Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I have a tendency...

...to bring out the worst in folks....

On a side note...this is my 500th post - yay me:)

I had something totally different planned for this post, but f-it - I need to rant....

So hear goes....

I was working at the office today - first mistake of the day:)

Second mistake was letting one of our contractors get the better of me...

This particular contractor has gained a reputation around the office as AAFAC...
Yeah, I will let you have fun with that....

Anyway, AAFAC was having a conversation with FTSW (full-time, not f-in), going on about how he needed to use his files for a document that needed done next week....

Well the said document needs to build on the version FTSW is working on...

AAFAC: Well, I will just copy your files to my C: drive to work on them so I can release them.

FTSW: Well, I need to make sure these changes are in there.

AAFAC: I cannot wait - you are holding up this other project.

FTSW: There are a lot of other service docs that are ready to work on....

AAFAC: I told them we would do this one first and now I can't because it is not done like I thought so now our schedule is off

Phip - that's me:: Wait a minute....two things here...if you do not let FTSW finish making changes before he hands over the files, your files will not have the changes.

AAFAC: So, it's a different project...

Phip: Building on the same files; if our reviewers make changes on these files, they expect them to be in your files.

AAFAC: It's their job to review them.

Phip: You are messing with our credibility here...

AAFAC to FTSW (ignoring Phip):I'm copying the files to HCSW's hard drive.

Phip: I disagree with the concept, but if you are copying files from the network to anyone's C: drive to work on them, please indicate that on the newtork files, so we know that someone is working on them outside of the netwrok..

AAFAC: I do not have time for that....
Phip:It takes a sec and lets everyone know not to work on those files until they are copied back. It is our source control...
AAFAC: We have no source control....
Phip: Not open for discussion...please just mark the folders...
AAFAC: PHIP, DO YOUR OWN WORK AND MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!!
Phip: THIS IS MY BUSINESS. I NEED TO RELEASE OUR FILES AND I NEED TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE CLEAN.
AAFAC: YOUR FILES ARE PRISTENE. I AM NOT TOUCHING THEM.

Phip: I NEED TO RELEASE YOUR FILES TOO...OUR DEPARTMENT. I BELIEVE OUR OSS ASKED ME TO UNDERSTAND AND GUIDE THE DEPARTMENT ON OUR FILE STRUCTURE.


Okay, third mistake...right there...

Assuming I understood my role...

Yeah, the caps are becasue we were loud...

In the office...

He started it...the yelling, that is...



Of course I emailed OSS to apprise her of the situation...


Apparently, I was out of line and need to apologize for....


For what????


For causing AAFAC to yell at me to mind my own business????


Apparently, when we are rushed it is ok to not follow protocol and I need to mend relations with AAFAC.


Now, OSS is a good boss for me...


I really wish she could see the office semantics rather than hear about them over the email wire...


For her own sake...


But I am done worrying about it....


I did apologize for being overly-aggressive in my concern for our file structure and for not understanding my role...


I will be working from home tomorrow...


Where I cannot hear what they are doing to our files....


I will just take what they give me and trust (ha - none of that left) that our contractors know what they are doing...


Have I mentioned how many times in the past that they have proven that they do not know what they are doing??????


Life at Peyton PHlaCe....


Just when things start to look up....


They come crashing down....


If only OSS were not so OS...


For the sake of our department...

Oh well....

2 comments:

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I've spent the better part of 30 minutes trying to figure out what AAFAC is. African American Friday Afternoon Club? Assholes And Fuckups Amalgamated Forever? I give up. Good for you for standing up for yourself. Just don't get fired. It's hard to find work out here....

Scott Free said...

That simply sucks. It's especially bad when they're totally at fault but you are the one who's blamed.
Hang in there, Philly. They'll get theirs.