Pizza Selection...Just NO!



  • So the entire HQ team except support has this entire week off, due to the holiday. The support team has a short week of Monday thru Wednesday, so we get Thursday and Friday off. Well, they are treating us to lunch every day this week. So today was pizza. They ordered Papa Johns, which is alright. It's not Little Caesars, so that is a +1 for them. However, they put a lady in charge who had no business ordering...

    They were originally going to order 20 pizzas, which is stupid, and the lady insisted on 27 pizzas. Ok, I'll give her kudos for that. However, it ends there...she ordered 27 pizzas, and only 9 of them were your standard pepperoni and/or sausage. She must have ordered at least 6 or 7 spinach fettacini (no idea how to spell that...I'm not Italian!) pizzas, a chicken Hawaiian pizza or two, a couple plain cheese and some other weird veggie pizzas. I want you to think about your average helpdesk technician...It should have been something like 18 pepperoni and/or sausage, 4 or 5 cheese and a no more than 4 total specialty pizzas. Then they didn't do a particularly good job announcing pizza was here, so by the time guys from my row got there, all the good stuff was gone. The spinach one wasn't bad but it wasn't pepperoni...

    I swear...it's ordering pizza! It's not that complicated!

    /rant



  • Your company treats you guys to lunch? Wow...



  • I am surprised you guys aren't 24/7. Usually enterprise helpdesks run 365 days a year for 24 hours a day.



  • 2.5 decades in IT and any IT position, including Dallas, I would assume "plain cheese" for more than half, not meat for most. IT, in general, is one of the heaviest vegetarian populations of any field and Dallas IT especially.



  • Weird cause I have worked with and been responsible for ordering for LARGE helpdesks before (150 people plus) and there wasn't one non-bacon/pepperoni eater in the bunch. Now there were lots of MEGA food allergy people you know the whole gluten free dairy free can't eat anything without getting sick people too.



  • @IRJ said:

    I am surprised you guys aren't 24/7. Usually enterprise helpdesks run 365 days a year for 24 hours a day.

    We are. But our company is large enough that after normal US hours, it fails over to EMEA or APAC for the US off-hours support. It's not uncommon on my team to get calls from all over the world, as our teams in those parts of the world for my product are worthless...



  • @Minion-Queen said:

    Weird cause I have worked with and been responsible for ordering for LARGE helpdesks before (150 people plus) and there wasn't one non-bacon/pepperoni eater in the bunch. Now there were lots of MEGA food allergy people you know the whole gluten free dairy free can't eat anything without getting sick people too.

    Yeah, Scott seems to think a lot of IT people are vegetarians. Scott is the only one I know of...



  • @coliver said:

    Your company treats you guys to lunch? Wow...

    Not often. This is a special week. We do get free donuts every Friday though. They order hundreds of donuts for the building every Friday.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    2.5 decades in IT and any IT position, including Dallas, I would assume "plain cheese" for more than half, not meat for most. IT, in general, is one of the heaviest vegetarian populations of any field and Dallas IT especially.

    Also, I know this is most definitely NOT true. Most of the IT field is guys...almost every vegetarian I've ever met is a woman...not being sexist, just a realist.



  • There is a reason why BACON is everywhere on IT stuff and Geek stuff :P. Hipsters/Geek wanna be's are Vegetarians. True geeks are not 😛



  • @Minion-Queen said:

    There is a reason why BACON is everywhere on IT stuff and Geek stuff :P. Hipsters/Geek wanna be's are Vegetarians. True geeks are not 😛

    EXACTLY!



  • @Minion-Queen True geeks have a diet of bacon and Mt. Dew. Or at least 95% of the time...



  • @thanksaj said:

    @Minion-Queen True geeks have a diet of bacon and Mt. Dew. Or at least 95% of the time...

    It's funny... I can't drink Mt. Dew and I like bacon but not as ravenously as many IT Pros. That being said it appears I am no true geek.



  • But you do eat it. I can't drink Mt. Dew or most other pop either (allergies I am that dreaded all consuming can't eat anything geek). But I eat bacon!



  • @Minion-Queen said:

    But you do eat it. I can't drink Mt. Dew or most other pop either (allergies I am that dreaded all consuming can't eat anything geek). But I eat bacon!

    Exactly! I don't drink Mt. Dew like I used to, but I still drink it. And I LOVE bacon, although I don't eat it very often...



  • @scottalanmiller is just crazy.



  • @coliver said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @Minion-Queen True geeks have a diet of bacon and Mt. Dew. Or at least 95% of the time...

    It's funny... I can't drink Mt. Dew and I like bacon but not as ravenously as many IT Pros. That being said it appears I am no true geek.

    I like fake bacon. The meat-free stuff from Morningstar.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @coliver said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @Minion-Queen True geeks have a diet of bacon and Mt. Dew. Or at least 95% of the time...

    It's funny... I can't drink Mt. Dew and I like bacon but not as ravenously as many IT Pros. That being said it appears I am no true geek.

    I like fake bacon. The meat-free stuff from Morningstar.

    I'm not a big fan of meat-free anything... I just haven't seen anything get the texture right... Although when I worked at a school the head of food services made a meat-less dinner for everyone one night... it was interesting and generally the flavors are pretty close, just can't get past the texture.

    I would prefer a good ground sausage with my eggs in the morning... but the fiance likes bacon so that's what we eat.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @coliver said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @Minion-Queen True geeks have a diet of bacon and Mt. Dew. Or at least 95% of the time...

    It's funny... I can't drink Mt. Dew and I like bacon but not as ravenously as many IT Pros. That being said it appears I am no true geek.

