I'm an IT guy with a couple hundred users total, focused on about 80-90. There's one user that always expects special attention and treatment. So far, I've sent 3 computers home with her so she can work from home, all at the request of her superior. 2 laptops and 1 desktop. Plus 1 old desktop I gave her for her poor cousin in school or something like that. 1 machine returned to me infested with junk software from her kids. 1 machine returned to me with a battery problem, the one I suspected would be primarily used for work, hadn't been turned on since I gave it to her, in over a year (the battery was dead). I fixed it and sent it home with her, and last year requested it be brought back because she had the other machine, plus the desktop, and I was getting low on spares. Still haven't seen that one. All the machines were older, about 2-3 years old when sent, retired from the active sales force. I NEVER send brand new equipment to a persons house because if the person's terminated the next day, I'm out brand new equipment. Well I guess the old stuff wasn't nice enough. She called me Monday asking me to configure a new machine "Her department got to share". She explained that this machine was just bought from Circuit city or something by her and her supervisor, and everyone in her department was all going to take it home as needed. First off, I'm not a friggin idiot, I know everyone in her department just got a company laptop from my counterpart at other sites, and I know that they way they work it would be retarded to share a laptop. Second off, I know she's a con artist, so I have no doubt she told her supervisor to play along with the "We'll all share it" line because she knows I'd call BS and ask her why she needs 4 machines to work from home. He's most likely forgotten he approved every other machine she's gotten, or she told him she brought them back, or he doesn't care cause he does the same things I hear from my counterpart at his sites. Third, if it were legit to give her *another* computer to work from home, I would have control of it, and I would be able to maintain it, which means I'd yank BS software every chance I had. Today turned out to be psychotic, so when she called me about it, I said I'm way too busy today, I'm not even on site or planning to be on site til tomorrow. She gets on this big kick on how she needs it for work from home for the rest of the week by the time she leaves tonight, blah blah blah blah. So I get here, AND SHE'S NOT EVEN HERE!!! Finally she shows up, then doesn't even get in touch with me until I go back looking around her office for her, after sitting around my office here. As she's trying to explain things to me, and I'm about to choke on her liquid lunch fumes, I just wanna get the frig outta there, get this thing done, and try to live a normal life until her kid pumps orange juice into this things keyboard and she calls me looking for a miracle. She's so tipsy she forgets her cover story of department, and references it as her mchine for her house in her basement, etc. And she wants extra software that's not licensed. At one point, she tells me her kids will never be near this one because it's for work and they get the other ones full of junk software. Then later tells me she won't let them surf the internet a lot on it. I look at this thing and I'm just pissed. A. It's a piece of crap. B. They didn't ask me because they know I wouldn't let them buy it consumer, which means it would be on a corporate purchase order instead of a misc slush fund. I.E. It would be looked for in an audit. It pisses me off that they have no qualms about A. involving me in their little con and B. about screwing up my workday by prioritizing their little personal issue over work. And I type all this on a non-work-related internet message board I have a personal interest in. I should note, when this individual is not diverting company resources toward personal desires, she's a really nice lady and I get along well with her.