welfare bum

Successfully missing the point since 1977.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

No, I tried that. Why? 42. Doesn't work.

today has been one of those kinds of days where the pursuit of information seems entirely futile. you know, you ask someone a yes or now question, and somehow the answer ends up being "that's what i thought".

many questions have been asked today, only to be met by numerous irrelevant answers.

Q: Which of these two clients needs the changes?
A: The report is for Bob (who happens to work for both clients).

Q: Would the client prefer option A or option B?
A: The client is very pleased with the option you provided.

another frustrating and similar situation has to do with our fussy client that wanted a customized report. then they decided that the custom report didn't suit their needs and they wanted it to be like the original report. now that they've been presented with the modified original, they want it to be completely customized again and managed to send me an extraordinarily rude email to let me know that. if it weren't for the whole possibility of getting fired, my next response was going to be somewhere between "fuck off" and "fuck off and die bastards".

"fuck off and die" seems to be the happy medium between those two.



  • At Fri May 25, 03:56:00 AM, Blogger Vengelyne said…

    Maybe they don't like close-ended questions and prefer to give you more lengthy answers despite the irrelevance.

    And wasn't a business requirement analysis conducted prior to designing those reports? Or just charge them a variable order (VO) for the recustomization of reports. >:)

  • At Fri May 25, 02:24:00 PM, Blogger mmat said…

    requirement analysis??? who needs those. my company doesn't really seem to care how long it takes because they charge the client an hourly rate for my services. i guess that means to my boss, he doesn't care if i ask a yes or no question and get an answer of six and a half.


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