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Old 03-18-2016, 09:09 AM
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Just take the bulb out. With a computer on every desk these days, I can't figure out why most offices still insist on being lit like an operating room.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:00 PM
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I don't think anyone else at my work has a life outside of their job. I know some of the people here have children and I'm sure a few are married, but it can be 5:30 and I already told my carpool to leave me and people are about to start another chunck of a project.

If I say I need to go to catch the bus they're like "So you can do that at home?" I'm not getting payed enough to work 50 hours during the week plus another 10 over the weekend! You might be, or may enjoy it, but I prefer my family over work.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:25 PM
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Just take the bulb out. With a computer on every desk these days, I can't figure out why most offices still insist on being lit like an operating room.
I don't find the blue light from monitors to be comfortable. I'm in a windowless office, so no natural light. I need a warm, bright-ish desk lamp to make my eyes and brain happy, in addition to two overhead fluorescent bulbs. If one of those fluorescents went out, I would feel like I was sitting in the dark. On top of that, I do have work with pen and paper at times, and a monitor is entirely insufficient light for that, as is just the fluorescents since in my office, the overheads cast a shadow from my hand exactly over where I'm writing. So I need the bright desk lamp for that. Someone working in a larger shared space might have less shadow casting if there are multiple overheads casting from different directions, and not need a desk lamp - unless an overhead goes out.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:59 PM
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Just take the bulb out. With a computer on every desk these days, I can't figure out why most offices still insist on being lit like an operating room.
That would involve either standing on the desk or obtaining a ladder, neither of which is an option for me -- desk standing would get me called out in the next safety meeting, and I can't use a ladder because I haven't been formally trained to use it (yes, really).

Although I'm thinking that I could get up there during lunch one day next week, remove the bulb, perch it in an unused corner, and claim ignorance when the bulb's absence is noted.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:35 PM
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Slingshot it to death. Just before you go home. Then in the morning report it must have spontaneously exploded over night.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:39 PM
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I thought about that...but that would prompt a mercury spill response. :/
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:19 AM
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Not much like having to wake up 3am Sunday morning to roll into work to cover for the guy who got himself fired on Friday.

I don't normally work weekends much less the 5a-1p shift.

Coffee and ibuprofen. Breakfast of champions.

Oh well the morning show ends in 40 minutes then the rest of the day should roll by quickly.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:18 AM
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I've got problems with authority.

One of my problems with authority is, if there is something which needs doing and the boss is supposed to do it and he isn't doing it, I'll go and do it. If he's available I'll inform him beforehand; if he's not and it needs doing now he'll be greeted with the report that it was done.

My coworkers do not have that problem. Some guy they evidently don't know who it is ordered one of them to fix something which the boss hasn't done yet (boss is on vacation); 48 hours later, the guy who got the order replied "that is boss's to do".

The guy giving the order is our grandboss. I'm wondering if I should bring popcorn.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:30 AM
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My coworkers do not have that problem. Some guy they evidently don't know who it is ordered one of them to fix something which the boss hasn't done yet (boss is on vacation); 48 hours later, the guy who got the order replied "that is boss's to do".

The guy giving the order is our grandboss. I'm wondering if I should bring popcorn.
Wait, they're completely uninformed of their own management chain? How or why does one think that is ever a good idea?
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:05 AM
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Oh they HAVE been informed of the chain, but apparently a lot of people never read corporate announcements.

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Old 03-23-2016, 10:33 AM
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"Hey (co-worker), if (boss) tells you do to something, do you do it?"
"well of course"
"So when his/her boss tells you do to something, should you do it? (Hint: the answer is not 'No')"
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:25 PM
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I would have done that if it had been physically possible, but it was all over email. We're in multiple locations.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:26 PM
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Why the fuck does it take you fuckers three weeks to process my invoice , then tell me that I forgot a friggin semi-colon, or an OK from the janitor, or some other such bullshit, so now it'll be another three weeks before I get paid.
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:56 PM
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I don't think anyone else at my work has a life outside of their job. I know some of the people here have children and I'm sure a few are married, but it can be 5:30 and I already told my carpool to leave me and people are about to start another chunck of a project.

