Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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    elvis Old school old fool

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    While true, I feel like at the very least people understand what a dentist is charging for, minute by minute.
     
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    meanwhile mine would be literally be putting you to sleep and then just fucking off and sending a bill. what a gig.
     
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    Knowing a couple of anaesthetists, I've also seen the bullshit they had to go through to get their qualifications.

    I guess that's just front-loading all the bullshit in your career though. Unlike ours which spreads it more consistently.
     
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    Their liability insurance must be massive though
     
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    Fuck that, if I could do it all again knowing the system, I would become a politician as early as I could in life, state or federal, do 2 terms and retire (since I started in the golden era of perks in the 80s)!
     
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    and if they annoy you, you can always stab 'em in the gum, or suction their tongue.

    :cool:
     
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    They don't charge to put you to sleep.
    Any monkey can do that.
    They charge to wake you back up again.
     
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    i guess if you don't wake up you can't pay the bill, lol
     
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    the problem being that business doesn't want to pay the money required for top level employees. as is normally the case in businesses ultimately run by beancounters, they only want to pay as little possible for the input cost of personnel, and part and parcel of that is accepting that with minimal adequacy, some degree of support will be required.

    the potential employees will of course go where they can earn the most for the skills they have, so the result is a system that strives for mediocrity.

    and as consumers we don't want to pay for gold plated standards in our products either - we want adequacy for minimal price, so where does the blame for the system ultimately lie?

    that's why they charge you beforehand. saves them time making a claim against your estate afterwards.
     
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    Goat farming.
     
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    My OS deployment is taking forever. Check the DP and it's stuck at ~10mbps outgoing. I'm just going to wait until Monday and see if it's still an issue because that's how long our Network team would take to look into it anyway....
     
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    Yeah that'll do it.

    Do the client and dp sit in the same local network?
    Not different vlans or wan links etc.

    How many clients are you deploying to at once?
     
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    It appears to have just been temporary, apparently they were testing video conferencing software in that office and I suspect Network or Sysadmins throttled it intentionally during the testing. Would have been nice to have a heads up though.
     
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    Did you tell them you were deploying?
     
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    No, why would we? It's just a standard workstation OS deployment that we do multiple times a week.
     
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    Do they know when you do them?
    If they're wanting to test something and they want to have as much bandwidth available as possible but they don't know that you push deployments over the weekend and they discover heavy network usage interrupting their testing, what do you think they're going to do about that usage?

    On the other hand they may have been wanting to test this very situation.
    Two network heavy things running at the same time to see what happens.

    They may also have assumed that your os deployments don't need you to hold its hand and that you likely wouldn't be sitting there watching them tick over.

    Edit: it sounds like nobody talks to anybody about anything.
     
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    Ahh, I see the confusion now. It's still Friday here and this happened during business hours. :)

    Wouldn't give two shits if they throttled us on the weekend.
     
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    I'm not too fussed by this. Working with people who aren't "top level", but have the drive to learn is still a lot of fun.

    This is different, and this is what I have a problem with. "Minimal adequacy" rather than even a few points higher on the bell curve (which, again, doesn't need to be "top level").

    At this point in my career, I have no patience left for this, nor the effort to be diplomatic about it when I move on from companies.
     
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