I have made a decision to no longer help Microsoft Windows users with their computer problems.
I am a Mac user. I have been a Mac user for nearly 30 years and I understand Mac inside out. I have also, by default, had to learn the Windows operating system due to the workplace being Windows driven.
During this break from work a friend has had issues with their internet and computer. I have given up over 12 hours, about 4 hours a day over 3 days dealing with this crappy operating system and have worn myself ragged.
It occurred to me that if you buy a computer you have a responsibility to learn and understand how it works and how to use it. My friend, though I love her dearly, abdicates this responsibility and as soon as there is a problem she hands it off to others to do the trouble shooting.
I am the only one among my circle of friends who has a Mac. Whenever my friends have computer issues they ask me to come around and I end up frustrated and literally leave with a headache from solving their Windows issues.
So, yesterday, after yet another 4 hours of working on Windows I made a decision.
In future, whenever anyone who is a PC user says they are having computer problems and they ask me to help I will say ‘NO’.
I am doing this for two reasons:
1. When buying a new computer they have asked my advice. I have always advised them to get a Mac. They have always ignored this and bought a PC anyway.
2. The aim of simplifying my life is cutting loose from the stuff that is dragging me down. It is time to be free of their computer problems. I have better things to do with my time.
So, I am biting the bullet and telling my friends…”In future, if you have a Windows issue, don’t call me – call a technician.”
Ahhhh…. that feels so much better! :-) 1 month ago