....The more job security I have:
+ I support 4 people who collectively hold 2 MDs, 2 PhDs, an MHP, published hundreds of papers, and are leading experts in the fields. However, volume control during a conference call appears to be the stumper of their careers. It’s why they keep me around.
+ On a regular basis I “wow” my boss with my computer “expertise”. I think he likes to find ways to stump me. Recently he had a burn on the screen that can usually be remedied with a screen refresh or just restarting the computer. The screen refresh wasn’t working so I told him to restart before he goes home. The next day he calls me into his office and excitedly gestures to the screen. “Look! It’s still there!” he exclaims so triumphantly satisfied with himself. I ask, “Did you restart your computer?” With a sheepish guilty look as if being scolded by his mother, “Well, no.” When I asked him why not, equally as guilty, he responds, “I do not know how to turn it back on.”
I'm not the one with a PhD/MD but I can turn a computer on. That's why they keep me around.
+ Our new Windows 7 phone have a new fancy voice recognition program so that you can voice activate dial, search, etc. However when English isn’t your first language the search function gets confused. For example, when you say Jose, its hears, “Hot Sex.” No joke.