By geek - 22/07/2015 03:02 - United States - Lynnwood

Today, I had to explain to my boss that DVI ports are not the same as HDMI ports. When I showed him the HDMI cable, he said, "Oh! You mean USB!" He's an engineering manager. FML
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I'm technologically inept and I still know that an HDMI port is not synonymous with a USB port.

Oh wow. And some good engineers cant find jobs and have to work at walmart for minimum wage.

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I hope he's trolling you.

But he probably isn't.

Could be a troll, but i doubt it. I work IT and get a surprising number of dumb questions from smart people. I've had the HDMI is not USB discussion with people sadly.

Nice level of professionalism in your company.

Oh wow. And some good engineers cant find jobs and have to work at walmart for minimum wage.

What? There are plenty of engineering jobs in nearly all parts of the country.

depends on what type of engineering degree you have. Mechanical, Chemical, electrical, computer, etc. and not all of these will be fully knowledgeable of various computer hardware

Oh that's gotta suck. I've seen plenty of FMLs like this one, and every time I wanna punch the boss.

I'm technologically inept and I still know that an HDMI port is not synonymous with a USB port.

Yeah, even if someone doesn't know what HDMI and USB are, the best way to know they aren't the same is the fact that people go through the effort to name them different things.

And the fact that they're two completely different sizes, and one has metal spiky thingies in it (or going into it).

While it's funny he wouldn't know what it is regardless, I'm an engineering student and so far I haven't had any classes that taught us about different wires.

"Sorry, all this geek stuff really confuses me. I just got into this field to bully nerds since I wasn't qualified to be a gym teacher."

Quite often, the boss ends up being the most idiotic person in the workplace. I know my boss is.

You don't need to know how anything works if you are just going to tell other people to do it. - every lazy boss

Sadly, there are stupid people in every field.

How did he get to be the boss lol. Sounds unfair to the people who are actually qualified but can't find jobs on the field.

this happens all the time. my wife's boss manages about 20 engineers and only have a high school diploma. when they go on sight visits to Korea, they ask the boss questions and he has to turn around and ask her. dispite this, they never address the question directly to her