I asked my boss yesterday to change the monitor of my workstation because it's old and small, he replied that he'll change it only after it breaks.
How can I make it look as it's broken?
I haven't got administrator rights and I can't hammer it because it should look as an accidental break. I should also keep it in a usable status because until it's replaced I have to work on it.
I've seen people do this. I think it's perceived as more elitist than getting cucked. All your co-workers chuckle since you are such a huge faggot that you had to go out and buy a "better" monitor because the provided one wasn't good enough. Most people just think a monitor is a monitor.
i'm not spending my own money on work equipment just to do what i'm being paid to do
the company should pay for that
that is extra work on my part, not to mention money the company is saving by having me buy my own work equipment on my dime and I will not be having any of it
OP why don't you just break it?
Surely, the cost of a new monitor is much less than the lost time and productivity from firing you, hiring a replacement and then training them to replace you?
> It's from the early 2000s
That's not an argument. You need to explain to your boss why a new monitor will make you more productive, or alternatively, why your current one is hindering you.
Is your boss tech illiterate?
I don't what kind of job tonnage, but maybe you can wait until you are doing something process-heavy and do whatever to break the screen (high voltage) and say that it happened while you were doing such task
>What is a pin? How to break them?
You really are on the wrong board, aren't you?
Pins are the tiny metal rods coming out of these things.
Look on the documentation and break the one that carries a single colour, this way it will tint the screen HEAVILY with either green/blue/red or some other retardedly bad colour.
If they call someone who's not retarded they will just replace the cable with a 5 dollar one and you'll be set back at the start, plus the manager will be on your ass because you broke a monitor shortly after you asked for a new one.
Get a CRT monitor that looks the same from the front, create a hidden compartment to hide the degauss button.
Talk to the janitor and bribe him with some lasagna to get access to the office after hours.
Call your buddies to do a reverse oceans 11 coup and replace it in the middle of the night and don't sleep so you will have a tired look about you.
Do a magnets how do they work dance the next day and call the boss.
He arrives to your desk, sees the demons on the monitor, takes a look at your tired eyes:
>mama mia! sorry about that mario, you were right. I'll call the IT to replace the monitor with a 4k model, in the meanwhile grab yourself a pizza.
How hard is this OP?
Io ho regalato il mio monitor da 27 pollici al disegnatore che lavora da mia padre, sperando che avrei giocato di meno, poi ovviamente me ne sono preso un' altro e sono ancora asuefatto ai videogiochi.
seriously, this. are you retarded, OP?
this would be like asking if you could take next monday off, getting told no, and then calling in sick. there's an off chance it'll be legitimate, but he'll immediately assume that you lied to him, and I don't see how you can dig out of that hole.
Che monitor hai allora, ancora non lo dici. Comunque non mi vengono in mente modi che non sembrino sospetti, se è un CRT magneti ma l'effetto è temporaneo. Se fa veramente schifo vai su subito.it e con due lire ti compri qualcosa di meglio, al massimo lo metti in dual monitor.
Pic related, ne trovi anche a meno
unless you wait a good few months before it breaks it looks suspicious.
unless you can frame someone else.
maybe get someone else to lift the monitor, but somehow make them drop it?
kinda immoral, i wouldn't do it.
>that is extra work on my part, not to mention money the company is saving by having me buy my own work equipment on my dime and I will not be having any of it
you think the same way your boss is
deal with it, get your own damn monitor if you want it, otherwise use the monitor provided
As someone who works in IT i hope you don't get a new one after pulling this BS cause we know damn well if you broke it or not. We are used to seeing people breaking shit to get replacements and it does not work. Not to mention breaking it after you have mentioned you want a new one is fucking retarded cause it will look like you really did break it.
Unplug and plug in over and over until it won't come on anymore
BTW your boss doesn't think you contribute anything otherwise they would have gotten you a new monitor to increase your productivity
It doesn't matter how you "mask" it, now that you've talked to him, you're fucked. That monitor is from the early 2000s as you said, it's lasted this long just fine, and only now breaks right after you ask your boss for a new one?
Good job, retard.
>i refuse to spend any money on my job
grow up kid. where i work people spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on their own tools. youre complaining about a monitor you can probably find for fifty bux.
seriously grow the fuck up
>asking your boss for expensive equipment
>not being nice/sucking up to your IT dept who probably have spares that are an improvement on what you have
good job making your boss put you on a list of people he's more likely to make redundant
source: i am the IT dept
Pretty much this. Crying about being under a stupid tech illiterate boss in Italy doesn't mean that you're excused for breaking stuff hoping for a better monitor. I'm in an Italian IT company and I know what would eventually happen: they'll give some crappy monitor thatt was almost certainly hidden in their warehouse covered with tons of dust.
Deal with it and buy your monitor.
OP, just get a standard wall plug for a lamp and hook one up for your USB, VGA and DVI ports. Look up the pinouts so you know what goes to ground.
That stuff is all low voltage, VGA is like 1V and USB is 5V. If you plug in 110-240VAC into it you're sure to break something.
Make sure you splice in an insulated switch so you can plug it in without electrocuting yourself.
That's stupid and dangerous. You'll probably cause every cap touched to explode immediately and might start a fire. Only use a controlled amount of power to do this kind of thing, especially if subtlety is key. GIANT SCORCHES AROUND THE VIDEO CONNECTOR ARE NOT SUBTLE.
>do something dumb like make your monitor explode and catch fire
>get burned and shrapneled in the process
>sue for pain and suffering
>"i kept telling my boss it was old and unsafe but he said I wasnt important :( "
I gave a front receptionist dual 1440p ultra sharps and a highend workstation desktop just casue she got me Sprinkles cupcakes for my birthday.
I don't even know how she knew it,super nice old lady. Her boss is still on an old w7 machine with a 1600x900 monitor cause shes a bitch.
>job duties include AutoCad
>monitor provided was 1280x1024
>had a severe pressure mark dead center
>scratched to all hell
>literally a $25 monitor from a thrift store would put this thing to shame
>the company i work for profited $20 million last year
madness i tell u