Saturday, October 22, 2005

Stupid managers should be shot

It's been a long and unfruitful day for me at my workplace. Thanks to some idiotic Operations Manager who is technology ignorant fool, i spent my entire day troubleshooting some non-existent problem.
It all began when this moron complained that his Pentium III 800Mhz with 64MB SDRAM was taking too long to process a software to generate entitlement. This department that this idiot manages basically deals with Legend Worldwide Holidays (LWH) members. Thus, everytime he generates an entitlement, the software processes the data of a member since the day he/she joined LWH. Say if a member joined in 1997, the software will generate all the data such as the number of nights he stayed in Legend Resort Cherating in 1998 and San Francisco in 1999 up to the current date from scratch. When dealing with such huge amount of data, it's no suprise that his hyper fast Pentium III 800Mhz with 64MB RAM lags considerably. Not only did he complained about his PC, he complained that all his front desk staff (7 PCs in total) are all "extremely slow that it cannot be used and hangs all the time".
This fool, instead of submitting a complain to the IT department of the company (where i am stationed at), he took the liberty to send a complain to the Vice President of Legend Group. Of course, even if such small matter reaches the VP, it becomes a huge issue. The VP sends an email to my department's manager demanding an explanation, the manager then instructed his assistant (which is my supervisor) to handle this case. My supervisor then instructed us to perform a detailed inventory check and software troubleshoot to find out the source of the problem. Mind you, at that time, none of us knew what caused the LWH PCs to be that slow. So off Tan and i go to the LWH office to perform typical maintainence processes (Scandisk, antivirus scan...etc). After taking the whole freaking day doing it, we found no problem whatsoever with the PCs. Of course the computers are slow compared to a newer one but the performance is as fast as the hardware can provide. At 630pm (we end our work at 530), that basket manager came out and blurted out that the PC is slow and revealed that the hardware isn't fast enough. Thus, our fruitless troubleshooting for a non-existent problem ended with a revelation that the stupid Operations Manager was too damn stingy to get new PCs for his department and he expects us to miraculously make the PCs super fast using a magic wand.
Sheeeeeesh...technology ignorant people like him should be taken out to a field and shot. Thanks to his ignorance about PC technology and his smart arse move to complain directly to the Vice President, Tan and i spent hours troubleshooting some problem that was not there in the first place. Now i really hope that fat old man dies of a heart failure or something. Sheesh...

Enough of that ape, i just watched Doom. Those who played Doom, especially the recent Doom 3, this is a must watch. You will find a lot of familiar scenes and even the settings are exactly like the game itself. Go check it out.

2 comments:

Christina said...

Hey Nick,
Cool down, and there's really no need to curse the poor fella to die of a heart failure...that's over the edge:(
Anyway, Doom was an okay flick....hehe...but entertaining too! You have a great day!:)

QuillerDog said...

Uncle Chan, I share your pain. I used to work for an idiot supervisor, too. This guy played favorites to the point of once telling me "She can do no wrong!". I, on the other hand, could do no right. His problem was that "she" sucked up and I refused to kiss ass. One day the "phone call" came. Seems Mr. Supervisor had fallen down on the street and couldn't get up. And he's calling me for help. Visions of tire tracks over his fat gut blossomed in my mind along with a nice deep hole near the Great Salt Lake. Alas, I took a co-worker with me to ensure Mr. Supervisor's safety. He is alive and well to this day but I've moved on. Someday though......