“Nothing” happened my arse…

They said “nothing” happened. But, I don’t believe them. The “They” being my bosses and a product manager (PM) that works on the other side of the building.

About two months ago, I needed a specific software in order to do my job better. It’s not free software, but was approved by HDIC to make the request. I sent the request into IT like a good little flunky and went back to doing my job.

A couple of days later I get an email from this PM asking why I needed the software. I don’t think the question was meant to be the way I took it and responded with politeness and professionalism: I need it to check KINGDOM to make sure we’re doing the conversion correctly. From which I got an email stating that she’d work on getting me a license. I thought this is strange, as IT usually does this stuff and I went through IT to get the software.

By this time, my TL’s & HDIC have been copied on the emails.

So, I wait a couple of days… nothing. Send an email. Oh, I’m out of town on a company emergency, I’ll handle it when I get back.

More waiting… nothing. Oh… well the company was supposed to send me a dongle in the mail so that you could use the product for free… well, they didn’t. AND, I’ve been holding off on some stuff and it’s been a full 30 Days since I made the email request for the software to IT.

One of the TL’s now shoots me an email… “What’s up with that Software?” to my reply “I’m still waiting” and that’s when TL1 came unglued… I saw an email with the quote “It’s been over a month & still no software, what the hell is going on over there? Why is a PM getting this software & not IT?” After that, silence.

I went home that evening completely forgetting about the incident. But, when I cam back in, the PM had bought me a license on her personal credit card. And when I apologized for the behavior of TL1, she said that nothing happened that “I was just tired of having in on my plate.”

Right. You know, I didn’t fall off the turnip truck yesterday, it was the day before & it was a hard bounce!

So… I just saw the PM in the hallway and she was nice, but cool. That reinforces my intuition.

So… I’m off and running today. Hope you have a great one! I’ll try to do the same…


© ‘Fizz’ 2010


About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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9 Responses to “Nothing” happened my arse…

  1. Terry says:

    It’s a real pain when your held up by others when trying to do your job and then they act like it was your fault. At least now you can get going. Hope you day gets better. Hugs


  2. Rambling says:

    Boy Terry said it all…I couldn’t do any better if I tried.


  3. Sherry says:

    Passing the buck is what I call it.


  4. Teri says:

    Office politics – ain’t it fun!!


  5. Babblelot says:

    Ya know, I’d been think’in ah long time you ought to start your own software company.


  6. Beth says:

    I hope this software sloves your problems.


  7. ♬ŠŨŇ says:

    Some people are pains hon………….. Hope your got it all sorted now. Take care, Xx


  8. Stephen Craig says:

    Dear Fizz, Thank you for your visits to the Painting Studio and for your comments. Glad that your issue was finally resolved and that your work will not be blocked by a born again geek with power. Some peeps just don’t get it and would rather get in the way. Wish you a very good and happy Saint Patrick’s Day. As ever be well


  9. ROCKET says:

    One of the bright spots about having my position abolished 17 months shy of retirement was never having to deal with the adminisphere of Navy civil service. For 11 1/2 months of the fiscal year we would be told the organization was broke and we would have to make do. Then, during the last 2 weeks we were all told that if we didn’t find a way to spend a gazillion bucks by the end of the FY our budget for the following FY would be cut. Don’t get me started on the beach cleaning machine purchased sight unseen from a guy building them in his garage in Minnesota. When we broke it I called to order a technical manual and was told "I haven’t got around to writing it yet but I have a picture of your problem in my head." He didn’t think it was funny when I told him to stuff his head in the fax machine so I could see the picture too.


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