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The Joys of In-house Tech Support

It's noon and it's Thursday. She'd probably rather be enjoying her lunch right now. Instead, my daughter is helping her father with his computer problems. AGAIN!!

It's funny. My significant other has a “problem” almost every he turns time on the computer. Does he try to figure out the solution? Duh! He has in-house tech support. Our daughter. She works for free!

My daughter has no formal I.T. training, but thought to myself – the amount of time she has had to assist her dad, she must have learned a few things and gained some valuable work experience useful in the outside world, though it sort of wouldn't reflect on her resume.

Can imagine her in a job interview.

  • Interviewer :

  • Was just perusing your employment history and education and was wondering … where did you acquire your skills that equip you to perform computer-related tasks?

  • Daughter's Response :

  • Uuuhh … I attended the “My Dad Thinks His Daughter is His Personal Geek School” . Don't mess with me. I may not be certified but I'm bona fide! emoticon :smile:

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CoralLevang wrote on August 27, 2015, 1:45 PM

This made me laugh. Where do you live? I would hire her as my personal geek. emoticon :winking:

cmoneyspinner wrote on August 27, 2015, 2:13 PM

I tried for years to get my spouse to use the computer. Finally one of my sons stepped up to the plate and told his dad that it was not a request. He was going to learn!! Thankful for take charge kids!

cmoneyspinner wrote on August 27, 2015, 2:14 PM

We live in Austin, Texas, where she could have signed up to attend a great ITT school. But she's taking online classes and aiming for an art degree. I'm very please with her choice.

cmoneyspinner wrote on August 27, 2015, 2:43 PM

My husband is jealous of my use of the computer. He doesn't understand why I'm not filthy rich for the amount of time I spend on it daily and has suggested that my “work” is just a front and that I am very likely looking online for his “replacement”. He's heard about stuff like that! LOL. That man is flippin' hilarious!!

Feisty56 wrote on August 27, 2015, 3:22 PM

Too funny! I can imagine some free-thinking employers may well understand learning in such a manner. It must be quite a bonding experience for father and daughter. : )

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 27, 2015, 3:50 PM

Love that one, I have had to call my nephew for help with my phone before. He too has no training but can figure it out in no time

AliCanary wrote on August 29, 2015, 12:39 PM

Well, this is a good way to turn the tables on kids who believe in the First National Bank of Dad. She's not really working for free, after all!

rescuegal wrote on August 30, 2015, 1:42 PM

I have a friend who barely knows more than how to turn the computer on. She refuses to learn new things. Whenever she has a problem she calls her nephew over to help her.

RonElFran wrote on September 2, 2015, 11:55 PM

Seriously, playing that informal tech support role (which I do in our family) can be a great opportunity to get and hone skills that transfer to the real world.

Saramarie wrote on September 3, 2015, 12:15 AM

lol My niece is the same with me to some extent. I am fairly computer savvy myself but her parents and her have so many tech products sometimes I have to ask her for advice on setting something up. I end up doing most of it on my own but she sometimes walks me through some things similar to your daughter with your husband.