I’m in a ‘ranty’ mood today. I didn’t sleep much over the weekend, stayed up working on websites for clients and playing with a Coppermine install that doesn’t want to behave.
Actually, I’ve been in a mood for a few days now, but it’s work-related. I found out Friday that one of my clients proposed a new document system to the owner and it was approved and training already started. Ok, no big deal. So what if it negates several months’ work into a system I had written that we are currently using. If it’s easier to use and faster, good, do it to it. What I *DON’T* like is that the owner didn’t consult with me or Jim about the software, or it’s questionable security. What I *DON’T* like is finding out by the client calling me up with “Oh yeah, we’re going to XYZ software now. ~Owner~ is up here training on it, and you should get to see it next week. Yeah, and you’ll be supporting it too.”
EXCUSE ME? What the fuck?
I love this … I’ve gotten 3 calls on it already and I haven’t even SEEN the fucking software. Plus the owner has been out of town, so I haven’t been able to discuss my concerns … not that it would matter because once he decides to do something, there is no talking him out of it, no matter how bad an idea something is. (unless it proves *VERY* costly to continue)
This is not the first time something has been implemented before consulting with me or Jim to see if the implementation is going to even WORK.
Par for the course is: “Hey, we bought this and have already told all the clients that we have it and it is now available … now we need to make it work like I told them it would.”
I can’t get it through to them that if they would only consult with us beforehand, it would cut down on overtime, support calls, and issue handling. We need time to figure out how to best implement something BEFORE implementing it, not after!!
I need a new job … these people are going to give me an aneurism.