The mission to make sure that every single profession and area of expertise have a customized destination to post horrible/hilarious work stories and share pictures about general office hoopla is progressing smoothly and successfully. The latest addition into this pageant of fun oddities: FailDesk.
FailDesk is the brainchild of two IT guys and the editor of Geeks Are Sexy, who have taken up the cause to comfort and cheer up their IT comrades who "work so tirelessly and diligently to make sure 'the system stays up.'" Launched earlier this month, the site is a one-stop destination for their brethren to commiserate and find "IT-related humor while at the same time giving you a place to submit your own funny stories, pictures or videos." Here's a sample of some of their offerings, which I have to admit are pretty solid knee-slappers:
Beyond the quick-laugh images you'll find there, some war-torn IT soldiers have submitted personal accounts of some of the more vexing and humorous incidents they've encountered in the battlefield. The stories are equal parts likely to make you shake your head in amused disbelief and cause you to lose your faith in humanity's ability to find their way out of a plastic bag. Worthy of note: going from what submissions I've read on FailDesk, printer problems are an epidemic. I wonder how many times some of these IT support guys' eyes have glazed over as they drifted into a grinning fugue while fantasizing about this.
If you plan to submit something, put your best foot forward because you may even be given a prize if your story is good enough. It's also worth mentioning that I will not be held responsible for any loss in productivity due to any IT guys at my office turning their attention to this site instead of working to keep the system up.