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Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. GumbyNoTalent

    GumbyNoTalent Member

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    I'm in the unique position of working for myself and having more than enough work. So last nite I even asked the question to someone who was being difficult "if you have another resource that in your words is "incredible" at the task at hand, why have you not engaged them? Maybe because they won't work with you because you do not have a clearly defined outcomes and hide behind the thin vile of "agile" as an excuse for not having a clearly define outcome for your product?" This is the language I use, also in the same conversation "if you don't feel I'm doing my job in the manner that you think is beneficial to the outcome, then we can terminate!". Narcissistic megalomaniac's are always ready to point the finger everywhere but themselves.

    PS - When your job is to get a stalled project moving again, it isn't always obvious to some people that repeating the same practices as before will only get the same result!
     
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  2. mooboyj

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    I've had to stop using my camera in Teams meetings due to this very look :lol:
     
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  3. wintermute000

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    Me in VC

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  4. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    Within hours of starting my current position (2 years now and counting), I had created rules to delete almost all of the 200-300 notification emails per day that I was receiving.

    The fact you felt the need to tell us this pointless info shows you haven't actually learnt your lesson yet.
    :leet:
     
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  5. shredder

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    It's true! :upset:

    But I don't need to care any more. :thumbup: The internet's the only place that has to put up with my overly verbose cyclical blathering-on*, these days. And it can either like it or suck it. :lol:

    [​IMG]

    *with edits

    P.S. New business name idea. "Suck I.T."
     
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  6. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    "Suck on IT"
     
  7. waltermitty

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    What are you selling? SEO is mostly a scam
     
  8. shredder

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    As is that [now deleted] "user" and their promotional bot-posts.
     
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  9. GumbyNoTalent

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    1. Telstra self help portal
    2. Select option - unable to make phone calls
    3. Telstra portal checks no network issues after I enter address.
    4. No issues
    5. Their suggestion to solve the issue of unable to make phone calls.
    telstra01.png
    wtf.gif
     
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    elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I found your problem.
     
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  11. GumbyNoTalent

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    No logic in the workflow of their help system!
    Design by committee rather than design by logic!
    Outsourced system to a company that only wants sign-off rather than one focused on providing a quality experience.

    ... to infinity and beyond reasons!

    PS - I use telstra because they are the only telco available to most regions of Australia when you take the time to drive 500kms+ inland.
     
  12. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    It improves the metrics of their support services.
    "This report shows almost zero customers are having call related issues."
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Yeah I figured as much. There's two types of folks who use Telstra

    * Folks who literally cannot get anyone else. And fair enough.

    * Folks who believe in the stupidity that "the most commonly used is the best". Like people who use Microsoft or eat McDonalds.
     
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  15. caspian

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    there's unfortunately a couple more.

    - rusted-on Telstra customers who wouldn't conceive of using anyone else
    - people whose understanding of the space is insufficient to even know they have a choice
    - people who cling to their Telstra service due to price bundling with other products, or other legacy ties

    it would be nice to think that none of those apply to most people. but I have an otherwise amazingly intelligent colleague who won't move off them because he doesn't want to lose his bloody @bigpond.com e-mail address he's had since before v.90 dialup was a thing, and he doesn't want to pay Telstra to maintain it as a mailbox only service. I moved my >75 y.o. mother off ISP supplied e-mail to gmail to enable freedom of provider choice and she managed it in about a fortnight by herself, but it's "too hard" for a 20 year industry professional. :rolleyes:
     
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  16. dakiller

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    I want Agile.
    ...
    That is not Agile, I want Agile.
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    That is not Agile, I want Agile.
     
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  17. millsy

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    Eugh I had that argument with a relative recently who was whinging about telstra pricing and lack of easy speed tiers.

    "muh bundle benefits"

    "Okay boomer"
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    My parents refuse to move from their residential Telstra connection "because they have shares in Telstra".

    Years of shitty service, dropouts, constant issues. But whatever. I stopped being everyone's IT guy years ago.
     
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    I'm thankful my Dad's rather IT literate (and able to do his own research), so by the time I get a question form the folks, it's actually going to be somewhat difficult/interesting.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Mine is, oddly. He can build systems, install OSes (Windows/Linux), install and develop applications and databases.

    He's just bloody stubborn. (No idea where I get it from).
     
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