I am going to get Fired

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  1. LauraLeigh

    LauraLeigh New Member

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    When I smash this very expensive computer and throw it out the window!!!

    I am a government worker and our landfill/transfer stations are open today....

    But we are the only ones working! No bosses, no IT!!!

    And the computer here has had a failure of some kind, it's still working and I need it to weigh and process my customers (the few we have as everyone thinks we are closed!) but it's sounding a very loud warning alarm, with no break in between!!! It's so annoying and so loud, i am building one hell of a headache and getting almost anxiety type (among with cranky type!) symptoms because it's driving me INSANE!!!

    That's All.... LOL
     
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    Well, you're close to where you can dump it at least ;)
     
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    Can you kill the audio at the control panel?
     
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    I tried, it seems to be some kind of built in alarm independent of the main system... Sigh

    And your right! I can see the electronics bin from here!!!!!
     
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    Isn't there someone you can call? That is terrible!
     
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    All I get is answering machines... It's a holiday from everyone in my department it seems but us minions
     
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    Do you have an emergency backup power strip that the computer is connected to? I would get that warning at work when we had a power outtage, power surge or even a flicker of an outtage. There was a button you could press to reset the power strip.
     
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    Or REBOOT/RESTART........that can fix a whole plethora of issues, it's the first thing I try no matter what the issue!

    I can't handle non stop alarming.........I have smashed a smoke detector down from the ceiling over that garbage! LOL I even threatened to throw my son in the river for crying all night as a baby! ROFL, I didn't, but it was looking real good at the time!
     
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    Tried that, no luck....

    Tried that too..... Earned about two minutes of blessed silence then it started blaring again!! Thank god it's quiet I am hiding in my car and watching for customers! I thought about only booting it when a customer showed but unlike a typical home computer this puppy runs through about ten minutes of checks and balances before it boots, then you still have to log in etc.. Would take too long as many customers would be back out before I had it running!
     
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    My next suggestion would be to dial one of the numbers that goes to an answering system and let it record the noise, with a quick message of "ALL. DAY. LONG."
     
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    where are the speakers connected? pull the connection or snip the wire in an easily fixable place.
     
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    I shut it down a while ago, just could not take it...

    Writing everything down (scales still work) and manually doing everything just before we close I will boot up and input it all at once, it's likely against some kind of policy but I was working on a migrane, getting snappy and wanted to growl at customers for no real reason, just cause they were irritating me... Likely because of how irritated I was.. So for the sake of customer service I will hand write everything and do change the old fashioned way, then turn the blasted thing on long enough to input everything at once!

    Thankfully we are quiet and mostly just getting homeowners who pay cash and not a lot of commercial account traffic that would require the computer to get their account info etc...
    I did record the noise as a voice memo.... If anyone says a word I am going to play it and say 6 hours was all I could handle! I'd never have made it my whole 10 hour shift without hurting someone !!!!
     
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    It's not coming through the speaker, some internal part has its own alarm... Our system is big, the tower is the size of three home machines...
     

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