If I say I need to go to catch the bus they're like "So you can do that at home?" I'm not getting payed enough to work 50 hours during the week plus another 10 over the weekend! You might be, or may enjoy it, but I prefer my family over work.
I'm with you. Some of my coworkers travel in on Mondays and then travel home on Fridays, so while they're here during the week they don't really have anything else to do. One of them in particular likes to try to bully people into doing things he wants done when he wants them done, regardless of whether or not it's perfectly fine to do them the next day or even next week. I have answered many of his "Why not?"s with "Because I have stuff to do that isn't here."

(Surprisingly, he doesn't like it when I do that.)
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:47 PM
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Flicker bulb update: the damn thing burned out this morning! ^_^

Today was also the day that maintenance replaced the light panels that had completely burned out. Panels like mine that still have a few bulbs burning were left alone. They are in the process of transitioning to LED fixtures; I'm guessing they had only ordered enough for the completely dead panels?
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:07 PM
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Flicker bulb update: the damn thing burned out this morning! ^_^

Today was also the day that maintenance replaced the light panels that had completely burned out. Panels like mine that still have a few bulbs burning were left alone. They are in the process of transitioning to LED fixtures; I'm guessing they had only ordered enough for the completely dead panels?
Trip over something. And hit your head.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:35 PM
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I'm so over people with grant deadlines waiting until the day before it's due to ask for stuff. Yes I have the raw data. No I don't have it compiled as there's a new system coming and damned if I plan to have to put this stuff in two different places. But since the person who's supposed to implement the new system hasn't yet (and probably won't because he's a lazy fuck who talks great talk and does nada), now I have to compile it all tonight so someone else can use it. And this apparently will need to be done monthly going forward.

Well, fine, I have no problem doing this monthly - as long as the "new" system either doesn't ever come into play or someone else will enter it there. I'm NOT doing this twice because other people can't get their shit together.
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:46 PM
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There are only 2 full time employees in my department. We have a Keurig in the front office. I buy the coffee supplies. We don't spend a lot of time there, mostly we are behind locked doors in the warehouse, so we don't always know if there is someone there unless they ring the bell.

I don't mind if someone from a different department wanders in and helps themselves to a cup of coffee. What I do mind is the jerk who comes in, makes coffee, makes a mess on the counter (slopping coffee around while adding sugar and creamer which also gets liberally sprinkled on the counter), leaves the pod in the machine and doesn't refill the tank.

Idiots like this are why nobody can have nice things. Now the front office is going to be locked at all times which will only add to our feeling of isolation.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:17 PM
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Trip over something. And hit your head.
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Update for today: the receptionist noticed me walking to my office holding the lamp, and asked about it. She was aware of the flickering fluorescent tube situation, and was appalled that it wasn't addressed yesterday. In fact, she was so appalled that she took it upon herself to notify maintenance of the burned out tube.

The head of maintenance showed up in my office about an hour later, offering a bulb for the lamp.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:52 PM
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XD

Update for today: the receptionist noticed me walking to my office holding the lamp, and asked about it. She was aware of the flickering fluorescent tube situation, and was appalled that it wasn't addressed yesterday. In fact, she was so appalled that she took it upon herself to notify maintenance of the burned out tube.

The head of maintenance showed up in my office about an hour later, offering a bulb for the lamp.
That's just perfect.

Don't look up the symptoms of concussion on your work computer.

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Old 03-25-2016, 03:34 AM
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There are only 2 full time employees in my department. We have a Keurig in the front office. I buy the coffee supplies. We don't spend a lot of time there, mostly we are behind locked doors in the warehouse, so we don't always know if there is someone there unless they ring the bell.

I don't mind if someone from a different department wanders in and helps themselves to a cup of coffee. What I do mind is the jerk who comes in, makes coffee, makes a mess on the counter (slopping coffee around while adding sugar and creamer which also gets liberally sprinkled on the counter), leaves the pod in the machine and doesn't refill the tank.

