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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #175 on: October 23, 2017, 12:23:44 PM »
Axe do you also work on my team at Wells because they exact scenario seems to happen every couple of months when we do our third part vendor software update.

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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #176 on: October 23, 2017, 12:54:12 PM »
Good call Axe.  I've been on many calls for upgrades and testing and whatnot.  Always on the tech end myself, and I can tell you that there is almost never an instances where the tech guys call the shots on timing.  It's business oriented and the client makes the calls.  You are right to tell them that IMO. 

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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #177 on: October 23, 2017, 02:15:58 PM »
Work related gripes?  That's one hell of a long list.   :yeahright
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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #178 on: October 23, 2017, 02:20:03 PM »
It's okay. Let it out. You are among friends.
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #179 on: October 23, 2017, 03:39:40 PM »
It's not that.  Don't have the time. :lol

Work related appreciations would've been a much shorter list.   :rollin
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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #180 on: October 31, 2017, 06:27:38 AM »
I'm playing the asshole card this morning.

The vegetarians in my department.

We have two vegetarians in our department of 34 people. Both are vegetarians not because of ethical animal concerns, but because of fitness goals. Once a quarter we have a quarterly birthday party and on days like today we'll set aside an hour and a half for a potluck. Every. Single. Person. that contributes to these things feels like they have to accommodate these two guys. Every item in conference room so far is vegetarian. We're having six large pizzas delivered, and THREE of them are veggie (5 if you count the two pies that are just cheese). What the fuck? I get it, there are vegetarians in the office, but do the two of them warrant HALF (5) of our greasy goodnesses to not have meat on them? Only one of the pizzas has meat and it's a pepperoni. 1 pizza with meat for a department of 34. It's a damn shame cause this place makes slamming meat based pizzas.

One guy a few cubes down was just bragging "I brought in cauliflower wings". If I didn't tell you otherwise, you'd swear they were boneless chicken wings. Go fuck yourself, Mitch. You're not fooling anyone with that shit.

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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #181 on: October 31, 2017, 06:44:11 AM »
System Development Life Cycles and Signoffs

My department has an average of 1 manager for every 3.5 people, and a result of that is having a cluster fuck of an SDLC. If we need to add a field to a table in production, there is a 69 step SDLC with 13 signoffs that are needed along the way. It's my job to keep track and of and obtain all of these signoffs.

Over the last 18 months, I've had to spec out 97 changes to production. This means that over the last 18 months, I've needed to obtain 1,261 individual sign offs for various things. Well, my boss' boss, has started to think about our next audit which is another 18 months from now, and he's been looking through my logs. There are 11 signoffs unaccounted for. All projects were done on time and completed successfully. He's been up my ass for the last week about me finding these 11 missing signoffs and filling in the gaps. They don't exist. I dropped the ball on a few of them, and he personally never delivered 6 of the 11 that are missing, despite me having record of sending him multiple requests to do so.

That's pretty much it. I want to put my fist through his computer.

Are you me? I hate hate hate hate those signoffs and all the shitty paperwork that needs to be done for one simple fucking change.
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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #182 on: October 31, 2017, 07:29:16 AM »
I'm playing the asshole card this morning.

The vegetarians in my department.

We have two vegetarians in our department of 34 people. Both are vegetarians not because of ethical animal concerns, but because of fitness goals. Once a quarter we have a quarterly birthday party and on days like today we'll set aside an hour and a half for a potluck. Every. Single. Person. that contributes to these things feels like they have to accommodate these two guys. Every item in conference room so far is vegetarian. We're having six large pizzas delivered, and THREE of them are veggie (5 if you count the two pies that are just cheese). What the fuck? I get it, there are vegetarians in the office, but do the two of them warrant HALF (5) of our greasy goodnesses to not have meat on them? Only one of the pizzas has meat and it's a pepperoni. 1 pizza with meat for a department of 34. It's a damn shame cause this place makes slamming meat based pizzas.

One guy a few cubes down was just bragging "I brought in cauliflower wings". If I didn't tell you otherwise, you'd swear they were boneless chicken wings. Go fuck yourself, Mitch. You're not fooling anyone with that shit.

