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I did it yesterday, so I thought I'd play with the anagram instead of answering!
Mind you, you're lucky if you can afford to buy a bedsit in Londinium these days ... or unlucky, in that it probably means you live there.
Sent from my Amstrad PC 1640 Never throw anything away, Griff
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
Hauled into a managers meeting, which is already in full stream, to 'advise' on some reports they (think they) require...
The first thing I hear is the one phrase guaranteed to strike terror into me and raise the hairs on the back of my neck - "THIS IS REALLY SIMPLE AND WE'RE SURE IT WON'T TAKE YOU LONG..."
Now I know I'm in trouble.
Spent the next twenty minutes trying to explain why there were technical reasons it would be anything but simple, while they got more and more annoyed at my obvious stupidity (to the extent that one started 'teaching' me how to cut and paste in Excel....)
These people think every page in the application is a seperate DB table (despite being told on numerous occasions that its not that simple) which is why it should be so easy to get the info into a report - just go to that page...
I need a different job!
Hard to say. Punching them in the face would doubtlessly be a valid response. But gutting them with a swiss army knife may be going too far in some peoples opinion...
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
That's the point that you inform them that they brought you in for your technical expertise and that you have advised them of the difficulty of the task. Remind them that, when you overrun other tasks because this one has been underestimated, that you will be referring back to the meeting as to the reason why other tasks have not been completed. Send a confirmation email afterwards otherwise they will "forget" that it was their idea.