Idiots like this are why nobody can have nice things. Now the front office is going to be locked at all times which will only add to our feeling of isolation.
I take it you've already tried having the Coffee Fairy leave out a sign asking the (self-invited) "guests" to conform to the general rules of common courtesy?
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:26 AM
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I take it you've already tried having the Coffee Fairy leave out a sign asking the (self-invited) "guests" to conform to the general rules of common courtesy?
Has even one of those signs ever worked?

Adults know their supposed to clean up after themselves. If there's a sleaze who won't in the office (and there always is), nothing will change them, including catching them in the act and shaming them.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:47 AM
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Two people brought doughnuts today.

Unfortunately, they're also the only people in "client services" who showed up today, which means I'll be helping do their job instead of mine. I'm the only person who does my job, so it will just pile up as it waits for me. Doughnuts do not make up for this, not even if we eat nine apiece. Which we could. Because you jerks don't come to work!
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:10 AM
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I take it you've already tried having the Coffee Fairy leave out a sign asking the (self-invited) "guests" to conform to the general rules of common courtesy?
Those signs work much better set in Comic Sans with clip art animals in the margins.


Whoa, there's even a site called Passive-Aggressive Notes! Fourth one down is the classic Comic Sans office note... with management's rebuttal.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:42 AM
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Why do parents just seem to give up entirely on disciplining their kids? There are two kids here in the office this morning (yay!) and I don't mind the playing or the talking, or any of that, but I do mind the running up and down the hallways. And neither parent is stopping them anymore, so every 30 seconds I hear them stampeding down the hallway again.

I don't want to be the bitch and come out and say "Make them stop running" especially since I am the only childless one here, but god good almighty. I shouldn't have to. You're the fucking parent, you are subjecting me to your rugrats, you should be on them, making sure they don't run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Those signs work much better set in Comic Sans with clip art animals in the margins.
So that's why the Coffee Fairy's sign didn't work! Not enough clip art animals

I was talking to the receptionist about the reason for the change and she is pretty sure that she knows who the slob is. Every company has at least one, and they are known by the people who have to clean up after them.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:13 PM
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Has even one of those signs ever worked?
Nope. The "wipe up the counter" sign in the restroom is routinely drenched (along with the surrounding counter space), and the Arial "NO USED PAPER PLATES NO USED PAPER CUPS" sign over the recycle bin is almost always ignored. The best sign I ever saw involved a massive wad of gum that had been pitched into that recycle bin. Someone had scooped the gum wad onto a piece of paper and tacked the whole mess to the wall along with a hand-written note reading, "Does this look recyclable to you???" It stayed up there for almost a week before someone crumpled it up and put it in the recycle bin.

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I only use my work computer for looking up part catalogs/manuals and researching potential future employers. ^_^
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:09 PM
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Look, Miss Trainee Manager:

When in doubt, check or even double check the obvious places first. Especially if you weren't the one who checked them in the first place. Double especially if the person who checked the first place was a member of Management, and not a Subject Area Specialist, so to speak.

And to Other Person, on separate issue:

You know, your complaint is valid. But space is at a premium right now, and I don't have the mental energy to worry about whether Other Department is doing their job the right way or the lazy way, even if the lazy way theoretically makes more work for me.

And to Person in Charge of Scheduling:

This whole fake schedule and real schedule thing is dumb-- and annoying, since I can't in practice get my schedule when I'm supposed to be able to.

At least my real schedule is predictable.
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Why do parents just seem to give up entirely on disciplining their kids? There are two kids here in the office this morning (yay!) and I don't mind the playing or the talking, or any of that, but I do mind the running up and down the hallways. And neither parent is stopping them anymore, so every 30 seconds I hear them stampeding down the hallway again.

I don't want to be the bitch and come out and say "Make them stop running" especially since I am the only childless one here, but god good almighty. I shouldn't have to. You're the fucking parent, you are subjecting me to your rugrats, you should be on them, making sure they don't run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have you consider investing in a bag of caltrops?
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Nah, they'd just play games with them. and then leave them around for unsuspecting adults to step on.

