitor is not broken as described, but filthy. A quick wipe with a damp cloth and magically the display is crystal clear again.
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My mates wife, a lady in her 40's while talking about the stars, something along the lines of:

Mate: its a shame we won't see them tonight
Wife: why not?
Mate: because its too cloudy
Wife but it'll be nighttime.
Mate: meaning...
Wife: well the clouds go in at night don't they
Mate: errrrrrr......
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My mates wife, a lady in her 40's while talking about the stars, something along the lines of:

Mate: its a shame we won't see them tonight
Wife: why not?
Mate: because its too cloudy
Wife but it'll be nighttime.
Mate: meaning...
Wife: well the clouds go in at night don't they
Mate: errrrrrr......
Pahahahahaha that's class


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Lol he could write a book on some of the conversations they've had, she's absolutely brilliant!
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"Hi Tom, just had a call that the tap in the kitchen on the 5th floor wont turn off"

So i go up, take a look, and they simply didnt turn the tap off. Seriously? lol
This has to be a joke ? They were surely taking the piss lol?
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Just a question....


How do you guys get these damn cool jobs with big machinery????

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this just made my week!!!
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