Things you wish you could say (at work)


#2247

Exit interview in 30 minutes.

Don’t want to throw napalm everywhere, but I do want to drop some truth on my way out.


#2248

And? How did the exit interview go?


#2249

I managed to clearly state my issues and it was received positively by the HR rep. Apparently the people who bother to fill out their exit interview get paid attention to. I could conceivably have more of an impact by leaving than I have staying the last couple years.


#2250

Hopefully, the info gets beyond HR into the hands and mind(s) of someone in a position to fix the problem people (sales trolls, I’m guessing).


#2251

From HR to the COO. So maybe, I was here for 8 years and my opinion has been respected on some things before.

edit: And now I’m starting to get the feels… Argh… I have a lot of good memories here to go with the crap.


#2252

See the what made you happy thread for the resolution to this little hiccup.


#2253

Whut? HR sent out an email today informing us that 24-hour resignations are verboten and totally against the signed employment contracts as well as South African labour law.

Makes me wonder who is willing to burn bridges in a spectacular fashion.

I nearly did at $previous_employer, but decided to stick it out, as I most certainly do not need a black mark on my employment record…

All I can hink of is that some ex-employees had a disciplinary hearing of some sort coming up, and they decided just to up and run instead of facing the music…


#2254

I’ll just leave early because, you know, my mind is already on vacation.


#2255

The first work I’ve had since November, in my new position that I’ve been transferred to for 3 months, didn’t just take 30 minutes and they were so happy that they put me up for an award.

snore

I get paid by the year.


#2256

Boss: Looks like you’ve got time today to get caught up on some of your work.

Me: Yup.

Boss: Oh, by the way, I’ve assigned $Co-worker to help a different department today.

Me (thinking): Well, that lasted all of two minutes.


#2257

Sounds a bit like that here.

Management: “Helpdesk has blown out!” “Projects are behind!” “Why haven’t you done [blah blah]?” “You have too much annual leave built up. You need to take some!”

Me: “Well all of these things would be a lot easier for me if I had someone I could delegate to…”

Management: “No budget for that.”

Me: “Seriously I’d be happy with someone just out of school or uni that I can train up. They just need to want to learn.”

Management: “No.”


#2258

Okay, let me see if I have this correct.
You use hot desks because you don’t want to pay for office space and your office is at 150% capacity.
My company offered space for this project at a cost that will cover our expenses and that’s about all.
You refused because every other project is overcrowded and why should we be special.

So in a nutshell, you refused an offer to reduce overcrowding because you are overcrowded.

On what planet does that make any sense at all?

I know you are a government department with a reputation for rubbish decisions, but that really takes the cake.


#2259

Dear everyone,

I care not one iota about your support issues, so bugger off.

Cheers

Me.


#2260

Really? Changed the DNS on an AD system to point to the iSCSI network interfaces?

And no wonder the cluster is fscked, and I cannot get the DC to hand out DNS requests.

Just what the f did you do?


#2261

Next iteration of the system I’ll be installing will have a policy of shutting itself down when somebody tampers with it.

Deal with it. I’m still pissed.


#2262

Boss: We need to discuss the work you aren’t getting done. And here’s some mandatory projects from corporate.

Me (thinking): I hope co-worker is enjoying his vacation.


#2263

I did say “$dev_team_leader, copy the data you really need over from the failing HDD”.

And guess what, it did not get done, and now the HDD is kaputt.

Bwahaha.


#2264

I used to think that I was exaggerating when it felt like you thought all I was doing is complaining or making excuses. Now I see I was exactly right.


#2265

I wish I could said I was home because I’m sick, but instead I’m at work and feeling awful.


#2266

Is this dude’s last name really Boner? Poor bastard.

Also if the ticketing system could not time out after five minutes of inactivity that would be great.