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…
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