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  • Originally posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post

    Good luck with the new job!
    That is kind, thank you very much.
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    • Originally posted by burd View Post

      Good. I'm guessing they're dam lucky to have you.
      I will work very hard to try to demonstrate it. My last two job changes have been huge leaps in what I am demanding of myself. The first paid off in that I really loved the job -- the people were amazing and I didn't feel like a workday was wasted. I couldn't help being more enthusiastic and that made me more effective.

      After 30 years working alone and on technical solutions, I figured out my strength and source of energy is working with people. The more I listen the more I learn the more I can help the more people come to me for help. It is a virtuous cycle. I am going to find out if I needed the almost perfect social environment of my last job, a black swan configuration of bright people of good will with no agendas who were genuinely committed to treating work as an expedition to find truths and then work on a truthful landscape, rather than just the typical top-down command approach of dictate and perform, or whether that is dormant everywhere and only required the right leaders to make it real instead of just cynical, empty BS.

      At a vulnerable point in my career, I took a chance and was rewarded with great people. Now I'm doing it again, and this time I think I can also help shape that culture.

      I've usually been a great manager, an effective worker, and a terrible employee. I am contrarian and have contempt for profiteering and a hair trigger alertness to exploitation. Hopefully I can get better at all those things and show people that the right way to treat one another is also the most effective way to work together, and that transparency and shared commitment -- real commitment all the way to the top, not just as MBA argle bargle to get tired, disillusioned workers to churn out units -- is the way we should all spend the hours we are forced by present, hopefully temporary inefficiency and hegemony, to work at others' will as feudal property.

      Almost as if we were working alongside other living human beings who should never be a means to anyone's end.

      Last edited by Kepler; 02-09-2024, 02:18 PM.
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      • Gonna have to change what I said below. I KNOW they’re dam lucky to have you.

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        • "I don't want to hear it, just make it happen" needs to be removed from the lexicon of any business anywhere.
          I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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          • Originally posted by Swansong View Post
            "I don't want to hear it, just make it happen" needs to be removed from the lexicon of any business anywhere.
            That's the sign of a diseased management structure. There is no fixing that. It's terminal and all you can do is leave.

            edit: it's basically trying to stud with a gelded horse.
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            • Agreed. Certain people that have been put in charge are insisting that a system do things it is not capable of doing without substantial customization. There's no ROI on the oodles of time spent at all - it doesn't make anyone better - but they really want it, so on we go.

              This is destined to fail. I have my second round interview next week. It's time to go.
              I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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              • Originally posted by Swansong View Post
                Agreed. Certain people that have been put in charge are insisting that a system do things it is not capable of doing without substantial customization. There's no ROI on the oodles of time spent at all - it doesn't make anyone better - but they really want it, so on we go.
                Sometimes there's no convincing the obstinate. They'll undoubtedly get themselves into a tech debt quagmire and then they'll complain about how slow the system is, or how difficult it is to configure & upgrade it. No sh*t Sherlock, you're the arseholes who wanted these sh*tty processes and custom scripts in the platform to begin with!

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                • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

                  Sometimes there's no convincing the obstinate. They'll undoubtedly get themselves into a tech debt quagmire and then they'll complain about how slow the system is, or how difficult it is to configure & upgrade it. No sh*t Sherlock, you're the arseholes who wanted these sh*tty processes and custom scripts in the platform to begin with!
                  Yeah. Many times per week, our scope and timelines change. There's one director who knows absolutely nothing about how our system works, but speaks with GREAT CONFIDENCE and thus is listened to by other execs.


                  I can't get out of here fast enough.
                  I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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                  • Originally posted by Swansong View Post
                    There's one director who knows absolutely nothing about how our system works, but speaks with GREAT CONFIDENCE and thus is listened to by other execs.
                    Sounds like he ought to be a Managing Director at my old firm. :-D

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                    • I just keep telling myself that I have a second round interview a week from today for a job with MUCH less responsibility (and, frustratingly, much less pay). I just hope that it works, and that an offer would come with a salary that isn't ridiculously under what I'd accept.
                      I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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                      • I had a resident grab at my breasts today. I feel gross.
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                        • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
                          I had a resident grab at my breasts today. I feel gross.
                          Jesus, that's no good...
                          I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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                          • In other, less gross gropey news, I nearly quit yesterday. The bull**** just doesn't stop.


                            Interview Thursday. Please work out. Please don't lowball me.
                            I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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                            • Originally posted by Swansong View Post

                              Jesus, that's no good...
                              Today, a resident screamed right in my ears. I know this is an I/DD home, but still...
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                              • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post

                                Today, a resident screamed right in my ears. I know this is an I/DD home, but still...
                                Ironically, today I also had a guy scream in my ear and grab my boob while drooling on me.

                                My nephew is adorable though. Month five of unemployment!

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