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Tale # 226
Dept: I.T. Score: 11
Jul 25th 2009 Submitted by Anonymous
“lower cost nonsense”
A donut Taking a local admin position after being a consultant for 15+ years I spent the first three months making everything run correctly. Shortly after I showed in hard numbers that we could save 9k a year for 4 years if we virtualized. The answer was-sounds great but we don't have any money for the 2 servers. I was kind of boggled by this. 3 months later my boss asked if I had the stats on the servers I was talking about. 4 showed up the following week. It was end of fiscal year they needed to spend money..... LINK
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Tale # 520
Dept: I.T. Score: 6
Nov 13th 2010 Submitted by Anonymous
A donut This seemed to happen every time we had a new major project. Our Design team was quietly working away in our end of the building as the IT manager walks in and announces that she just got out of the weekly board meeting and we have a new and exciting project. We have a design meeting and get started. The four of us work for weeks as we go through a sequence of changes and ideas. Finally the dead line approaches and we are all excitingly finishing up the last bits. The manager comes in after another one of the weekly meetings and announces that what we have built got scrapped and here is the new idea and we have 24 hours to get it finished! This happened at least 4 times as I worked at this company for about 2 years. Can they say, "COMMUNICATION!!!!!!"? LINK
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Tale # 170
Dept: I.T. Score: -4
May 19th 2009 Submitted by KM
“The not-so-manager Manager !!”
A donut I am working in a consultancy company, and my manager is a real one whom one can work under. No complains here, he is a nice guy but he just doesn't have that firmness to be a manager and not to mention he is at times carefree attitude towards security related issues.

Man, I still remember the day when once he took out the printout of all the passwords of the employees including himself- their computer's password and email. And what did he do then, he absentmindedly stuck it on his notice board. I was really shocked to see it there and told him of what he did. I should have photographed his face then, the way he blushed and smiled. "Heh, heh; that was a clumsy thing to do, well no harm done, is it", he said and took it out. What he failed to see was by then I had noted his and the HR's passwords.

What next I controlled and had access to both my manager's and HR's email id and got to know what they are talking about my fellow colleagues behind our back. But then soon my inner consciousness told me not and I stopped or maybe the self consciousness day collided with the day our new IT guy came and changed the system passwords and criterias. But I must say even he at times acts stupid when it comes to IT security.

No wonder I have been having a gala fun time in my company since 2 years.... LINK
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Tale # 146
Dept: I.T. Score: -11
May 1st 2008 Submitted by Anonymous
“Target completion”
A donut We, three team members, were gathered at one cubicle and were discussing about some defects when our Senior Project Manager (SPM) came. We were little worried as he had told in the last meeting that the defect count in our project was raising and should be checked. He saw three of us standing there actively discussing something technical which he could not understand. He was in a very happy mood, and saw one more team member approaching the scene with a slip on which was written a defect number. And here is what followed:

SPM: (smiling) Defects?
One of us nodded, and the fourth guy talks something about his defect to us.
SPM: One more defect...good

SPM moves off to the next cubicle where a Junior Project Manager (JPM) sits.

SPM: What is the planned work % to be completed?
JPM: 30
SPM: How much did we complete?
JPM: 27
SPM: Any surprises?
JPM: no
SPM: (happily) good

And left the place ! LINK
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