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Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    I mean, it's a good point.
     
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  2. GumbyNoTalent

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    The current attempt at population control isn't going to plan.

    PS - They are smarter than we credited them, and have cottoned onto the 5G tracking we planned in the vaccines.
     
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  3. Rass

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    Someone just uttered "Leadership has made that call and are willing to accept the risk" in my presence. In less than 10 words, describe how badly fucked I am.
     
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    you - not at all. them - whatever happens.
     
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    Update: End customer was swearing their face off and mentioning how the company president would be hearing directly how awful [outsourced IT company] is at their job after 45 hours downtime to restore 1 server on top of over 1 month worth of failed backups.

    It makes me happy that they see how shit these 3rd parties are.
     
  7. cvidler

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    but they're cheaper!
     
  8. ir0nhide

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    Depends on whether or not you have the risks they are accepting in writing.
     
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    Sounds like me talking to my sales guy. You did follow up right, not just randomly drop them an email and forget about it?
     
  10. Rass

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    As an addendum to my last post. Management have figured out how fucked they actually are, and are now moving heaven and earth to unaccept the risk. There's now a bunch of developers and engineers no longer working on features, but are now working hard to work around the "risk".
     
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  11. GumbyNoTalent

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    You do speak manglement!

    Moving all your focus from what was most important to the business to the next reactive most important, this is piss poor manglement 101, next will be a statement with the words proactive and reactive in there somewhere.
     
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    elvis OCAU's most famous and arrogant know-it-all

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    What prompted this awakening?

    Seagull management.
     
  13. looktall

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    They fly in, make a lot of noise, shit on everything and then fuck off leaving others behind to clean up their mess.
     
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  14. Rass

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    I think it was a combination of things; we put together a communication where we raised all the dot points of why it was a very very bad thing and if they really wanted to "accept the risk", we wanted that in writing.

    Essentially it meant we couldn't diagnose serious customer issues for a 3 week period.
     
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    elvis OCAU's most famous and arrogant know-it-all

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    Amazing how many people back down on shitty decisions when there's the slightest chance it can be proved who made the shitty decision.
     
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    but that would involve accountability. management deliberately shift around on a regular basis to avoid that occurring.
     
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    Having "I, Manager Moron, hereby decree that the responsibility for accepting the risk detailed below rests soley with me. Regards, Mangler Moron" tends to do the trick.
     
  18. caspian

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    let me know how you get on with someone signing that. I usually have to be satisfied with an e-mail of dire warning, footed with a statement that failure to reply with any objection signifies acceptance. luckily, read receipts are a thing.
     
  19. GumbyNoTalent

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    Bring it up in a planning meeting have it noted in the minutes and published to project reports and emailed to all parties as being acceptable by everyone in the planning meeting and on the notification mailing list.
     
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    You don't disable sending read receipts? It's the first setting I check on a fresh setup.
     

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