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Old 03-28-2016, 11:32 AM
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Damnation.

i know it's almost certainly a cultural issue, but seriously, damn! I work for a very large company that employes people from pretty much everywhere. I take a couple of phone calls a week from people needing help with something or to be directed elsewhere.

What is it with young Asian (specifically Chinese) women being utterly helpless and hesitant on the phone?

Let's start off with basic phone etiquette. When I answer, I state my name and my department. What I get are: Long pauses to the point of me repeating my greeting and sometimes an additional 'HELLO?" right before I hang up in frustration. ONLY then do I get a really hesitant and very very quiet "Um, hello?" Ok, YOU CALLED ME. I told you my name, I told you my department. At this point I'm waiting for you to tell me who you are and what you want. NOT hesitate, stall, not answer and then just say "hello", which then forces me to attempt to draw you out into real HUMAN conversation.

Seriously, if you can't handle basic phone greetings, you should completely fuck off, because you're being incredibly rude and unhelpful and wasting both our time.

After that, get to the fucking point. I hate having to work so hard just to get you to tell me the very basics of what you want. Almost hung up on this young woman this morning because I was getting really annoyed at the hesitation and non-cooperation with actually fucking communicating.

The phone, like email, is an important business tool. Learn how to use it in a professional manner or get some retraining.
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:20 PM
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Chimera, could it be a language issue? I'm wondering if they have been assigned to make the phone call because they "speak English" only they really don't, or only a little. Maybe they did well in English study in school, but have little or no real experience speaking to a native speaker. I found this a lot in Japan, and then there was the gender difference - boys or men would stumble through as best they could, while women would hem and haw, afraid to make a mistake.
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Got an IM from a co-worker, asking if I could come by and help her out. Given that this is the same co-worker who will ask me to give her the traffic report for her evening commute, or what the weather will be like for the week, I was fully prepared to us my Google-Fu.

I walk to the other side of the office and ask her what she needs. She's creating a form that is a hybrid of two different Word files. She wants to have a data entry field for her "Item #8," just like the one that is in "Item #7."

Apparently, the concept of copy & paste is completely unknown to her.
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Coworker, I seriously want to know WHAT you don't get about this job. Our main function is to collect money from one party and issue it to another party, according to a court order. I shouldn't look at your "Payments in suspense" screen and see THOUSANDS of dollars not issued because you either were too damn lazy to deal with it or because you didn't know how to get the money out the door. Either way, there are people who rely on these funds and your inaction is totally unacceptable.
Our boss is aware that you are just not getting it. Supposedly you are on a work plan. I have not noticed ONE iota of improvement. This is just not okay. Why are you even here?

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Damnation.

i know it's almost certainly a cultural issue, but seriously...
getting really annoyed at the hesitation and non-cooperation with actually fucking communicating.
I feel racist for demanding that others not play by their culture's "rules", but I just don't have time to wait while you play your mandatory "five minutes of self-effacing and tangenting before you can ask your question."

And then when I finally drag your problem out of you and answer you (quickly, clearly and completely) and ask you if you understand and you say Oh, YES, of course, thank you SO much, I really have to believe you...

...only to find out weeks later that sometimes you say YES because to say you still don't understand would mean that I would bring shame upon myself as a Not A Good Answerer and you want me to avoid that heartache... Huh?

Can we just put aside these silly "rules" that our culturally-bound parents ingrained in us... for the sake of actually fucking communicating?
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digs, get them to repeat back your explanation. It's perfectly possible that they actually are convinced they got it, or that they have taken incomplete notes / will forget some detail that turns out to be necessary when they're actually trying to do whatever.



Me, I'm still having this little issue with my coworkers spouting rows of TLAs at me with no instructions or addresses, but hey, I get paid for the time I spend writing back "Sorry, I'm going to need more details. What exactly is an ATF and where do I find it to fill it up? Who do I send or assign it to?" (I still don't know what it is, but I'm still reasonably sure it's not the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms people).

