The Five Stages of IT Grief

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-08-20
 
 
 

The Five Stages of IT Grief

written by Michael Vizard; illustrated by Brian Moore

The Five Stages of IT Grief

The Five Stages of IT Grief - Denial

There is no way in heaven that there could be anything wrong with my skillfully created IT architecture. Therefore, whatever users say they are experiencing must be some figment of their imaginations caused by mass hysteria.

The Five Stages of IT Grief - Denial

The Five Stages of IT Grief - Anger

Somebody tinkered with some setting somewhere, and, once I find the culprit, he or she is dead meat!

The Five Stages of IT Grief - Anger

The Five Stages of IT Grief - Bargaining

If this all goes away, Ill do daily checks on the state of the systems and networks at my site.

The Five Stages of IT Grief - Bargaining

The Five Stages of IT Grief - Depression

This job stinks, and nobody around here appreciates all the machinations we in IT have to go through just to keep this bucket of computer bolts running.

The Five Stages of IT Grief - Depression

The Five Stages of IT Grief - Acceptance

It is what it is. And, hey, if any of this stuff actually worked as advertised, we wouldn't have jobs.

The Five Stages of IT Grief - Acceptance

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