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03 March 2005 @ 11:39 am
Burst O' Stuff  


The buying company has most of their data in SQL Server, and has a user group who wants data out of our AS400 system imported into an MS Access database. We have one and only one person in IT who knows SQL Server and MS Access. So, knowing my company, would you expect that they:

A) Put the person who knows SQL Server and Access onto integration projects.
B) Lay off the person who knows SQL server and Access because their job is "redundant".

Anyone who has read this journal for any period of time probably already knows the answer. I am having a lot of fun sitting and looking at the person they have co-opted into messing around in Access and laughing. I suspect she might have an easier time if she actually knew anything about SQL. Or Windows. Or, really, anything Microsoft.



Speaking of laughing...

While chasing down an issue today, I was chit-chatting with the Chihuahua On A Stick. I commented that the reason I was being particularly unhelpful today is because I'm going away soon. The Contractor commented that she's going away in eight days.

"Oh, that's perfect," the Chihuahua On A Stick replied sarcastically. "You're supposed to train her and she's going on vacation."

I grinned.






Since it's been almost a week since the game store said they would have my copy of GT4 in, I figured it was time to give them a call.

Me: I reserved a copy of GT4 about a week and a half ago, and I was wondering when you expected it in?

Guy: Oh, we didn't call you?

Me: Why, no.

Guy: You must have been one of the ones we couldn't get ahold of. We have it in. We've had it in for a while now.

Me: You're making me cry.

I'm not sure he realized that I was joking.

 
 
Current Mood: far too chipper
 
 
 
Steffan Thomasrhylar on March 3rd, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)
OK, so you will be laid off when? And the contractor returns from vacation when?
Sandpanthersandpanther on March 3rd, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
I don't have her exact dates, but I beileve she will be gone March 12-April 3. My last day with the company will be, at the latest, April 7.

This does mean that if I do get a job offer, I am in a somewhat difficult position regarding when I leave here. Do I decide to be an ass about it and leave them hanging? Or do I put up with having to be here for longer than I want and give them the full remaining time (thus insuring that I can't take a week off between jobs like I would want to?) Ah well, I suppose I will relegate that to the "things to fret about when there is actually something to fret about" category.
Steffan Thomasrhylar on March 3rd, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC)
And given your company's prior performance, why do you think they wouldn't lay you off immediately once you give them notice?

I suppose if you really want to be charitable, let them know on 4/1 that you have another position. That way, you are trying to do the right thing by them, and the fact that they immediately pack you out the door towards your long-suffering PS2 is just a bonus.
SnarkyLlama: Keep Right... Wrongllamabitchyo on March 3rd, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
I saw GT4 at Best Buy last Saturday and had a nice happy moment imagining that it was being played at that very moment in the State of Confusion...
Sandpanthersandpanther on March 3rd, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
Ah, alas. It was, at the time, but a happy delusion. (And if you are going to have delusions, you should go for the really satisfying ones!) Hopefully the delusion will be corrected this evening, though sadly, I suspect not.