I’m going to be vague here, since this is a real life situation and since I don’t want the details out in the open. I simply want to vent. It isn’t about anyone on this board (it’s work related).
Basically, it’s about people who deliberately lie to cover their asses, and who do so knowing that their lies will go over the heads of most of the (2 dozen) people they carbon copied on the email detailing their deliberate lies. To the folks who did this, knowing that the high level officials and supervisors you were carbon copying your lies to wouldn’t have a clue what the actual issue was, but instead simply see the tone and (your) outrage, I just have this to say…your mama was a hamster, and your daddy smelled of elderberries. I fart in your general direction, you disgrace to the industry hacks. Take ‘Network Engineer’ from your titles, and instead put ‘Lying Assholes’ instead, since that’s closer to the truth.
The one bright, shinning part of all of this is that my boss IS quite technical…and, after dispassionately assembling the facts herself and assuring herself that she DID have all the facts straight proceeded to cut you all off at the knees. And in an email to everyone YOU chose to carbon copy your horseshit too. And your ploy to try and skate your lies past all those officials and supervisors didn’t really work out so well either, since MY original explanation wasn’t nearly as far over their heads as you apparently thought it was, so you’ve basically managed to both reinforce your image as fuckups AND provide new data showing you are as well. Overall, it turned out pretty well from where I’m sitting, even if you had my blood pressure up most of the day over this whole bullshit issue…and even though the actual customer, who desperately needs this system to be working still doesn’t have a working system. But I’ll fix that, just like I fixed it the last time, and despite the fact that it’s YOUR (fucked up) system, designed by you, with your special snowflake setup. Ironically, what this has done is to show that the credit you guys took when we got this system up and working and I fixed it in the past really should have gone to me, because, you see, if YOU knew what the fuck you were doing you wouldn’t need me to fix it for you. Idiots.
In closing, I just wanted to say fuck you very much…and also, thank you, because this has really put a spotlight on something that has been a problem for a while. That you actually took it up the ass by your own actions and probably caused irreparable damage to what little cred you still had just makes it all the sweeter from my perspective.