Love the idea of a "Star rating" for kit sent into space.... "Oh my God it's full of stars"
141 posts • joined 28 May 2015
Working in the era of DecMates word-processing system used by our typing pool (That description is akin to carbon-dating). Yes, they smoked and drank at the keyboard and yes, their keyboards would stop working.
Would swap them for working keyboard and work on duff one. Shake it upside down to remove paper-clips, biscuit crumbs and staples (and once tinsel fragments!).
Most major mistake was to do a thorough job by infusing keyboard with Isoprop alcohol and watching in horror at the disgusting resultant yellow/orange nicotine solution draining out of the accursed device
Of course, it could result in people not buying HP at all
Used to be expensive well-built printers with expensive consumables but cheap 3rd party ink/toner available & usable with ignorable nag-ware about
Move to cheap nasty inexpensive hardware with expensive consumables with 'chips' to stop 3rd-party (until subverted by 3rd parties)
Now move to pricier cheap-to-make hardware with expensive consumables with another lock-out
Do they really believe that we just exist to transfer money from our wallets to theirs regardless?
Additionally, if they dismiss an employee then they (AWS) ought to pay gardening leave for the period of the cause in addition to any redundancy package.
Also, an employment contract can be terminated by either party. Once the contract is terminated, surely any clause is null and void?
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