/rant

I had a kid - well, I still do, haha - who had a milk allergy as a child (she's grown out of it).   That's a problem at school, especially with baked goods.    I - and to be fair, my ex-wife - ALWAYS made sure we carried the water on making her experience as good as it can be.  We brought things as appropriate, but also were clear that, in so many words, "life sucks".   We're not all in exactly the same boat at the exact same times.  We took our cue from another student that was literally allergic to everything (including red dye number something) and so at the start of the year, the parents had a package that they gave to the teachers so that if and when there were snacks provided to any of the kids for any reason, there was something available for him. 

I don't care if it makes me look like an asshole.  If you have a dietary choice, that is on you to accommodate.   I'm not saying that I will purposefully bring meat to a function like that - I won't - but I don't feel that means that every function has to be a meat-free exercise.   

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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #183 on: October 31, 2017, 07:35:36 AM »
System Development Life Cycles and Signoffs

My department has an average of 1 manager for every 3.5 people, and a result of that is having a cluster fuck of an SDLC. If we need to add a field to a table in production, there is a 69 step SDLC with 13 signoffs that are needed along the way. It's my job to keep track and of and obtain all of these signoffs.

Over the last 18 months, I've had to spec out 97 changes to production. This means that over the last 18 months, I've needed to obtain 1,261 individual sign offs for various things. Well, my boss' boss, has started to think about our next audit which is another 18 months from now, and he's been looking through my logs. There are 11 signoffs unaccounted for. All projects were done on time and completed successfully. He's been up my ass for the last week about me finding these 11 missing signoffs and filling in the gaps. They don't exist. I dropped the ball on a few of them, and he personally never delivered 6 of the 11 that are missing, despite me having record of sending him multiple requests to do so.

That's pretty much it. I want to put my fist through his computer.

Are you me? I hate hate hate hate those signoffs and all the shitty paperwork that needs to be done for one simple fucking change.

Signoffs are a tricky thing; some Six Sigma analyses have shown that the more signatures required, the more likely that there are ethics issues and compliance issues.   The idea is that after the first couple signings, the rest just "sign" without real deep analysis, just because others' do.    Having said that, there are times - in a process approval situation - where multiple functions are required to move tollgates.   The problem arises when you allow for a tollgate to be met without ALL the appropriate signatures (thus creating your eleven).   

An after the fact signature is not just an issue of ass-covering; it's actually problematic because if something DOES go wrong, you run the risk of mis-allocating the blame, thus shooting your failure analysis between the eyes.   Chino, if you have a quality guy, you (or your manager, or whoever) ought to be discussing this.   If a signature doesn't hold up a tollgate, it's extraneous and added work.  If it does hold up a tollgate, the signing parties have to be accountable not only for the function they represent, but for the schedule and responsibility of BEING the signer.   I know in GE, we had one process (it was the tollgate system for the manufacture of a freight train order) where you couldn't move forward without the requisite signatures, and if the signatures couldn't be gotten, both the tollgate owner AND the signor were called to the carpet.    You didn't want unanswered requests for approval sitting in your box, I can tell you that.     

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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #184 on: October 31, 2017, 07:41:07 AM »
I'm playing the asshole card this morning.

The vegetarians in my department.

We have two vegetarians in our department of 34 people. Both are vegetarians not because of ethical animal concerns, but because of fitness goals. Once a quarter we have a quarterly birthday party and on days like today we'll set aside an hour and a half for a potluck. Every. Single. Person. that contributes to these things feels like they have to accommodate these two guys. Every item in conference room so far is vegetarian. We're having six large pizzas delivered, and THREE of them are veggie (5 if you count the two pies that are just cheese). What the fuck? I get it, there are vegetarians in the office, but do the two of them warrant HALF (5) of our greasy goodnesses to not have meat on them? Only one of the pizzas has meat and it's a pepperoni. 1 pizza with meat for a department of 34. It's a damn shame cause this place makes slamming meat based pizzas.

