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Work Place Woes
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One of these days I will figure out that one little thing that will bring me to an early retirement... If I don't die trying first...

Today, I was informed that I am no longer allowed to make changes to a piece of equipment that I am a subject matter expert on. The person who is authorized to make those changes is no slouch, and perhaps I am just wearig my feelings on my sleaves... I am over tired from working 8-10hrs days, 2-3 side contracts, many private and ministerial projects, 7 children, and a graduate level Unix class...

ZZZZzzzz.... hhhgmm... huh? oh yeah...

Well... my fealings are hurt.. I'm insulted... The ones who told me this wonderful news were not the least bit considerate to my skill set in the matter. In fact, the decision appears to be made without any consideration to skill sets at all.. So, a very skilled windows application implemenation engineer is now going to service a Unix based filtering device... (I build and maintain backend systems that this devise is based on)... What could possibly go wrong? Maybe nothing... pretty hard for him to focus on implementation if he is doing break/fix... But I digress...

I guess it doesn't matter.. Like I said, its not my responsibility anymore...

ZZZZZzzzzzz.... Oh bother, not again.....

One fo these days I'll get some sleep.. But in the mean time... ZZzzzzz.. huh?

So... It is funny how companies will arbitrarily do things without considering all the ramifications.. I guess that is what is called decision by committee.. Wonderful thing such decisions are.. No specific individual is responsibility for the unspecified side affects of the decision. Except for the engineer that gets assign to fix the unspecified problem when it comes about.. Of course if the engineer were consulted inadvance of the implementation, the problem may have never arrisen...

Like I said... I'm tired ... My nerves are frazzeled and I should problably go home before I say or do something stupid that would have a lasting negative impact on my career...

Maybe Ill go play WoW this evening and beatup some unsuspecting Ogre in fantasy world. Vent my agressions on the pixelated icon of my tormentors.. Of course, the biggest time sink in history is not going help my sleep issue...

ZZZZzzzzz......