Thursday, March 18, 2010

Friendly Tip

Here it is, free for nothin' and worth every cent:

When you are asked to help on a project in which your employer has three (3) days of on-site help (and not one second more) from the supplier, a project in which your immediate boss and his department head had determined and specified every functionality they need weeks in advance, do not go to some effort to trip up the implementation of those functions while lecturing all around you about how that sort of thing is unnecessary, always causes trouble and, based on your Decades of Experience in The Business (within +/- 5 years of everyone else working with you, buddy), Must Not Be Done. Especially do not when earlier versions of most of the stuff you're warning against were already in use for at least twenty years and have been much-missed by the operating staff in the two and a half years after being removed.

That would be the same operating staff that looks at you, aghast, as you deliver your pronouncements about How Things Are To Be Done, even though you have never done any of them yourself.

And really don't do it when your boss is standin' behind you, listening. 'Cos it took me a lot of work to get him in the right place at the right time.


That is all.


og said...

Now that's just nasty! If I dislike someone that much I just hit them.

Paul said...

Unfortunately, not every one that needs hit gets one.

We are going through some thing like that here. We are replacing a custom software package that has pieces written to support some contracts with a package that doesn't do that. Since management sunk over a million dollars in buying this monstrosity it will be installed regardless of the plentiful warning signs. The project owner has a year or two before retirement and much like the one, she is of the mind that the end justifies the means.

Can't smack her, regardless of need.

Stranger said...



Crucis said...

Heh. You fight dirty. I like that.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Well played.

Drang said...

Sounds like there's about to be a job opening.

Anonymous said...

You have a big knife. A+ for style.

See Ya.

Ed Skinner said...

Time to go to the range and blow up some stuff.

Roberta X said...

Oh, yeah!

--And for those of you suggesting the villain of the piece might get further comeuppance? Ha! He's been pulling that trick for years. Once success was attained, he made much of havin' been behind it all along. It's just fun to make sure the boss sees otherwise.

Jeffro said...

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

Way to scorch his - ahhh, buttocks!