Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Smug Luddite Bastards...

Why do I even bother getting to work at 8am when the network never works until 9am? I mean, the e-mail is consistently down, the server is consistently down, and every now and then the server will hiccup, forget who has file priority, and save over the changes I've spent eight hours making. Hooray!!

One of the project managers says "Well, Chris, a poor carpenter blames his tools". By his logic, it stands to reason that I, as a poor draftsman, am blaming my tools for the bad job I did... therefore, because the network is down, it's my fault. I think a more apt platitude would be "Well, Dion, a poor carpenter doesn't have tools... a BAD carpenter blames the tools he has." He, as always, just makes some snarky 'you're just a kid and couldn't possibly understand what I REALLY meant' face, and goes back to work, confident in the fact that I have the IQ of a bathroom deodorizer.

What a world I live in! Ah well, I was given a 'sign' yesterday that I survived this round of employee attrition : I was given one of the new, EXPENSIVE electronic keys. Yayy!

Well, this Friday I go down for my grandma's memorial service, complete with explaining to Sebastian exactly what that means, and trying to keep him quiet through all of it. Also, being around my entire family and having to avoid explaining that, no, I can't cry, and to please shut the hell up about it.

Free Song Of The Day:
Killing Joke - Pandaemonium

Amusing Pic Of The Day:
No can do, the network won't let me.

Sebby Quote Of The Day:
"I wasn't asleep, I was just getting comfortable." (In regards to his nap from 6:15pm to 10pm)

5 comments:

lostdwarf said...

I know you know this but your company seriously doesn't treat you with enough respect. I don't know what the job market is like where you live in the area you work but, seriously, you need to look for something else.

And your boss is a dink. What else would you blame but your tools? If something's not levelled properly because the level's wrong, how is it the carpenter's fault? What the hell kind of analogy is that?

lostdwarf said...

I know you know this but your company seriously doesn't treat you with enough respect. I don't know what the job market is like where you live in the area you work but, seriously, you need to look for something else.

And your boss is a dink. What else would you blame but your tools? If something's not levelled properly because the level's wrong, how is it the carpenter's fault? What the hell kind of analogy is that?

Mighty Jalapeno said...

He's not my boss, he's a project manager on a different project who feels it important to drive home the fact that I'm not that good... which seems counter-intuitive to getting a good result out of me. He's a nice guy, though, but he sort of has my dad's philosophy: "Everyone younger than you is retarded."

Mighty Jalapeno said...

He's not my boss, he's a project manager on a different project who feels it important to drive home the fact that I'm not that good... which seems counter-intuitive to getting a good result out of me. He's a nice guy, though, but he sort of has my dad's philosophy: "Everyone younger than you is retarded."

lostdwarf said...

Huh, our posts were so good, they needed to be printed twice.

And the project manager sucks. When I actually have money and get you to design my dream house, you can rub your awesome design in his face.

After you've rubbed them in poo.