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Funny Help Desk Requests, From Irreverent to Irrelevant

Robert Half Technology asked CIOs “What is the strangest or most unusual request you or a member of your help desk or technical support team has ever received?” From the irreverent to the irrelevant, here is what they shared!

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Funny Help Desk Requests, From Irreverent to Irrelevant

  1. 1. From Irreverent to Irrelevant: CIOs Reveal the Most Unusual Requests They’ve Received
  2. 2. Some Requests Get a Little Cheeky “Why aren’t we allowed to visit blocked sites?” 2 “Can you remove adult sites from my personal laptop?” “Can you recommend a dating site for me?” WARNING: BLOCKED CONTENT !
  3. 3. Everything and the Kitchen Sink “Can you fix the signal on my radio?” 3 “We need you to fix the elevator!” “The microwave in the lunchroom is broken!” “My phone fell in the toilet, can you fix it?”
  4. 4. “We do Windows, but we don’t clean!” “I need assistance getting the cat hair out of the computer fan.” 4 “I’d like to send you my laptop to clean up and send back to me.” “Please send someone to clean my laptop.”
  5. 5. Streaming in HD (High-Demand) “Can we stream the World Cup?” 5 “Can you set up my laptop to watch football?” “How can I watch a movie on my computer?”
  6. 6. Email Fail “I’m writing an email and I have the letter “A” in the address window, but how do I get the circle around it?” 6
  7. 7. Investigative Inquiries “Can you teach me how to hack a computer?” 7 “Help me download the app that will tell me if my husband is cheating.”