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Old 11-05-2015, 09:45 PM
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I have been after a few co-workers to do some simple tasks for months. Months, and I have the email chain to prove. Finally, in a sideways sort of way - because I work in the corporate offices were nothing involving escalation is simple - finally, I managed to get their boss to tell them to do it. One of them completed the task in ten minutes.

After months of my fruitlessly asking people just to do their damn jobs, one of them did it in ten minutes, clearly destroying any argument that there just wasn't enough time to get it done. I promptly ratted him out to his boss, in the nicest manner possible.

Boss did not get it. Boss did not grasp that if the task could be completed immediately, there was no reason for it to have taken months.

The kicker? The task takes half an hour.

He still did not do it, he just signed off on it.