So I have a computer dilemma at work. A couple of years ago, the district paid for new laptops for all the people in my position who worked directly for the district. I had this horrible old computer that barely worked, so it was a huge improvement. There were a bunch of old desktops left that were still in use - those things were probably 15-20 years old and showed it. When I moved to my current position, I wanted to take the laptop with me but it meant leaving my replacement without a computer. I asked if I could bring it and was told I could keep it, or use the desktop that was already in my new location. I chose the laptop, and they came and got the desktop and put it in my old office for my replacement.
This year I moved into a different office and the desk I inherited belonged to another employee who had her position cut. She left another computer behind and everyone told me not to say anything so we didn't have to give a second computer back. We put it on a table in the middle of our office space, but then when my partner went out on disability her sub had her own laptop, so she took the table and put the computer back on my desk.
Well, this year the district is getting rid of all the old desktops and replacing them with brand new ones that they have leased. So they came out and decided to replace the desktop on my desk (I didn't even have it hooked up to the internet). I made it clear that it wasn't assigned to me as I used the laptop, but more than one IT person decided to have the old one replaced anyway. So today, they came to replace it and they set up my profile on it. It's brand new, running Windows 7, with a large screen and runs really well. My laptop is two years old and runs Windows XP. I have no complaints, but the new one is so nice I'm considering turning in my laptop and just using the new desktop. Am I crazy? It's a nice new computer! I just worry if I moved to a different position I'd have a hard time getting the laptop back. But I think they have extras that went unclaimed.
What would you guys do? Use the new computer or the old one? I don't take the laptop home, as it's a pain in the butt to haul it back and forth and I can do all my work at home from my Mac since I store everything on a flash drive. I don't move sites so it doesn't make a difference at this point.
Last edited by Gwenn; 05-04-2012 at 06:48 PM.
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