LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Blogs > peonuser
User Name
Password

Notices


Rate this Entry

Some fancy tech school grad.

Posted 03-01-2016 at 05:04 AM by peonuser
Updated 04-11-2017 at 08:04 AM by peonuser

So many years ago I worked in a small family owned computer store. At one time we needed a second repair tech whose primary job would be to repair and upgrade equipment.


One particular tech came from a highly advertised tech schools,who was highly recommended and was suppose to be the cream of the crop. Our existing tech wanted to hire the individual. So he gave the prospective employee an easy test. The potential employee was asked to point out a ram chip.


The potential employee picked out the Motorola cpu as the ram chip. Obviously that was the wrong answer. Our existing tech thanked the potential employee and sent him on his way without a job. Unfortunately, later all the employees had a big laugh over the incident.

Update: The school is no longer operating in our area.

Even if you are not familiar with that motherboard, usually the biggest chip is the cpu or other control chip of which there is usually only one.. Generally ram chips are in multiple banks of eight or nine. Also too, the prevalent chip number at the time was 41256. They were used on all the major computer builders. The big bank of smaller chips alone should have been a giveaway, Checking the chip numbers should have confirmed what were the ram chips.


After that fiasco, no one from that particular tech school was ever considered for a position ever again.
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1065 Comments 0
« Prev     Main     Next »
Total Comments 0

Comments

 

  



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:56 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration