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  • While I had an inkling it was coming, my manager told me today that she and the head of our team are looking to transition the one part of my job that I really like - managing our branded merchandise program - over to another group on our team. The head of the other group is now the "business owner" of this vendor. They're going to talk to him and share the bunch of stuff I do for them and he's going to have to find someone on his team to take it on. I don't think there is anyone with the capacity (or institutional knowledge). He may have to create a position and if he does, I think I'd like to move to that group to take it. We'll see. I'm really bummed about this.

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    • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
      While I had an inkling it was coming, my manager told me today that she and the head of our team are looking to transition the one part of my job that I really like - managing our branded merchandise program - over to another group on our team. The head of the other group is now the "business owner" of this vendor. They're going to talk to him and share the bunch of stuff I do for them and he's going to have to find someone on his team to take it on. I don't think there is anyone with the capacity (or institutional knowledge). He may have to create a position and if he does, I think I'd like to move to that group to take it. We'll see. I'm really bummed about this.
      Maybe they will realize it is a huge mistake and will leave everything as it is now. Good luck anyway!
      At the moment i can't complaint about my work as i am a freelancer and get in touch with my boss and colleagues only online, though microsoft teams phone number. Sometimes it would be fun probably to spend time together, but in general i like working from home or from everywhere in the world i want.
      Last edited by anygreen; 01-30-2023, 04:41 PM.

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      • I ended up dropping out of grad school after discussing it with my advisors and higher ups with the school. It began to feel more like a chore and a massive obligation instead of something I was passionate about. And the stress was making me sick.

        Besides, at 41, I'm not exactly looking for a career, just the least annoying way to afford food and shelter.
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        • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
          I ended up dropping out of grad school after discussing it with my advisors and higher ups with the school. It began to feel more like a chore and a massive obligation instead of something I was passionate about. And the stress was making me sick.

          Besides, at 41, I'm not exactly looking for a career, just the least annoying way to afford food and shelter.
          I just started a new career at 58, after always hating working. It's never too late to find something you enjoy doing, and it is well worth it. But I also didn't go back to school, I used my prior experience (in things I hated) to catch on doing something I liked. I had to sacrifice seniority but it was worth it.
          Cornell University
          National Champion 1967, 1970
          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

            I just started a new career at 58, after always hating working. It's never too late to find something you enjoy doing, and it is well worth it. But I also didn't go back to school, I used my prior experience (in things I hated) to catch on doing something I liked. I had to sacrifice seniority but it was worth it.
            I also realized a Bachelors plus a few years of good experience will give me plenty of "food and shelter" money.

            I'm also looking at ways to make money through my writing and creative projects.
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            • The kid who was calling me "unprofessional" is now giving me hugs when I arrive.
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              • I have my year end review in 25 minutes. I'm a bit anxious. Will report back after it's over.

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                • Cornell University
                  National Champion 1967, 1970
                  ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                  Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                  • What does CR stand for?

                    Review went fine. Nothing earth shattering. Got the ol' Met Expectations rating.

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                    • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
                      What does CR stand for?

                      Review went fine. Nothing earth shattering. Got the ol' Met Expectations rating.
                      Code Review. A developer works on a revision split off from the code baseline in a safe place (DEV). Then there's unit test to see if the new code block is internally consistent with defined I/O (TEST). Then the code gets checked back into the test baseline and there's integration test to see if the new code works as expected within the context of the module on a staging server (STAGE). Once approved, as this tester did, it is integrated into the full production code for release as the next deployed revision (PROD). And then off it goes to the install base and is replicated x hundred million times.

                      The best thing about this note is Amazon now either has to stop, circle back, and review EVERY ONE of its integration tests, which could consume thousands of FTE and disrupt deployment cycles and consumer demand, or stay on schedule, release, but then if something happens and they are sued this is in evidence they didn't do their due diligence after being warned of a potential bug.

                      In all likelihood the tester did nothing. They may not even be an Amazon employee. But they have given Amazon a big problem.

                      Do not p-ss SMEs off, you cretinous, ignorant, parasitic MBAs.
                      Last edited by Kepler; 01-20-2023, 01:10 PM.
                      Cornell University
                      National Champion 1967, 1970
                      ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                      Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                      • The official color scheme of Northern Virginia. From my window I can see about 35 cars in our parking lot. Every single one of them is either silver or black.
                        Cornell University
                        National Champion 1967, 1970
                        ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                        Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                        • My office just put a beautiful new motto in wallpaper across our interior wall:

                          D A T A
                          E N G I N N E R I N G


                          Cornell University
                          National Champion 1967, 1970
                          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            My office just put a beautiful new motto in wallpaper across our interior wall:

                            D A T A
                            E N G I N N E R I N G

                            The jokes rite themselves.
                            If you don't change the world today, how can it be any better tomorrow?

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                            • Oh deer
                              Code:
                              As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                              College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                              BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                              Originally posted by SanTropez
                              May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                              Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                              I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                              Originally posted by Kepler
                              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                              He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                              • I wish we weren’t all remote. I work with 200 DEs

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