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Had to take a series of courses on computer security for my company.

Then almost-identical ones for the client.

A series of courses on the client's industry for the client.

Now taking an almost-identical copy for my company. I'm wondering if the voice is computer generated. Whether a computer or an actual guy, it keeps mispronouncing a word which appears in maybe 75% of the sentences in the course. I used to work in that industry and I've consulted for them before, plus it's a common enough word... the reason I wonder if it's computer generated is that this word actually gets pronounced correctly about 10% of the time.

I also had to take duplicate courses on "the importance of sitting up straight, with your elbows at 90º angles". I happen to have a Masters in Labor Safety, qualifying me to give that training If they tell me I have to take a course about Chemistry, I reserve the right to send my scanned diplomas as "proof of completion".

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Damnation.

i know it's almost certainly a cultural issue, but seriously, damn! I work for a very large company that employes people from pretty much everywhere. I take a couple of phone calls a week from people needing help with something or to be directed elsewhere.

What is it with young Asian (specifically Chinese) women being utterly helpless and hesitant on the phone?
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I feel racist for demanding that others not play by their culture's "rules", but I just don't have time to wait while you play your mandatory "five minutes of self-effacing and tangenting before you can ask your question."
I don't understand why you aren't using email. I know management thinks face-to-face, or at least voice-to-voice, is the best way to communicate and resolve issues, but that is obviously not the case here.

If they take the time to write out the question they will be much more at ease; if you write down the answer, they will have something to refer to.
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Dear helpdesk dingdongs:

1) My OST file is 12GB (sorry, I get a lot of email, not my fault). This machine has 8GB of RAM. Saving it by right clicking, copying, and pasting it ISN'T GOING TO WORK. You've tried it 10 times in the last half hour, with me watching over your virtual shoulder, and I'm ready to reach through the screen and virtually throttle you. cmd, motherfucker.

2) Congrats on managing to download the new version of Silverlight for me. Do you think you could actually manage to double click the actual file you just downloaded, instead of the one sitting next to it named Silverlight(1).exe with a time stamp of a year and a half ago? And when I tell you that you just ran the wrong version, actually check your work instead of telling me that it's up to date and you're closing the ticket?

Grrr... I usually stick up for the poor service desk slobs in threads where people bitch about IT, because I know what a tough, thankless job it is, but the Devry Alumni Association at my current job seems to have a special talent for picking wildly inconvenient times to work my tickets and leaving things worse than they found them.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:38 AM
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I don't understand why you aren't using email. I know management thinks face-to-face, or at least voice-to-voice, is the best way to communicate and resolve issues, but that is obviously not the case here.

If they take the time to write out the question they will be much more at ease; if you write down the answer, they will have something to refer to.
The mistake would be thinking that we initiated this or control the medium.

We take calls. Not that many, but people can call us. It would be rather bad form for me to tell this person 'I'm sorry, I don't have time for this crap. Can you email me?' or something similar.

I mean, when people are giving me large complicated database names or asking questions about details of something, I can and usually do tell them to put it in an email and send it to me. But we actually have to get through that pesky "communication" part to get to that point, and listening to silence and hesitation isn't communication.
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To the co-worker who was told on last Friday that s/he had until Tuesday to comment on a procedure and then told us they would need more time on Thursday afternoon:

Guess what, some of us don't wait until the last, how shall I say?, god-damned, shit-licking, final fucking minute, - or in this case, more than an extra day later, to accommodate lazy-assed mother-fuckers - to do our jobs.

Yes, I waited more than an extra day for you, because everyone knows you pull this last minute shit, but today I did my job and submitted the work, so, hell yes, I pushed backed, and tomorrow when I am asked to maybe see if I can maybe do something, I will push back again, because I am really, really sick of this piss-ant, petty-ass, power game you play.

And if I lose? I guarantee you, everyone loses.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:34 PM
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The mistake would be thinking that we initiated this or control the medium.

