Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. m0n4g3

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    As i always say.... let's see how they would fair with pidgeons and doing their blast calculations on paper, hell what about actually driving to a higher standard rather than relying on a 5million dollar project to implement 4g LTE underground via leeky feeder, and getting full position reporting back to our offices via said 4g network, for collision detection....

    OH WAIT... nah we don't need IT ;)
     
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    I hear variations of this everywhere I go. Whether it's not counting IT in something because they're not a profit centre, or not counting IT because they aren't production/customer facing, or not counting IT because "fuck it, we just don't understand it".

    Queue the Carl Sagan quote about how many people rely on technology for daily existence, but how few actually understand it. And in the generation of iPhones and social media, it's only getting worse.
     
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    IT shoulda just went in and turned out the lights and turned off the machines/AMPS/Projectors in that presentation room, then they'd be stuffed. :)
     
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    Heck, turn off the lights and you'll probably have at least one person on the phone to IT...
     
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    just one?
     
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    :p


    Edit: From my experience with Miners, most of em would use any fault as an excuse to stop work for the day an crack open a cold one.

    YMMV!
     
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    Last year's employee satisfaction survey (5-way multi-choice - strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree), we were instructed not to use the 'neutral' multi-choice answer because it's counted as a negative and instead guided to use 'agree' as our new 'neutral'.

    Whaddya know, results are in and overwhelming employee satisfaction according to our pretty graphs guys! Bonuses all round for upper management! :thumbup:
     
  8. dave_dave_dave

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    User: Can you please allow $ransomware to run because its pivotal to my job.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Heh. I've never in my life worked for a company that dared to do an employee satisfaction survey more than once.

    The first time is typically a massive shock to management. Then they just give up on even pretending to care.
     
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    Or my personal favorite, i had happen recently.

    "Sorry we don't have an I.T. budget for the new site, as we forgot to include it in the site proposal"
     
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    Gotta hand it to my work on that front, they've done it yearly since I joined, and show year to year comparisons, even if stuff is worse.
     
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    I'm working on three separate jobs right now, all with $0 IT budget.

    And yet, somehow the whole job impinges on whether or not the kit on site is up to the spec of copying floptillions of terrorbytes of data around in a 24 hour period with no room for failure or retry should it not work on the first attempt.

    Yehawww, six shooters, ten gallon hats and spurs, baby!
     
  13. m0n4g3

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    I hear you... the amount of times i've been asked to just go to office works and buy a "memory stick" only to be linked to a 32gb flash drive, as a solution to increase the "memory" aka RAM on our hosts for that particular site.....

    :confused:

    Even basic understanding of storage and RAM would be great... it's not like it's been a couple of years like storage types.... RAM and storage have been around since the BEGINNING of fkn computing... 50+ years ago ffs.

    I'm debating moving on from this place, but at the same time the opportunities to deploy new tech and get some really cool toys to play with is definitely still present... i'm just sick of bending over backwards for asshats that show no appreciation.

    We applied for ISO27001 certification last year, and managed to become the first mining company in the world to have ISO27001 certification. HUGE goal set by highers that be... our thanks... "Well done guys... it was a busy year, and you've done well". Same speech as the year before, and the one before that...

    This year i'm deploying some new MX7000 chassis, and pushing well into the 2PB of storage across Australia, so the toys are there to kinda offset the lack of appreciation... somewhat :p
     
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    At what point do you just let the world burn?
     
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    My company ran gallup surveys 4 or 5yrs running, the outcome of which was actually a yearly budget allocation to IT for updating computers, phones, tablets, providing mobile working solutions etc. Then we were put on the market, they stopped the surveys and our budget went away (unrelated), but if they were to run a survey again now we'd be pretty close back to square one with staff complaints about 'tools to do your job'.
     
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    What Mystical Land are you migrating to that doesn't have this issue?

    In 90% of the Jobs you'll move to, you will spend more time fighting for budget to keep the lights on, while still working in a thankless job... at least where you are now, you seem to have money for toys.
     
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    As long as I'm officially on the clock, I'll give it my best to make it work. But honestly, my patience is wearing thin.

    With that said...

    Exactly. Get the shits up here, go somewhere else, same issues. So I dunno.

    I've got a partial eject plan for when the mortgage is close to paid. But that's probably 5 years off.

    Quite exhausting to think of doing what I'm doing now for another 5 years...
     
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    YAY,

    Just had a project manager (Glorified crayon eater) tell me he wants me to check things he is looking after "Because i'm more detail oriented"

    FMD....
     
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    code for he can't be fucked.
     
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    No he literally came from a marketing company, so is literally a crayon eater. He has CIO level talking abilities along with CIO level IT abilities. Its a fucken shame.
     

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