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JEEZ! What a rude awakening..

Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 2:32 pm by flerly.

So here I sit at my desk, minding my own business and trying to appear occupied, when I hear a light footstep behind me that I barely have time to register as getting closer to me, when I suddenly hear *POP* from the little leftover 4th of July ‘pop’ that Billy has just thrown over my head onto my desk. It makes him and me jump, because it’s so loud. And he immediately says “Whoa, I didn’t know those things were so loud indoors” then walks off… leaving me to clean the ash and paper scraps and CRAP off of my paperwork, phone, keyboard.. blah blah. WHAT a bum.

Before the “guests” left today, they pulled us together for a meeting. That and all the other “talk” floating around the office has led to some interesting developments for Comstock. Looks like we may become permanent business casual, as we dreaded, with the possibility of casual Fridays. The engineers are “in lust” with the visiting Honolulu engineers, and are excited to see the ways procedural things are going to be changing for them. They announced that from this day forward, all our development will be done in Perl or XML only. For those who don’t know, XML, they said, there will be a learning curve.. work will happen in phases until everyone is up to speed, but they expect the majority of learning XML to happen on our own personal time.

We now also have to diligently log our time each day, especially those people doing project based work, which includes myself. So.. I’m trying to figure out what project I will be appending my time spent on the Livejournal addiction to. Lucky folks up front get to attribute their entire day as blocks of “administrative” tasks, not hourly like us. Ghei.

New equipment is already starting to arrive, and I think I actually noticed JamesMcF drooling over some Fed-Ex boxes he was opening. Can’t wait until we get some new desktop PCs. Maybe then I can get by with less than 3 bluescreens a day.

Oh well.. best get back to looking occupied. I think my ears have finally stopped ringing.


1 Comment

  1. schlemaggle has made a Comment

    time-logging is ghei.
    we have to do the same.
    i am required to break my time up in increments of 15 minutes, like such: writing exams, studying for exams, proofreading someone else’s exam, department meetings, etc. and it gets even more complicated when doing three different exams for three different programs at once.

    if you have a discerning eye, you will notice that “lj-ing” is not a category. “lj-ing” is a mystical being that takes on the attributes of any other category. read: “lj-ing” is recorded as time spent on the project related to whatever other browser window you happen to be using as a safety net. for example, this morning, i spent two hours “developing an exam”, which i am still currently “doing”. notice that only the word “intermittently” is omitted from that statement in order to make it true…

    what ever happened to the honor system?
    to the good ole days when bosses cared more about positive p.r. than employee productivity?
    to days when bosses weren’t concerned with what employees actually did at work, so long as the company was making a profit?
    i miss them.

    July 11, 2002 @ 8:26 am

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