One guy a few cubes down was just bragging "I brought in cauliflower wings". If I didn't tell you otherwise, you'd swear they were boneless chicken wings. Go fuck yourself, Mitch. You're not fooling anyone with that shit.

/rant

I had a kid - well, I still do, haha - who had a milk allergy as a child (she's grown out of it).   That's a problem at school, especially with baked goods.    I - and to be fair, my ex-wife - ALWAYS made sure we carried the water on making her experience as good as it can be.  We brought things as appropriate, but also were clear that, in so many words, "life sucks".   We're not all in exactly the same boat at the exact same times.  We took our cue from another student that was literally allergic to everything (including red dye number something) and so at the start of the year, the parents had a package that they gave to the teachers so that if and when there were snacks provided to any of the kids for any reason, there was something available for him. 

I don't care if it makes me look like an asshole.  If you have a dietary choice, that is on you to accommodate.   I'm not saying that I will purposefully bring meat to a function like that - I won't - but I don't feel that means that every function has to be a meat-free exercise.

If these people were allergic to meat like in the way a peanut could send a kid to a hospital, it'd be one thing. I wouldn't mind accommodations. But the fact that it's a life choice, primarily so they can run marathons and stuff... I feel no obligation to bend the knee to them. I have 4 pounds of pork shoulder in the crock pot on my desk, and I'd bet this week's paycheck it's the first thing to go.

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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #185 on: October 31, 2017, 07:47:38 AM »
I have 4 pounds of pork shoulder in the crock pot on my desk, and I'd bet this week's paycheck it's the first thing to go.

...and your office is where? (Just general local curiosity, nothing more.  That's not me in the janitor's outfit sneaking around your floor).

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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #186 on: October 31, 2017, 09:06:03 AM »
I have 4 pounds of pork shoulder in the crock pot on my desk, and I'd bet this week's paycheck it's the first thing to go.

...and your office is where? (Just general local curiosity, nothing more.  That's not me in the janitor's outfit sneaking around your floor).

Let's just say that if you were standing outside City Steam, and I stepped outside my building and screamed "BILL!", you'd have no problem hearing me loud and clear.

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« Reply #187 on: November 22, 2017, 05:34:45 PM »
So I am getting slammed this morning with orders and phone calls. And my partner for this morning just wants to chat it up and run her mouth. Now on top of that I am two feet away from her and in her 20 min conversation with another co-worker, she does the thing where she talks at normal volume and then whispers when she's talking about something I'm apparently not supposed to hear, and it went back and forth between talking normal then whispering, then talking normal and its so blatant and obvious.

Not only do I find it rude, but dumbass I'm 2 feet away from you. I heard everything you said about your period despite you whispering.
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« Reply #188 on: February 12, 2018, 07:17:19 AM »
It drives me nuts when the sole actions of other co-workers brings heat on to you.

OT is a four letter word at my job, to the point where if you go over 40, you will get called into the office. Last week the scheduler arranged for me to have another person to come in 30 mins early to relieve me on one day, since I was gonna go over 40 for that particular week. Well, that person forget they were supposed to come in early and by the time I texted them and they got there, I was 22 mins overtime. Overtime for which I got shit for this morning, even though legally I can't leave a pharmacy without there being another pharmacist on duty. So yeah, that was a fun way to start a monday morning  :P
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Re: Work Related Gripes V The Wrath Of Jay..
« Reply #189 on: February 12, 2018, 11:08:47 AM »
It drives me nuts when the sole actions of other co-workers brings heat on to you.

OT is a four letter word at my job, to the point where if you go over 40, you will get called into the office. Last week the scheduler arranged for me to have another person to come in 30 mins early to relieve me on one day, since I was gonna go over 40 for that particular week. Well, that person forget they were supposed to come in early and by the time I texted them and they got there, I was 22 mins overtime. Overtime for which I got shit for this morning, even though legally I can't leave a pharmacy without there being another pharmacist on duty. So yeah, that was a fun way to start a monday morning  :P

Shit.

I pulled some double time on Friday.

Sent a message to my boss apologizing and was just told its all good and he trusts my judgment.

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I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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