By Anonymous - 21/08/2017 00:30 - United Kingdom - Cardiff

Today, after weeks of complaints and an engineer call-out for our photocopier, it turns out that all faults are user errors, and it's now my job to 'idiot proof' the printer. The people I work for are all educated on a Master's / PhD level and are responsible for cancer patient treatment at a major hospital. FML
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Intellectual intelligence does not always equate to wisdom.... I work in retail with a few college graduates and their lack of common sense sometimes is staggering!

How much idiot proofing can a photocopier need? Just write out instructions and tape it to the front of the machine. Do I have too much faith in the intelligence of people?

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Well, now you have job security! ;-)

Intellectual intelligence does not always equate to wisdom.... I work in retail with a few college graduates and their lack of common sense sometimes is staggering!

How much idiot proofing can a photocopier need? Just write out instructions and tape it to the front of the machine. Do I have too much faith in the intelligence of people?

probably, but then again, apparently so did i, as that was my first response too.

Press the "any key"? Which button is the "any key"?

Don’t do too good of a job or you’ll be out of work. Let these geniuses continue to fuck up the printer/copier and cheerfully fix it for them. Assuming you want to stay employed.

hey, can't be an expert in everything, gotta have give-and-take somewhere. maybe have instructions laminated above the damn thing.

Consider this OP they are all trained as doctors their job is healthcare not office work. So maybe that gap on their knowledge is because they literally are saving lives instead of making files

I was 6 when I learned how to use a photocopier: you put the original on the top and press "print". There's no room for a "knowledge gap"

Some people or just bad with such things. No matter how many times I help my parents with the pc they simple won't know it anymore the next time they need it

I work in a similar field and, with few exceptions, the more acronyms/initials after their name, the less common sense people seem to have.

Step 1 Place an arrow by "start". Step 2 Repeat if extra copies are needed.

I'm going to an engeneering school atm and printers are humantiys biggest foe

and plotters, which I guess are just big ass printers haha so nevermind