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Hate [Jul. 21st, 2008|06:21 pm]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Remember how I said that I hate change?

Turns out that I hate SURPRISE changes even more.

The IT contract place moved my cube without consulting or even telling me, putting me into a high-traffic stop-for-chats zone (just 2 cubes over, but man, what a difference! I can hear all kinds of stupid crap from around the corner that I couldn't before).

Grr. I started out in a shit mood from a long, crappy weekend, a lack of sleep last night, and a general feeling of being overwhelmed. So coming in & finding all my stuff moved to the new cube that doesn't have a shelf, where the keyboard was GROTTY gross and the laptop wouldn't boot was just PERFECT. It took THREE tries for IT to come back and fix their mistakes sufficiently that I could log in (forgotten power cable; forgotten network cable; misconfigured something or another so that I couldn't log in).

At least they gave me a nice shiny new keyboard.

Stoopid world. Poo.

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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-07-21 06:54 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: gothtique
2008-07-21 06:38 pm (UTC)
Cubes SUCK!

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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-07-21 06:54 pm (UTC)
Truer words were never spoken.
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[User Picture]From: rmd
2008-07-21 07:12 pm (UTC)
oh, hate. hatey hate hate.
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[User Picture]From: foomf
2008-07-21 07:13 pm (UTC)
So, rather than "someone moved my cheese" you have "someone moved me INTO cheese and it's the icky kind."

The hall meetings can be solved by getting a headset and singing along off-key whenever they start to talk outside your cube. If they ask you to stop singing you can always say, "what, am I disturbing your inconsiderate hallway meeting?"

Othewise, I feel your pain. I am across from two Program Managers ... used to be four, but the one who would have loud meetings in chinese with the Taiwan office now works in another group (possibly in Taiwan) and the one who would have big hassles with her utterly self-destructive teenage daughter has moved to a different group, so all that's left are the guy who has the hostile in-law who comes by to fight over money in the AM, and otherwise has spontaneous 1x1 that turn into large team meetings, and next to him, the guy who has never spoken below "Loud" in his life, and whose discussions with his wife, his in-laws, and the program he works with, all take place at a volume that I need earphones to block.

And yes, I do consider it inappropriate that I know all these things about these people, but not my fault they have to do this on "loud".
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[User Picture]From: liralen
2008-07-22 12:48 am (UTC)
Mmm... shiny keyboard.

I think surprise moves always suck, and only managers should be put into busy aisles/corners.
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[User Picture]From: wonderreader
2008-07-22 10:16 am (UTC)


Cubes DO SUCK - I hope there is a special place in one of the inner rings of hell for their inventor. However - they are somewhat better than the long counter with places to plug in. Those workstations just have toooo much visual stimulation even for my legendary tune out capabilities. At times I start to wonder if IT staff is just so inept, inefficient, unaware - or are they doing it on purpose - because they can??? Remember Billable is better than non-billable (most of the time).
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[User Picture]From: egwenna
2008-07-22 03:17 pm (UTC)
What a sloppy IT department. Having been part of an IT department and having moved entire companies from one building to another, I think it's pretty sad that they couldn't move you a couple of cubes without screwing up.

(and I wouldn't be happy with a change like that, either.)
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