Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

To the network admins (among CoT)

I don't know much about maintaining a network but what is the deal you guys, why are you guys so freaking busy and why is it things take weeks to get anything done.

Everywhere I have worked, the network people are in their own world.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 17th, 2007 1:31pm
They make themselves seem valuable by enforcing an artificial scarcity, just like us.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 17th, 2007 1:33pm
I'll get back to you on that, I'm pretty busy right now.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 17th, 2007 1:39pm
At my place, there is one person that is the go to person that has to do anything complicated.  Setup our java servers, blah, blah.

But for the simplest of tasks, that take 3 minutes, I mean come on.  For example, I needed somebody to run a simple perl script to hit a webservice.  At first I wish they could write the perl script because I dont even have perl installed (had to write it at home).  But no, running a simple script takes 2 weeks apparently.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 17th, 2007 1:43pm
Did you fill out a job request? That'll have to go to the configuration management board.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 17th, 2007 1:43pm
Job request forms can be obtained from your designated departmental IT liason representative.  If you are unsure who your rep is, contact your clerical assistant for more information.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 17th, 2007 1:45pm
Too funny, I sent the request through the "request board", I got a reply back from lady X.  I sent details to Lady X.  Lady X is in limbo.  I knew I was in trouble when this person came to me and looked like an older Britney Spears.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 17th, 2007 1:47pm
Now, the entire department is waiting on me to resolve an issue that is already 2 months behind.

...great.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 17th, 2007 1:49pm
We will respond to your request in sequence with our other work.  Please recognize that our workload is currently very high, so less critical work may be delayed.  Contact your supervisor to discuss options for increasing the priority of your request.  Have a nice day.  FOAD.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 17th, 2007 2:07pm
"FOAD"

Fuck-off and die?
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 17th, 2007 2:16pm
We'll first need copies of the TPS reports.  In triplicate.
Permalink Send private email O Face 
July 17th, 2007 2:23pm
<<I don't know much about maintaining a network but what is the deal you guys, why are you guys so freaking busy and why is it things take weeks to get anything done.>>

bad ratio?

1/20 here and wait times are short.
Permalink Kenny 
July 17th, 2007 3:19pm
My other theory is that they are all ITT grad rejects that it isnt that they cant get to the request.  It is that they dont understand the request to begin with.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 17th, 2007 4:05pm
Management measures the queue of requests. When it becomes too short, they fire a network admin.

It's the balance of the universe.
Permalink Send private email strawdog sobriquet 
July 17th, 2007 4:47pm
Your request was probably as incoherent as some of the stuff you post here or on botlist.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 17th, 2007 5:52pm
Look, we're a bit tied up with ServiceCenter migration classes for the foreseeable future but why not submit a request and get stakeholder signoff while you're at it? That way we'll have one less excuse to ignore you if it survives the upgrade.
Permalink Perry Green 
July 17th, 2007 10:15pm

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