We take calls. Not that many, but people can call us. It would be rather bad form for me to tell this person 'I'm sorry, I don't have time for this crap. Can you email me?' or something similar.
Well, I was thinking more along the lines of, "Let's set up a phone appointment to discuss in greater depth, when I know I'll have all the time you need. Could you also send me an email describing the problem, so I can do some research before hand?"
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Well, I was thinking more along the lines of, "Let's set up a phone appointment to discuss in greater depth, when I know I'll have all the time you need. Could you also send me an email describing the problem, so I can do some research before hand?"
Not that complex an issue. This call would have been over in 30 seconds with a Real Human©. Most of them are like that, which is why it's so fucking annoying.
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Hey, Coworker! Don't ask me for help and then decide that I'm giving you too much help!
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Hey, Coworker! Don't ask me for help and then decide that I'm giving you too much help!
My response would be "ok, I'll make sure I'm giving you much much less help next time."

But of course, I have no idea if your 'too much help' was you stepping in front of co-worker, doing the work yourself and embarrassing this person in front of others.
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It would be rather bad form for me to tell this person 'I'm sorry, I don't have time for this crap. Can you email me?'...
I have a co-worker who we just found out has had a line like this as his answering message. And has for years!
"I'm sorry, I won't be checking messages today or tomorrow. If you need immediate help, please email me: idontneedtochat@notwastingtime.com."

And the amazing thing? He's helpful enough once people email him that NO ONE has ever complained.

They just email him with their problems (no hemming and hawing, no chatting), he asks a few questions until he gets succinct info, then he solves their problem without ever having to pull teeth or chit chat.

I am SO jealous...
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:32 PM
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Dear Jerkwad Director:

When you insist that you are the final person to review/approve everything before publication to the world, AND insist on reading every last word of every last document we're forced to send you, AND you're hypercritical of every last one of those words, you've accomplished three things:
  • Our quality inches up half a notch
  • Our efficiency plummets due to the subsequent meetings to get clarity on what your stinking issues are and the many document revisions needed before we can achieve the Holy Grail of your approval
  • Our time to market, hailed by no other august person than yourself as a critical KPI for our company, fails to improve by one iota

I only hope you're not sitting there mourning what a collection of hopeless, useless, stupid employees we are that we just can't manage to do things right the first time. Because you do this to all of us and we've compared notes and are pretty well convinced that when it comes to getting through your review, there's no such thing as correct.

So thanks. I hope you enjoy being a major roadblock in the success of an entire company because that's what you are.
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My response would be "ok, I'll make sure I'm giving you much much less help next time."

But of course, I have no idea if your 'too much help' was you stepping in front of co-worker, doing the work yourself and embarrassing this person in front of others.
We're cubemates, so it was just us. We have different jobs. I'm a developer, she's a designer. She's writing a design guide. (Which is the document a developer, myself or some other, will use to do our work from.)

She asked me to look at a section she was writing to see if it was comprehensible. It wasn't, and I nicely explained why. She began to argue with me about it, and I said "Dude, I get what you are going for (because she had explained it to me) but this is not it. If you kept it like this and I got it, I would end up crossing it out and then writing you an email asking you to clarify exactly what you meant." She claimed that was probably okay then, since I got the basic idea. At this point I suggested a way to write it that was easy to interpret and she declared that to be much helping.

We're pals, she's just stubborn to a degree I find impressive.
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Old 04-06-2016, 05:30 AM
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So, coworker, I take it it's OK for YOU to be buddy-buddy with a manager but it's not OK for ME to be buddy buddy? Isn't that interesting? Wait until you get the hard fact on paper that management now knows why your productivity is down and you've been taken off your favorite tasks because of it. I'll just be watching it all and trying not to snicker.
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I realize I was just here complaining about my coworkers not having lives but . . .

I put in a vacation request, about 6 weeks in advance. My manager said OK, but the person I will be working with at the time is worried because last time I was on vacation I "disappeared."

Was I supposed to take my work with me?

If I go on vacation and still do whatever you need me to do, will I not have to use vacation days?

Is this just a difference between working for huge corporations and small companies?

I'm starting to consider calling a recruiter again.
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