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First of all, as an Idiot they can't help themselves. That's different, indeed, from the anal outcastings with legs that I dislike.
There are always people who, for one reason or another, I actively avoid
Long ago I figured out that I'll leave the 'active avoidance' to them. One of us, putting out that effort, is enough. Result is the same - except the satisfaction of knowing they've got one more burden in life.
The was a manger->director->fired where I am now. He was nick-named "The Obstructor in Chief" and my ignoring what he said to fix problems was Oh So Satisfying as there's nothing he could do about my making things better. Although way too late, he was finally fired.
I am told that I am pretty judgmental, and I would not disagree. I do contend, however, that I judge someone by the criteria that individual has set for himself; I endeavor to not judge someone by the criteria I have set. So far in life, I get along amicably with most everyone except hypocrites, and for obvious reasons, I have no desire to get along with such individuals.
Having said that, that certainly does not mean I agree with everyone concerning every, or for that matter, any points. I will happily debate any topic, sometimes quite heatedly, but once that discussion is over, it is over for me. My wife has never understood that concept: for her, a disagreement lasts days or weeks, whereas in my life, it was over in minutes.
In my continuing struggle to get stuff out the door, I came across a beauty my company has been running an eval of lens to fit our Cameras. These controllers have been in the field over 5 years. Looking over the test specs to retest the eval lens, I find no mention of the reset switch. So there is a reset switch by the Power connector, me, being me pressed said switch, nothing happens. Hold switch in nothing happens. Take cover off unit (with Torx screws) which a non-trivial, find a push button standing out for the PCB. So this approved unit has not been tested as there is a switch which does nothing (well it sends a logic level to the processor which ignores it). Raise a fault flag get dragged into three meeting for raising a fault flag with something that has been shipped! Yes it is safety critical!...
You are new at this place right? I remember when you were AtThePub. Not your fault if the previous person doing your job was lax. You were thorough. Stand your ground, especially if it is a safety issue. Fixing the faulty part will be a lot cheaper than being sued when the faulty part fails and someone is injured.
Tech Support: 'Did you try the reset switch?'
Me: 'Of course I tried the reset switch! I'm not a complete moron!'
Tech Support: 'Ummm, yeah, that must be a defective switch. Please unplug the unit and wait for at least 2 minutes and retry. Thank You and Goodbye!'
I did think that the definition wasn't going to be the "liar" part, but as I am off work on Monday I didn't put much effort in trying to solve it... though I doubt I would have ever got that one anyway.
That's the third unsolved one this week! I think we are all getting too mean