Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. mesaoz

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    Or being "summoned" without a reason... get there and it's something that could have easily be handled in an email or a phone call.
     
  2. power

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    i'm busy atm, what's going on?
     
  3. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    when someone emails me asking me to call them i just reply to their email asking what it's about.
    For those that push back and insist i call them I explain to them that if i have to call them then i need to stop everything i am working on in order to speak to them.
    Whereas if they give me the details in the email I can continue working on the 4 or 5 other things i am currently working on at that particular moment.

    In almost every single case it's something that neither required a phone call nor did it require me to actually do anything urgently.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    I usually respond with "sorry I'm attending to <person two levels higher in the org chart>'s issues. Can your issue wait or should I tell them you want me to interrupt them?".
     
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  5. power

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    i'm stuck on a call works too.
     
  6. Luke212

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    they be like "lets organise a meeting". when really it just requires an email to someone to do something. do we need a meeting to agree to email someone to do something...
     
  7. GumbyNoTalent

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    Client : The website is down!
    Me : Ok I'm rebooting it and making changes as you requested.
    Client : ok.

    2 Days later

    Client : The website is still down!
    Me : (Checks the site and all is working, after all they did test changes 2 days ago, so what is this still shit.) I'm logged in now to <DOMAIN I WAS WORKING ON>, all looks good.
    Client : No not <DOMAIN I WAS WORKING ON>, <DIFFERENT DOMAIN UNRELATED SITE> has been down for 2 days!
    Me : *SIGH*
     
  8. power

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    if i'm booked into meetings all day i'm busy and productive.

    The website is down!!

     
  9. GumbyNoTalent

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    How can it be down.... its WEB-SCALE!
     
  10. power

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    shut up, playing HALO scrub
     
  11. cvidler

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    you don't have availability monitoring of sites you manage?
    A user calling shouldn't be the first time you here of an outage.
     
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    They do, that is why they called me, they get notification because I do not baby sit websites.

    When they did not specify DOMAIN, and current activity is on a DOMAIN, one must assume that the DOMAIN you are working on is the DOMAIN in question?

    PS - Implementing CodeBuild Pipeline deployment for continuous delivery, switch over to live for existing implementation, luckily existing implementation 6 years old was using docker, so simple A/B deployment with a Elastic IP switch.
     
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  13. looktall

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    Nah man.
    If someone rings and says "the website is down" the first words out of your mouth should be "which website?"

    Anything else is your own fault.
     
  14. 7nothing

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    Which is lucky, because on your watch one drowned while another one just choked out at the same time and you kicked it back to life.
     
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    should ask how many times they rebooted their PC.

     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Asia-Pac all green lights baby!
     
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    shows how many 'big' sites aren't clouding properly, relying on one region leaves you open to this types of issues.

    do you even cloud bro
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Same number of big sites who don't Exchange properly, or don't S3 bucket properly, or don't Excel properly, or don't Windows properly, or don't Linux properly.

    I feel like there's a running theme in this thread that most of corporate IT is fucked. I mean, I could be wrong, but so far I've not seen evidence to the contrary, some 12 years and 4 months later.
     
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