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Simon's Avatar Picture Simon – December 18, 2007 07:38PM Reply Quote
For all your work woes.

El Jeffe – August 06, 2017 12:53PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
are there preferences that customers (or whatever that organization has) CAN request?

John Willoughby – August 06, 2017 06:08PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Wow.

ARL (Moderator) – August 07, 2017 12:39AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
In some added irony (or lack of self-awareness, I think I abuse the word irony sometimes) the person became offended that we were insinuating they were racist. No insinuation at all buddy, we're flat out saying it, and #SorryNotSoory if that gives you the sads...

dharlow – November 04, 2017 04:54PM Reply Quote
So another boss bitching. I was trying to start a side business with a neighbor so I gave him access to my eBay account (tied to the company name/bank accounts/etc), for some reason he thought it would be fine to use on his friends computer and leave it logged in. His friend thought it would be good "joke" to search for and save a bunch of adult material on the account. Now my neighbor does not understand why he completely has lost my trust and I don't want to start any business or work with him now. My feeling is if he can't be trusted to protect an eBay account how can I trust him with the rest of the business where we would be dealing with folks personal information as part of a transaction, and of course money. They both think I should just get over it and move on, yet for some reason I just can not.

ARL (Moderator) – November 04, 2017 10:03PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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dharlow
So another boss bitching. I was trying to start a side business with a neighbor so I gave him access to my eBay account (tied to the company name/bank accounts/etc), for some reason he thought it would be fine to use on his friends computer and leave it logged in. His friend thought it would be good "joke" to search for and save a bunch of adult material on the account. Now my neighbor does not understand why he completely has lost my trust and I don't want to start any business or work with him now. My feeling is if he can't be trusted to protect an eBay account how can I trust him with the rest of the business where we would be dealing with folks personal information as part of a transaction, and of course money. They both think I should just get over it and move on, yet for some reason I just can not.

Word. It was a test and they failed.

El Jeffe – November 05, 2017 06:55AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
As they saying goes, do you know how you (can) trust people? Trust them.
.... as in TO FIND OUT if you can trust them.
You've done this.
And they have not earned your trust.

On another note, and while watching way too much UK TV... I really, really, really do not understand people's psyche at so often making sexual/lewd jokes.
My HS mascot was "Trojans" and it was not until I was in college, when someone said "That must have been less than great to have constant jokes made about you/them"...
I was like 'What do you mean?"
Then he mentioned condoms..

My mind had NEVER gone there in the 18 years our HS mascot was Trojans. Never.

The "The Great British Bake Off" show is littered with innuendos joking about all manners of falic this or that. I really don't know why it must clutter some minds as it does.

Oh well...

NEVER let anyone besmirch your eBay identity. I have not even let my wife use mine. I have 43 years of 100% GOOD ratings... ok, slightly fewer years....

ARL (Moderator) – November 05, 2017 10:55AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Life would be so dull without nearly constant innuendo...

TGB's columns would have been much shorter...

El Jeffe – November 05, 2017 11:25AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
At least UK TV programming would have about 20% less content to it without so many references to body/funcitons... :)

El Jeffe – December 08, 2017 05:15AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
This is always a double-edged sword. I am still employed through massive wave of firings this past few weeks. Always bittersweet.

John Willoughby – December 08, 2017 11:05AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Good luck for the future, El Jeffe. Once the Reaper starts to walk the halls, he generally doesn't leave for long.

El Jeffe – December 22, 2017 08:39AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
add me/mine to list of employer-declared federal tax plan "bonuses for everyone", list.

tomierna (Admin) – December 22, 2017 12:22PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
Don't spend it, because you'll need it to help offset the tax increases you'll be subject to in the next 10 years. (Assuming of course that you make less than $400k or so...)

John Willoughby – December 22, 2017 01:06PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
The charts show that, for my income level, my taxes diminish for a few years, then steadily grow to become significantly higher. It's funny how Congress delayed some tax provisions to take place after 2020... I wonder what could be happening in 2020 that they'd want to keep taxes suppressed for...

El Jeffe – December 23, 2017 03:56AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I'd love to "not spend" any one thing. I can't believe the hemorrhaging of money that is my life with our kids where they are right now.

ARL (Moderator) – February 27, 2018 07:28AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

I hate being stuck on an unpaid management committee. Fucking hate hate hate it.

Particularly when you have to chair the committee, and there's committee members nitpicking various decisions and strategic direction, but when you say to them, "well, what do you propose? And are you going to do it?" you get the sound of crickets...

dharlow – February 28, 2018 03:58AM Reply Quote
Been there...

El Jeffe – May 29, 2018 04:14AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Last week brought even more sweeping changes to my employer. Hundreds more, since the March "Hundreds more" are in turmoil again. sigh, oh well.

John Willoughby – May 29, 2018 09:35AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Sorry, El Jeffe, ride the storm out.

YDD – June 21, 2018 09:33PM Reply Quote
I have a problem.... my boss has told me to be nicer to a colleague on the other side of the country. Yesterday, I found out that said colleague either made a change or signed off on someone else's change which killed logging in our Test systems. If I'm right about this, then this was done several weeks ago, but they didn't notice. A roll out to production has been started, but fortunately a difference in configuration has meant that Production logging has survived. Actually, that difference in configuration is probably the reason for the failure of logs in Test - I discovered a nasty can of worms last year which must have been festering for at least two years before that. However, there were too many other fires at the time to fix it. I did warn the colleague about the issue I'd found - and suggested that they take advantage of the changes they were making (very closely related) to fix the issue simultaneously. Instead, it appears that another bale was cheerfully tossed onto the camel's back.

So.... what are the polite ways of suggesting that we perhaps have test systems for a reason?

ARL (Moderator) – June 21, 2018 09:53PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
As a paper trail to cover your arse (given your boss has said "be nice") maybe make your point but emphasise the "we're all in this together/let's sort this out as a team" blah blah blah.

Don't bosses normally gobble up that teamwork stuff?

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