And I’m still here…

And here I wait…hoping for success in a server/application move that I don’t really have control of…and could not do adequate testing for…and is on a dangerously tight timeline. My production equipment, forcefully propelled into a world where the procedure is the goal, and folks that don’t have a clue what it does are in charge of it. Sort of. In charge but not responsible. Their structure is designed to ensure that.

My production concerns were dismissed out of hand.

When I couldn’t get the results I wanted in testing…I was assured that it would work because this process is used everywhere and “they’re selling hundreds of copies of this software”.

Yeah. That makes it good. “It would work.” I hope so, I really do…but what colossal arrogance and blind ignorance they possess to patronize me like that. They don’t even know what “it” is, does, or consists of.

We haven’t successfully done one of these migrations here. Not on a production server. Not on a heavy night…before another heavy day. I don’t have control of it…so I’m forced to place my confidence in folks that have no serious stake in it. Folks that haven’t earned my respect, and in fact, have earned exactly the opposite. Vendors. The lowest bidder.

Anyway…bosses and such didn’t seem to be worried about it…so I really shouldn’t be either…except I’m the one that has to make sure it works or fix it if it doesn’t. I’m the one that’s here.

Meetings and such earlier. Hours of them. Gad. What a total waste of humanity.

So. A 16-hour day so far.

And I’m still here.

CUAgain,
Daniel Meyer

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