quote:Originally posted by Kweli4Real:quote:Originally posted by ATPWordPro:
Have you guys ever been in the workplace, listening to the conversations around you, and come to the sick realization that your ass is doomed?
How so? Where your co-workers discussing dividing up your office furniture and supplies, and drawing straws for your office?
No. They were being wishy-washy, displaying no desire to learn, no natural inquisitiveness.
Basically, a paralegal came in (I'm a wordprocesser, but I'm housed with IT.) asking for a software tool that we have to be modified to meet new criteria. The tool we have was purchased from a vendor, but is basically a macro that generates a specific type of label. All he wanted was for the tool to use a different sized label. The people around me, including my boss and the IT manager, made it seem like he was asking for something crazy. It's as if they are content to sit and do the same thing day-in, day-out, never anything new or challenging.
This presents a problem for someone of my inquisitive nature. I ask a lot of questions and pose just as many workarounds for stuff that we allegedly can't do.
I'm basically doomed in the sense that I haven't really learned anything new in the past year and there is no indication that I will in the future. I guess the reality of it hit home (again) when they BOTH jumped on the excuse bandwagon for a problem that, even though we don't own the tool, would be fun to tackle nonetheless. It's not like we don't have plenty of down-time for studying the problem. Barring that, I'm sure the vendor could modify the code in a snap. It's what they do for crying out loud.
I don't know . . . difficult to be coherent . . . don't know how to express what I'm feeling.