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Thank fuck it's Tuesday - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
paranoidandroid
paranoidandroid
Thank fuck it's Tuesday
Today was shit.

It started badly - I woke up. I got to work later than planned (nearly 10:00) and had a metric truck load to do before I could go home... because I am not working for the rest of the week.

Dave, Brett and I sat down at worked out what needed to be done today, and more specifically what needed to be done by *me*. There were 5 tasks of varying magnitude which would not get done if I wasn't about, so I was tasked with finishing them before I left tonight. This was a demanding deadline, but achievable.

Things did not go well to start. The "Average Balances Sheet" I calculated last night was tricky and took more than the hour I allocated it. The "Flash Pivot" also took longer than planned due to additional requirements not known until finished the prototype. It was about then that the Bastard to be called Mr A decided that a single Flash Pivot was not enough. Instead I would have to provide a working example pivot for an additional 4 legal entities.

It should be noted to those not familiar with the term "pivot" that this is the useful function in Microsoft's otherwise adequate bloat ware know as Excel. The Flash Pivots are not some showy examples, but a method of producing expected results for the month "in a flash" or with minimal effort. It's a toss up between detail and speed, enough detail to see where we are heading financially and enough speed that we can use the information quickly.

As we are changing the GL we use, the current pivots need to be updated to use the new codes. The "plan" was to pick a good representative legal entity and create a pivot that would act as a template for all the other LE's. It's a good plan. It's a plan that would have meant that I could have got to the pub on time this evening instead of working until 20:30.

Mr A decided that a single pivot would not be representative so he picked the 4 nastiest LE's in addition to the nastiest of them all... and because I'm the only one in our team who has a cat in hell's chance of setting these pivots up in a reasonable length of time, I had to forego meeting with people I see all too rarely now and work a miracle in getting 5 times the amount of work done in less than twice the time.

It was with a bitterness than knows no bounds that I noticed said Mr A piss off at 18:00.

I will need the following 3 days to calm down enough that I will no longer wish to plot the demise of Mr A in exceptionally cruel and unusual ways.

Current Mood: crazy outa my mind
Current Music: 6 Music

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nuala From: nuala Date: October 26th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Have a good lazy end of the week. :D
topkat From: topkat Date: October 26th, 2005 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Mr A? sounds cryptic...I won't ask who your talking about but can narrow it down to a few suspects ;)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: October 26th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is a big clue there... his surname begins with an A ! ;)

How's ya blonde self today?
topkat From: topkat Date: October 26th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought it began with A but I'm struggling as your team has no surnames with A, so it must be some other arse from another team.....

I'm lovely today, always happy when I at work

Its not fair, I wanna be home too but don't have any holiday till I get my 2006 allowance!

Take it your having 3 lovely days at home on the pc!
teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: October 26th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Could be the person in charge of LEs?
topkat From: topkat Date: October 26th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah I thought as much just after I posted the comment
tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: October 26th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
He'd better be cleaning our disgusting house. :)
topkat From: topkat Date: October 26th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol hopefully he'll read your comment and do a complete clean + have your dinner waiting for you when you arrive home :)
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