I'm trying to give these folks the benefit of the doubt. What I WANT to do is shake some of them by their shoulders. Slap them and tell them to "Snap out of it!".
Chances are, they've wanted to do the same to me, at some point. Maybe I should get off my high horse.
I've got one guy in my department that is the "PC's suck and Apples don't" guy. If you work around computers, maybe you know what I'm talking about. There's always one geek in the office that swears that everything that ever goes wrong is the fault of Microsoft, or Windows. Now, to be sure, computers can be a pain in the ass, and I wouldn't be surprised if Apples are, indeed, more reliable than PCs. But, guess what? Our company is FILLED with PCs. We don't have a choice but to use them. So, like, shut the fuck up already?!? Shut up! Just shut the fuck up, okay? You're not helping by pointing out that our network is all Microsoft product. I know that. My boss knows that. Stop. Just stop. Not another word. No. Zip! Don't.say.anything!
He's a very hard worker, but either part autistic or idiot savant. He's a real challenge.
At least he is consistent. It's when other co-workers, ones that you generally can rely upon to problem solve and contribute in a positive manner, turn into Rain Man that I go a little crazy.
It's been like that, lately, at work. I'm hoping things turn around.