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#195475 21-Apr-2016 11:22
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So I am a terrible person for pranking my staff. This was mild but did this yesterday to our accountant. Shrink wrap as well as clear tape.

 

 

 

They get me back just as good and its always just some fun. Do you prank, have you been pranked ??

 

 

 

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  #1537325 21-Apr-2016 11:28
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Years ago I pranked my boss and attached a modified takeaway coffee cup to the roof of his car with a hard drive magnet. He said he couldn't understand why people were tooting at him. Eventually he was pulled over by a police officer and ended up late for a meeting. Brilliant.

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  #1537328 21-Apr-2016 11:33
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I would hate that as it would be wasting time, but I live by time everything has to be on time in my life :(

 

 

 

Way my brain works :(


 
 
 
 


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  #1537336 21-Apr-2016 11:39
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Mine isn't very PC so if your easily offended don;t read any further.

 

 

 

I sent a power point presentation that I had been sent to a co-worker who is very old school and not computer literate with a note to turn the volume up because the sound was quiet.

 

 

 

With his speakers turns up the powerpoint opened to a bunch of scantly clad men with the audio "I am looking at gay porn" on repeat.

 

 

 

He freaked out as he did;t know how to stop it, everyone in the office had a good laugh including him.


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  #1537338 21-Apr-2016 11:40
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Whenever a colleague leaves their PC unlocked I usually send an email from them to our distribution group.

 

Yesterday I did it in a hurry and sent it to the wrong group, woops -_-

 

Otherwise it's usually screen rotations, wallpaper changes etc


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  #1537358 21-Apr-2016 11:59
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Some old-school keyboards have pop-off plastic key-covers with the letter/character printed on them. Popping off the covers of the 'm' and 'n' keys and swapping them over causes causes all sorts of mayhem and confusion for appropriate people. They think they've made a typo and as they try to figure it out it seems to get more confusing. 





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  #1537363 21-Apr-2016 12:09
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Mspec:

 

So I am a terrible person for pranking my staff. This was mild but did this yesterday to our accountant. Shrink wrap as well as clear tape.

 

 

 

They get me back just as good and its always just some fun. Do you prank, have you been pranked ??

 

 

 

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Watch David Brent in 'The Office' much? 😉

 

"When people say to me: would you rather be thought of as a funny man or a great boss? My answer's always the same, to me, they're not mutually exclusive."

 

"I suppose I've created an atmosphere where I'm a friend first and a boss second. Probably an entertainer third."

 

 





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  #1537378 21-Apr-2016 12:18
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Working in an environment where everyone in the team has some form of high level admin access (e.g Domain Admins, Enterprise Admins, Cisco/PaloAlto Admins, SQL Admins, etc etc) leaving your PC unlocked is a serious nono.

 

One of the network admins left his unlocked twice in one day recently.

 

First he emailed one of the team declaring his undying love and requesting a hookup, the second time he emailed our manager the same :-P

 

 

 

 





 
 
 
 


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  #1537382 21-Apr-2016 12:24
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Setting the screensaver picture to blue screen of death can be amusing.


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  #1537384 21-Apr-2016 12:26
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Some old-school keyboards have pop-off plastic key-covers with the letter/character printed on them. Popping off the covers of the 'm' and 'n' keys and swapping them over causes causes all sorts of mayhem and confusion for appropriate people. They think they've made a typo and as they try to figure it out it seems to get more confusing. 

 

 

 

 

I was "pranked" like that at previous job. A week late work-mate comes to me and asked if I noticed. Nope. Blind typing :) and I have not changed keys back for another 6 months or so... 





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kobiak:

 

eracode:

 

Some old-school keyboards have pop-off plastic key-covers with the letter/character printed on them. Popping off the covers of the 'm' and 'n' keys and swapping them over causes causes all sorts of mayhem and confusion for appropriate people. They think they've made a typo and as they try to figure it out it seems to get more confusing. 

 

 

 

 

I was "pranked" like that at previous job. A week late work-mate comes to me and asked if I noticed. Nope. Blind typing :) and I have not changed keys back for another 6 months or so... 

 

 

Can't prank muscle memory!

 

 

 

I love wireless mice and keyboards.  My god they are a pranking godsend.  I studied 3D animation in a lab with about 30 other people.  I'd target people that pissed me off that day by attaching the USB dongle to their computer and a mouse under my foot to interrupt their own mouse input.  It's amazing how fired up it gets people.  Especially when the IT guy comes to change the mouse and it works absolutely fine right up until the point he walks out the door ;)






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  #1537428 21-Apr-2016 13:20
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print screen desktop -> open jpg in full screen mode.  Watch and laugh as they repeatedly try to click on the start menu - Gold!


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  #1537443 21-Apr-2016 13:31
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At my university hostel, I knew a rabid religious fellow who use to make the odd inappropriate comment and hadnt had to deal much with women.

 

So I copied the audio track off a porn video onto a cassette after about 20 minutes of silience. One fine saturday as lunch time was approaching, after he left for lunch I nipped into his room put the tape on his very large stereo and pressed play. (and locked his room door behind me).

 

About 20 minutes later as a lot of us (both sexes) were sitting in the sun eating lunch, the track started playing with slowly increasing volume. The chat in question starting commenting about the evils of porn etc and then someone point out it was coming from his room.

 

Off he ran to general mirth which increased as he realised he had left his keys in his room and had to see the hostel master for the master key....

 

 

 

Second.

 

- work colleague kept leaving work machines logged into his account and wandering off.

 

- so I sat down, opened the outlook and wrote an email to himself, but addressed to the CEO professing his love for him..

 

- chap returned, not realised the email was send from him to him, (and not the CEO), but then went and wrote a very apologetic letter to the CEO who had not idea what he was going on about...

 

 

 

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  #1537444 21-Apr-2016 13:32
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I used to work for a large company of 5000 or so employees.

As reasonably senior staff we often had meetings at head office. Sometimes when the devil took over, I would slip into unoccupied meeting rooms and create what looked like meeting notes left on the whiteboard. The notes were often found to include headlines such as

Reduncies - need to shed 1000 FTE this year to reduce costs and improve shareholder returns. How best to handle this?

Had some fun waiting to hear the rumors spread by the next occupants of that room!





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  #1537451 21-Apr-2016 13:37
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Mspec:

 

So I am a terrible person for pranking my staff. This was mild but did this yesterday to our accountant. Shrink wrap as well as clear tape.

 

 

 

They get me back just as good and its always just some fun. Do you prank, have you been pranked ??

 

 

 

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One of my co-workers at my old work did this to another co-worker's car. It ended up damaging the paint and ended up as a not a very funny prank for anyone involved.

 

 

 

This happened to me a few years ago though:

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's actually a worse one which involved changing the entire desktop/workstation/desk that I was on, I'll try find some photos of that particular prank.


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eracode:

Mspec:


So I am a terrible person for pranking my staff. This was mild but did this yesterday to our accountant. Shrink wrap as well as clear tape.


 


They get me back just as good and its always just some fun. Do you prank, have you been pranked ??


 


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Watch David Brent in 'The Office' much? 😉


"When people say to me: would you rather be thought of as a funny man or a great boss? My answer's always the same, to me, they're not mutually exclusive."


"I suppose I've created an atmosphere where I'm a friend first and a boss second. Probably an entertainer third."


 



Best Brent quote

"Eagles may fly high, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines!"





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