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Me: “hey our documentation claims X only works in case of Y [ what Y actual is being described as is in a rather confusing manner ] can you clarify that?”

Leadership doofus 1 : “yes that is correct, Y must occur EXACTLY that way for X to work.”

Leadership doofus 2: “X can can technically work without Y but it doesn’t work that well”

Leadership doofus 1: “oh uh, well, that’s actually what I meant, what doofus 2 said, yeah that’s it, ignore what I just said a few seconds ago.”

Leadership doofus 3: “does clarify for you?”

Me: “😐
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Someone actually said “this is a new paradigm” and I just wanted to start screaming the lines from The Simpsons about stupid people using buzz word to sound important in a Rainer Landfermann voice.
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Sure I’d love to work 12 hours today and be the only person in my department for the last 6 hours of my shift 🙃
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Why the fuck should I have to take time out of my personal life to send you screen shots of my pay check to make sure YOU are paying me correctly.
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cxwx wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:24 pm Why the fuck should I have to take time out of my personal life to send you screen shots of my pay check to make sure YOU are paying me correctly.
Well when the HQ of the call centre is in Bangalore you really can't just go to tne office... And really what else do you have going on...
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cxwx wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:24 pm Why the fuck should I have to take time out of my personal life to send you screen shots of my pay check to make sure YOU are paying me correctly.
You overheard someone saying this? It's not really dumb.
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the awesome Assassin wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:37 am
cxwx wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:24 pm Why the fuck should I have to take time out of my personal life to send you screen shots of my pay check to make sure YOU are paying me correctly.
Well when the HQ of the call centre is in Bangalore you really can't just go to tne office... And really what else do you have going on...
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godofdeadlydeath wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:41 am
cxwx wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:24 pm Why the fuck should I have to take time out of my personal life to send you screen shots of my pay check to make sure YOU are paying me correctly.
You overheard someone saying this? It's not really dumb.
Sorry, my context was unclear there. No one actually said that, I was just a venting my inner monologue after what I was told.
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That makes more sense. And yes, that system sucks.
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godofdeadlydeath wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:23 pm That makes more sense. And yes, that system sucks.
I love she tries to like reverse mind fuck me telling me how I’m generally one of their best performers and that’s why our meetings are always canceled because I’m one of the people who rarely needs to be told what I need to improve on, and it isn’t really a time to go over general problems, only issues I’D be expected to fix. Not issues THEY’D be expected to fix. ( trying to appeal to my vanity, yet at the same time
there really is no other set time to go over this kind of shit )
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cxwx wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:49 pm
godofdeadlydeath wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:23 pm That makes more sense. And yes, that system sucks.
I love she tries to like reverse mind fuck me telling me how I’m generally one of their best performers and that’s why our meetings are always canceled because I’m one of the people who rarely needs to be told what I need to improve on, and it isn’t really a time to go over general problems, only issues I’D be expected to fix. Not issues THEY’D be expected to fix. ( trying to appeal to my vanity, yet at the same time
there really is no other set time to go over this kind of shit )
Hahaha...
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I just got flashbacks to when I managed a team of 7 direct reports and half the time I'd cancel my weekly check-ins with my team members because they had no real updates and god damn I hated that fucking job and I'm so glad I'm not in it any more
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godofdeadlydeath wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:57 am I just got flashbacks to when I managed a team of 7 direct reports and half the time I'd cancel my weekly check-ins with my team members because they had no real updates and god damn I hated that fucking job and I'm so glad I'm not in it any more
We actually had a nice chat. Shit’s cool and the gang now.
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This exchange...
Guy:
"I really like the phrase 'tribal knowledge', people will know what that means"

"You're going to type anything but that, huh?"

Other person: "it's not PC anymore"

Manager: "some people might take offense to that"

Guy: *Scoff*
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tribal knowledge is a good indication that the company sucks if there is that much of a disconnect between the on the ground employees and management. It shouldn’t have to exist in the first place if the people in charge actually knew how things worked and what the fuck was going on.
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it means documentation is shit, and there's people who by trial and error have figured out how to operate it properly but it's never been formalized.
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Necrophilic Mallard wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:03 pm it means documentation is shit, and there's people who by trial and error have figured out how to operate it properly but it's never been formalized.
Yes, that was my point. We’re in agreement here.
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