True Stories from Tech Support

People seem to misunderstand the fact that performing competent computer services is a skill worth paying for. You pay the plumber. You pay the mechanic. So why should paying for IT support be any different? (Or for that matter, paying artists?)

But I digress…

I am almost hesitant to mention my computer skills in regular company, because almost immediately, I know that someone will try to take advantage of the fact that “I like computers”. Yes, I like computers, but that doesn’t mean I like your computer.

Today’s comic was based on a true story. Not mine, but someone else’s. Maybe it’s you?

-Krishna

P.S. Inks and colors will happen this afternoon. Be patient with me. (In the meantime, why not share the comic with your non-paying clients and acquaintances? Maybe they’ll finally get the message.)

These beautiful and intelligent people wrote

  • MattReply
    July 25, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I don’t see the comic; maybe it’s just me?

  • DanielReply
    July 25, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Me neither. Maybe this is the joke?

  • packeteerReply
    July 25, 2011 at 3:19 am

    nope, i dont see it either

  • KrishnaReply
    July 25, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Oops! It’s up now :)

  • DanoReply
    July 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I agree! when people ask me if i know how to work on computers I ask ” whats a ‘puter?”

  • ComaCReply
    July 25, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I’ve learnt to shut up no matter how terribly wrong the people around me are about some computer related topic. I spent a whole day building a friend’s new computer once. When I finished, my friend told me I deserved to be paid, but his mother instantly shouted “There’s no need! He enjoys doing it!”.

  • Kevin RubinReply
    July 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Oh yeah… And of course, “oh you like computers… So you’ll enjoy typing in my address book for me.”

  • ShonReply
    July 26, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Hi! Sent from Crashplan tweet. All too often backups seem ‘easy’ too! I spent time and money on perfecting backups. When someone does loose a hard drive and gets their computer back with their files intact they don’t even realise the work/money involved!
    -s

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