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I think this photo says it all. Its quarter to ten,i have been at this for five hours and i am only a third of the way through. And the deadline has been arbitrarily moved to this Friday! I love it when they do that to me. It makes the tumors grow.

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prophetx From: prophetx Date: August 16th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
that looks like NGX in the bg what deadline are you trying to reach?
feren From: feren Date: August 16th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
We're changing Managed Security Service providers. Apparently we signed a contract and, in that contract, a specification was made that all configuration information must be ready for them by this Friday.

I'm so glad I was consulted on this deadline during negotiations.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 17th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm so glad I was consulted on this deadline during negotiations.

Shanedoll is starting to see a theme emerge here. Contracts.... Yes - definitely seeing a theme here, but in my current state (drunken confusion.)

I can't figure it out...
prophetx From: prophetx Date: August 16th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
no more fujitsu then?
markvd From: markvd Date: August 16th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, GO HOME!
angelwind From: angelwind Date: August 16th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't stress about it...it'll make your hair fall...

Sorry, too late.
linnaeus From: linnaeus Date: August 17th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Hate hate hate.

Arbitrary deadlines are a key part of our strategy of maintaining a "sense of urgency".
roho From: roho Date: August 17th, 2006 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hate hate hate.

Guess we now know why the 7th floor bathrooms are always in the state they're in. Too much urgency and too many missed arbitrary deadlines.
rustitobuck From: rustitobuck Date: August 17th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I just got home from the colo center, after installing a switch that puts a client's server online.

Almost didn't, because we have 24/7 access but somehow my name never made it to the list of people allowed in the office building after hours.

This is after the late night adventure last week, taking a hub from the junk pile down there that worked perfectly well when I tried it out at home. But it didn't like the switches at the colo center.


The day job is getting better about actually coming to me for estimates, but still suffers from the "Oh look, an emergency" ADD syndrome once in a while.
ottr From: ottr Date: August 17th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm gonna sing the "I'm a Tumor" song now o/~
nekosensei From: nekosensei Date: August 17th, 2006 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that's when I would say, "you want me to do what? And by when? Ha ha ha. You're pretty funny. Okay, I'm going home. Y-all have fun now! Buh-bye!"
tarinfirepelt From: tarinfirepelt Date: August 17th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds about as much fun as work calling me at 9:30 last week informing me that I was going to have to get up at 2:30 am to make a 4 am concrete pour. They lucked out. I was about to indulge in a large margarita to put me asleep for the scheduled 4:30 wake up (plus a 3 hour drive) I was origonally on line for.

Had I drank it I never would have made it past the Safety Officer.

Moral of the story:

1: Drink your booze fast damn it!
2: Never answer the phone past 9:00.

I feel your pain brother.
From: schloss_adler Date: August 18th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

I smell something... But my sense of smell is all but destroyed due to many years of sinus problems.... So, please help me out

Do I smell (check all that apply):

_____ "Authority without Responsibility"

_____ "Accoutability without appropriate resources"

_____ "Arbitrary Deadlines"

_____ "Committments made by management without feedback from staff"

_____ All of the above
nullmuse From: nullmuse Date: August 25th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry to report that I saw this picture and thought, "Huh!....I thought I was the only one who ever felt that way!"

I'm saving your pic to my desktop for the next time I need some moral support! :D
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