HEY IT PEOPLE: Send In Your IT Horror Stories + Big Giveaway! #getthroughit [Sponsored by Canon] (Updated)


Edit: You still have about 24 hours left to send in your stories and get a chance to win a Canon ImageCLASS color laser printer! (a value of $1299!)

IT horror stories: we’ve all heard about (or experienced firsthand) helpdesk tickets that provide absolutely no logical explanation to system admins. They provide fodder for stories that get retold again and again and make the whole IT community laugh and learn. They help us become better at what we do by teaching us valuable lessons about what and what NOT to do when it comes to supporting users or working on valuable equipment.

Since everyone love these stories, we’re asking you, IT people and sysadmins of this world, to send us YOUR favorite original IT horror stories. Naturally, real names (companies or people) should not be disclosed. And thanks to Canon, who is partnering with us for this project, we’ll be giving away one Canon Color ImageCLASS MF820Cdn multifunction laser printer (A value of $1299.00) to a random participant.

The MF820Cdn is a new model to the imageCLASS line up. It adds a 3.5″ Color touch panel with adjustable angles. The MF820Cdn combines all print, copy, scan and fax needs for small and medium business users. This machine has several different hardware and software configurations to fit the specific needs of its users.

You’ll also have the opportunity to have your IT horror story featured alongside others on Canon’s website (coming soon!)

All you need to do for a chance to win is send your stories over to [email protected]. You can also share your help desk ticket on social media (tag @geeksaresexy on Twitter or Geeks Are Sexy on Facebook) using the hashtag #getthroughit. Brownie points to those who upload a video of themselves reading their IT help desk ticket! (multiple submissions will not increase your likelihood of winning the giveaway)

Good luck to everyone!

[Picture Source: Drew Coffman on Flickr (CC BY 2.0 License)]