Monday, April 19, 2010

How I Can I Provide You With Excellent Support?


When providing excellent support, you can't have too many screenshots.

OK, so here's the deal. When 'David' left, useless as he was, I was left as the only person in my unit (yes, WACM). A one person unit is a ripe target for being assimilated into another unit. I know that as well as anyone. My brilliant (if I do say so myself) strategy is to turn myself into a poison pill that no one wants to swallow into their organization.

But everyone pretty much agrees that I'll eventually end up in one of three places:
  • The 'basement' - I spent 8 windowless years of my life there. I'm not going back. Period. End of story. Seriously. I'd rather be homeless. Homeless people see lots of sunlight. You think I'm kidding. I'm not.
  • 'Enterprise Applications' - This is where Prophead ended up. His life is SharePoint. He's on 24 hour suicide watch. Nuff said.
  • 'Support Services' - They're going through a reorg. They don't need me to gum up their works. Besides, I hate providing support. And I hate my users. I want to do bad things to them. Make them take screenshots and figure out how to put them in an email. I'm evil. You don't want me in your support unit. Trust me. I'll just infect everyone with my bad attitude. Just leave me where I am. Please?

6 comments:

Cliff said...

Good luck!!! Stay out of the basement!

ColB said...

I have this vision of the Basement -- kind of "People Under the Stairs: the Web Edition". Good luck at remaining semi-autonomous, sir.

Matt Herzberger said...

Come to Miami and work for me :) We love grumpy CMS geeks!

Anonymous said...

One of us… one of us… one of us…

david said...

We have all put our time in down in the basement, man. It really should be a one-time thing.

Glad to hear you're getting on so well without me!

Old Man said...

As far I am concerned there is only one other time that this geezer should be underground . . . . as a final resting place.

Stay in the light!