Standard Office Equipment

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  • Computers

    40 93.02%
  • Telephone

    37 86.05%
  • Fax Machine

    31 72.09%
  • Scanning Electron Microscope

    4 9.30%
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    Question Standard Office Equipment

    I doing some job searching and came across a posting that stated the position required working with STANDARD office equipment:

    "Equipment used includes standard office equipment i.e. computer, telephone, fax machine and scanning electron microscope"


    Just kind of curious as to how many people have a Scanning Electrom Microscope (SEM) in their offices?
    (Damn Marion YMCA was cheap and didn't have one in theirs... but maybe some other people work for companies that shell out a little cash for neccesities such as an SEM)


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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    Why isnt Toilet paper and a certain bunny labeled magazine one of the choices?


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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    Maybe if you work for NASA in the science department.



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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    People still use fax machines? They are aware it 2008 right?


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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    People still use fax machines? They are aware it 2008 right?
    Believe it or not, a lot of the places we sell to do not have email, or at least their purchasers do not.

    Also, they are still a necessity for international business.



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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    People still use fax machines? They are aware it 2008 right?
    Alot of major companies and medical clinics do. Its really not a surprise to me.



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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    We contract out for the use of an SEM for our oil analysis program. But alas, no ... none in the office.



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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    SEM's are sweet pieces of equipment... however they're also fairley expensive (the SEM that undergrads are allowed to use in my department cost as much as my parents house - and it was a cheap model), and they takes time to learn to opperate well. I can dink around on them and get some results, but to truely tap it's potential it takes someone with some experience.

    Still a freak'n sweet machine


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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    Wasnt Will Smith lugging these things around in "THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS" and that was set in the 80's!




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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    People still use fax machines? They are aware it 2008 right?
    Hard to put a signature on a computer screen and email it ....



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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Wasnt Will Smith lugging these things around in "THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS" and that was set in the 80's!

    Ehh not quite the same thing...



    Thats a smaller one, similar to what I was allowed to use for my classes


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    Re: Standard Office Equipment

    My wife has one in her office, so I'll vote for her.
    They are working on setting up a laser capture device that apparently costs a pretty penny as well.


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