By Lucy Bain
Coming to work for a computer restoration company with absolutely no experience with technology was intimidating to say the least. Of course I’ve had a computer in my life for a long time, but as far as software/hardware, all I really knew was how to download programs — and if there were any technical issues within that, my hands were tied. But after meeting the always friendly and accommodating team, I knew this would be an environment perfect for trial and error. On my first day at reBOOT I was already staring into the hardware of a computer, taking note of every piece name and definition (i.e. CPU, motherboard, hard drive etc.). Going home after my first shift I already felt I had a whole new sense of understanding of this machine that I spend so much time on.
By the end of my first week I had already learned basic software and was installing Windows 7 & 10, Office, drivers, and all the other necessary programs for our reSTART computers. As well as some hardware activities like installing and uninstalling a hard drive, then checking and wiping it using a computer program.
From this first week and a half working at reBOOT I have not only discovered just how much you can learn about computers in such a short amount of time, but also, how much more attainable this knowledge really is. Beginners, and all the basic questions that come along with them are always welcome at reBOOT — everyone is more than willing to stop what they’re doing to assist you however they can.
Each day is a new adventure at reBOOT, I never know what to expect. There is so much to learn about computers, administration, customer service and every other element involved in running a business. That’s one of the great things about this job; by the end of my time here I am sure I will leave with a plethora of knowledge on a range of topics.