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Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

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    elvis Old school old fool

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    I'm pretty sure "life" is "new information, second by second". The only way to stop the intake of new information is to die.

    And folks who claim they can't do new things without endless training of trivially simple things? Well, they're dead to me too.
     
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    You kids teenage old yet? Endless reminding of trivial tasks would suggest that sometimes new information is not absorbed, or ignored... pity some people never progress from this state.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    All three of mine are teenagers. And they're remarkably good at remembering all sorts of useless crap. Chores, not so much, but their old man isn't one for remembering tedious things either.

    Some of the folks I've had the displeasure of working with over the years, however, I'm fairly certain just stopped absorbing anything. I've witnessed folks who cannot comprehend change in literally any aspect of their life, let alone work, and are desperately reliant on written process, to the point where they're nothing but carbon based machines. Quite scary.
     
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    Was just discussing this with a mate, and he pondered if there had been studies on alzheimer's disease / dementia on people's cognitive laziness as a contributing factor as in "use it or loss it".
     
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    I feel ineffective/wasteful if I don't do something new every day.

    must be fucken boring to do the same old shit day in day out.
     
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    User from govt org shares screen in teams.

    Multiple credentials saved in notes on the desktop.

    *internal screaming*
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    The best bit is I can replace teams of shit IT staff with unpaid children.
     
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    And get less tantrums.
     
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    But yes, in general I find the behaviour of my teenage children and their friends more acceptable than so many folks I work with lately. Which makes me feel pretty positive for the employment prospects of the next generation, when they're more tech savvy and far less of a pain in the arse to work with.
     
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    it's not all sunshine, some of the youngest staff members we have are the most resistant to knowing stuff unless that stuff is how do i apply a filter in this mobile application. they can do things they just wilfully resist it, before you know it they are older and "not good with computers".
     
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    YAY 10 Hour + Trend Hosted Email Services outage. Supposedly no emails lost, but not being processed much, so a huge backlog of inbound.
     
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    Why does MSP land attract some of the most idiotic lazy pricks the world can serve up?
     
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    pay peanuts, get monkeys.

    they probably shit on the floor just as much
     
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    It doesn't have to all be shit though?. Cut out all the useless pot smoking fodder, hire a few good high paid techs, ??? problem solved. Why pay 2 useless people to do 1 persons job? Seems to be the MSP mantra, become as inefficient and bloated as possible, focus on everything that is not the core fundamental part of the business, wonder why clients whine all the time and do jack fucking shit about it.
     
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    Why do talented people want to work at a workplace that has been deeply impacted by race to the bottom market forces?

    You can have good MSP's - but until customers want to pay for good MSP's, you wont see many of them.

    For all the heat people like Wipro etc get - remember they are 110% in alignment with the contract that was agreed upon with the customer. You don't get to be *that* big without being compliant. If you're looking for someone to blame, its the customer.
     
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    Contract wars, service is only defined by the SLA doing anything outside of this is a charge or project. Just good bidness.
     
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    Customers generally want bodies though. They don't believe you when you tell them that this experienced person can do the work 3x as quick because they've been doing it for twenty years. They want the cheapest per diem they can get without thinking about the efficiencies of the person typically.
     
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