Remember my request for a suicide pill last
Friday? How we spent a day and
a half (all of Friday and first half of Monday) coming up with a new
Yesterday at 9:30a we got to do it all again, this time in some
attempt to move the project structure around to some nefarious end I
have yet to fully grasp, all by 3:00p.
Well, I didn’t make that deadline (I made a SWAG at it by 5:00p and
that was the end of my patience with it), because it involved - once
again - re-assessing all of the requirements (there are six different
requirements documents we have to look at and triage through), this time
looking at different things than before due to the structure upheaval.
I’m anticipating not making several other deadlines on that schedule,
too, because of the lack of time allocated to developing it.
I expressed some discomfort at the process and was told “that’s what
it’s like working in a product organization.” I was offended by that for
two reasons: First, it implies I’ve never “worked in a product
organization,” which is blatantly incorrect and further implies a lack
of respect for my expertise. Second, I should dearly hope that not
every product organization goes through this many reschedules on a
Anyway, I’m bitter today, and have been since yesterday. I barely got
any sleep, I’m so pissed off. Hopefully that will pass by, I dunno,
Sunday. So that I can “bitter-up” for work bright and early Monday
I do know that I’m tired of trying to go the “extra mile.” I come in at
7:00a and leave at 6:00p, even if it’s not “crunch time,” helping others
solve their problems and working toward a more holistic solution for
problems rather than just slapping a bunch of haphazard code together.
Everyone else punches in at 9 and leaves at 5. I’m thinking 7 - 3 sounds
mighty fine right about now.