    I like fake bacon. The meat-free stuff from Morningstar.

    Key word being fake. I thought that's what we gave kids to play with when they were teething...it's made of plastic, right? 😛



  • @coliver said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @coliver said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @Minion-Queen True geeks have a diet of bacon and Mt. Dew. Or at least 95% of the time...

    It's funny... I can't drink Mt. Dew and I like bacon but not as ravenously as many IT Pros. That being said it appears I am no true geek.

    I like fake bacon. The meat-free stuff from Morningstar.

    I'm not a big fan of meat-free anything... I just haven't seen anything get the texture right... Although when I worked at a school the head of food services made a meat-less dinner for everyone one night... it was interesting and generally the flavors are pretty close, just can't get past the texture.

    I would prefer a good ground sausage with my eggs in the morning... but the fiance likes bacon so that's what we eat.

    Eating it straight, I prefer bacon, IF it's crispy. Like, you put your lips together on it it snaps in half it's so crispy. I prefer sausage for breakfast sandwiches, etc, because it bites easier and I prefer the flavor.



  • @thanksaj said:

    @coliver said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @coliver said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @Minion-Queen True geeks have a diet of bacon and Mt. Dew. Or at least 95% of the time...

    It's funny... I can't drink Mt. Dew and I like bacon but not as ravenously as many IT Pros. That being said it appears I am no true geek.

    I like fake bacon. The meat-free stuff from Morningstar.

    I'm not a big fan of meat-free anything... I just haven't seen anything get the texture right... Although when I worked at a school the head of food services made a meat-less dinner for everyone one night... it was interesting and generally the flavors are pretty close, just can't get past the texture.

    I would prefer a good ground sausage with my eggs in the morning... but the fiance likes bacon so that's what we eat.

    Eating it straight, I prefer bacon, IF it's crispy. Like, you put your lips together on it it snaps in half it's so crispy. I prefer sausage for breakfast sandwiches, etc, because it bites easier and I prefer the flavor.

    Yep, bacon is only good when it is basically burnt...



  • @coliver said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @coliver said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @coliver said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @Minion-Queen True geeks have a diet of bacon and Mt. Dew. Or at least 95% of the time...

    It's funny... I can't drink Mt. Dew and I like bacon but not as ravenously as many IT Pros. That being said it appears I am no true geek.

    I like fake bacon. The meat-free stuff from Morningstar.

    I'm not a big fan of meat-free anything... I just haven't seen anything get the texture right... Although when I worked at a school the head of food services made a meat-less dinner for everyone one night... it was interesting and generally the flavors are pretty close, just can't get past the texture.

    I would prefer a good ground sausage with my eggs in the morning... but the fiance likes bacon so that's what we eat.

    Eating it straight, I prefer bacon, IF it's crispy. Like, you put your lips together on it it snaps in half it's so crispy. I prefer sausage for breakfast sandwiches, etc, because it bites easier and I prefer the flavor.

    Yep, bacon is only good when it is basically burnt...

    Yup, super crisp or just don't. My grandfather likes CHEWY bacon! EWWW!!!



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    IT, in general, is one of the heaviest vegetarian populations of any field and Dallas IT especially.

    That's another one of your completely made-up "facts", isn't it? 🙂



  • Also, by "heaviest", I'm not sure whether you mean the most vegetarians, or that vegetarians in Dallas weigh more than elsewhere.



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    Also, by "heaviest", I'm not sure whether you mean the most vegetarians, or that vegetarians in Dallas weigh more than elsewhere.

    ROFL! OMG! SO AWESOME!



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    IT, in general, is one of the heaviest vegetarian populations of any field and Dallas IT especially.

    That's another one of your completely made-up "facts", isn't it? 🙂

    IT has one of the highest number of professionals that come from religious and ethnically vegetarian backgrounds. Dallas has one of the highest populations of those groups in IT. Dallas is specifically a very high, religiously vegetarian area for IT professionals.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Carnival-Boy said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    IT, in general, is one of the heaviest vegetarian populations of any field and Dallas IT especially.

    That's another one of your completely made-up "facts", isn't it? 🙂

    IT has one of the highest number of professionals that come from religious and ethnically vegetarian backgrounds. Dallas has one of the highest populations of those groups in IT. Dallas is specifically a very high, religiously vegetarian area for IT professionals.

    Do you have statistics or something to back this up? This just doesn't line up with the IT field in general...



  • @thanksaj said:

    Do you have statistics or something to back this up? This just doesn't line up with the IT field in general...

    I've seen stats, yes. And it does line up with IT in general. What makes you think otherwise? What stats have you collected and what IT exposure do you have to make such a claim?



  • Dallas (Plano) comes in #2 in the nation for Indian population (this is likely stats from before the huge boom in the Irving Indian population.) NJ and Dallas are well known for the large influence of Indian populations. Most of which are there for the IT sector, Dallas especially as thousands were relocated there from the NYC and NJ areas as part of corporate IT changes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._cities_with_large_South_Asian/Indian-American_populations



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Dallas (Plano) comes in #2 in the nation for Indian population (this is likely stats from before the huge boom in the Irving Indian population.) NJ and Dallas are well known for the large influence of Indian populations. Most of which are there for the IT sector, Dallas especially as thousands were relocated there from the NYC and NJ areas as part of corporate IT changes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._cities_with_large_South_Asian/Indian-American_populations

    Plenty of people in those demographics eat meat. Indian people may not eat beef, if they're Hindu, but AFAIK pork, such as bacon, sausage, and ham, aren't an issue. Or turkey. That stat doesn't really mean much...


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