Just, you know, saying…
Why? Well the ride into work today was a nightmare as there was no less than three different accidents on the freeway making me a half-hour late to work. Apparently some folks heard we were supposed to get a rain and snow mix today and decided to start driving like complete morons before the pavement ever even got wet. Then the ride home took almost exactly two hours even though, as near as I could tell, there was never an accident anywhere on the freeway in spite of the fact that it was snowing at the time.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Then, just to put the icing on the cake, I had the ultimate example of just how idiotic the PC move process I have to engage in for my job is today. I was sent up to pack up a PC to move from Cube XYZ-20 to Cube XYZ-19, literally one cube to the right. A total of three feet. There isn’t even a dividing wall between the two seats. They couldn’t possibly be so stupid as to make me call for a Union member to do the actual move, could they? They’re not going to expect me to wait for some Union dude to find the time to fit a three foot pick-up-and-drop move in among all the other crap he/she has to do, are they?
Damn straight they are.
So what should have been a 15 minute move will end up being, at a minimum assuming someone actually attempts to do it tonight, a 24 hour job and possibly longer if they can’t be bothered to stop by. All because the Union rules say I’m not allowed to do any actual moving of PC equipment even though I work on the PC Move Team. I’m only allowed to move objects within the confines of their cubes, never from one cube to another no matter how short the distance may actually be. If I break that rule I could be fired and my company fined a ridiculously large sum of money.
Stupid doesn’t begin to describe.