Hello there friends,
I made a surprise visit to my Mission location yesterday..unannounced…and found my guys watching cartoons! Yeah, you may know it. It was “He-Man” from the 1980’s!
Just as I was getting close to letting my team hear an earful, I calmly asked “why is He-Man running on this customer’s MacBook?” I’m a fair guy. I don’t mind the employees listening to music while they work, or even tune the radio to AM to listen to a Royals games now and again. But watching cartoons while you’re on the clock? It ain’t happening. I was looking for the ring leader.
Carl stepped up and said “It’s me.” Mmmm boy, here we go!
“Ryan, this customer was having issues with Youtube shutting down randomly, and I’ve pinpointed it to the RAM in this unit. I diagnosed it, tried it myself after I was able to duplicate the issue, and now it appears to be solved. I’m now running the first long video that I could find, and He-Man was it.” He goes on to say “It’s been running for a long time, but this is a 10-hour marathon and I wanted to make sure that our customer didn’t have the same issue after I repaired the computer.”
Well then. I grabbed a large piece of humble pie and took a bite. Those guys weren’t messing around. They were testing a repair. GREAT!
That means apparently I do condone cartoons while we’re on the clock. As long as you tell me it’s for “testing” purposes, that’s all I need to hear!
Bonus points…what was He-Man’s tag line? “I HAVE THE POWER!” I can personally remember that opening sequence of the cartoon, apparently it’s a keeper in my mental files.
So rest knowing that if you bring your MacBook Pro in for repair: we may watch some cartoons on it. But it’s for a good cause, and this customer was thrilled that we did. It’s a highly technical operation, but someone has to do it 😉
Take care, Ryan