It used to be that if you were a car mechanic that had friends with problems with their cars asking you to “take a quick look” at their problems. It would only take a minute… but in the end you ended up spending more and more time on this “only take a minute” problem. In todays world however, it’s the IT Geek that gets this now. All too often I’ll be at a BBQ or similar gathering when people ask what I do, I tend to avoid telling them that I fix computer problems for a living. I do that because I don’t want the “can you take a quick look” scenario happening.
Long story short, people do not value the work that we do enough. They do not realise that it’s not a quick job and that our time has value.
What do you do in these situations? How do you handle them?
Check out this video below – it explains it a little more humorously than I can