More of a mindless and pointless thing than an all-out rant, really, but I think I might work for the most fucked-up company on the planet. I’m working on a project that is ill-conceived to begin with, but to make it even more enjoyable they continue to revisit the schedule and lop off bits of work they think don’t need to be budgeted. Yesterday, they shifted up the deadline again and rearranged the tasks, such that some of the tasks we haven’t even gotten around to doing are already overdue. It’s no use protesting that this gives lie to any attempt to argue that the schedule is supposed to reflect even a distorted view of reality, and instead violates the whole causal loop issue so important in cosmology; they just say that we need to “accelerate our efforts” and “escalate our priorities”. Never mind we’re all putting in 75 hour weeks as it is, or that we are continually hampered by problems with the computer and network infrastructure, making any effort to stay within ridiculously compressed deadlines utterly futile.
Yes, it’s another episode of The Idiot In The Big Leather Chair. Next up, we have a guy with nice hair spouting semantically-vacuous word salad while clipping his nose hair. Oh, and they recently updated the severance policy to reduce the payout by roughly half of what it was two years ago. Yeah, that’s making me really want to bust ass for your pathetic, tar-baby, dead-end, conceived by inbred tapeworm project.
Oh hell, I’d make more efforts to satirize this but I’m just too damn tired; not that I’ll sleep much, and I’ve got to be back there at 07:00 tomorrow morning, so I can subject myself to another day of frustrating nonproductivity in trying to fix the network problems our MIS people can’t even prounounce.
Anybody have a suggestion for a change in vocation for a dried-up and apathetic mechanical engineer?