Getting one over — 5 Comments

  1. Good god I've at least 3 of that type I still report to (the US Federal government believes in redundancy to its redundancy.)

    I've not struck many overt blows for labor, but I've managed to let them know what I think of their policies:

    I fill out two separate T&A programs for each pay period, a daily report for each day I work from hone (3/4 on average), and a weekly activity report – all of which must be posted on a Sharepoint site by a certain date/time without fail.

    This on top of the every other day data calls by folks who previously had the requested information but can't be bothered to go searching for it; data calls related to other agencies lapses (see OPM's most recent hack wherein all US government employees had their personal data hacked multiple times over) wherein our agency must generate quick response teams (and documentation) to ensure we duplicate all fixes/patches OPM has installed; application documentation – to include install, testing, integration and ops phases; network stack documentation – to include design docs, general 3rd party proposals and all received bids; and documentation of any new network architecture I may propose, even if I just dreamed it the night previous…

    When any of my 3 bosses asks why project So and So is running behind, I point them to my weekly activity reports, which, unsurprisingly, conclude I spend 90% of my time on documentation.

    Le sigh

    • Heh!  I can assure you that PJ was only the immediate link in a long chain of wankers, bastards and unmitigated cunts that climbed all the way up to the top.  I think at one stage I had about three supervisors, four managers, two department heads  and a director or two.  All of them were insane for printouts, tables, reports and generally enough paper to rid the world of trees.  Isn't it strange how this paperless world uses more paper than ever before in history of mankind?

  2. Nice one GrandadI.I think I led a charmed life prior to retirement.I must have worked for some 20 odd supervisor/managers during my career and can honestly say none of them were wanker material.Pity as I could have had some fun there !

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