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That is so interesting.
I had to make a call today. I picked up my desk phone (IP phone) and began dialing.
I had pressed 3 or 4 numbers and it wasn't doing anything.
I said (out loud to myself) "Can you not just dial a number on this thing? How do I dial a number?"
Suddenly, all the digits appeared on the screen and then I could hear the next numbers begin making number-pressing sounds.
It's all junk!
Say all you want about our old rotary phones. They worked. Yes, 8s, 9s, and 0s were a pain to wait for while the rotary spun back around, but they worked.
It's one of those mornings, where I need to be awake enough to fill out the annoying DB migration forms and submit them to one of the worst UX web sites, our internal SDLC site. But I also want a valium to ease the stress of doing this BS.
I am guessing that the pay is not bad, as you are still there,
It's not that miserable -- the misery I experience is actually 90% my attitude. Yes, there are objective things regarding how unprofessional stuff is done around here that I just have to learn to be Tollian about (Eckhart Tolle - live in the present, yadada), and I'm not sure the best way to bring these things up with management, as they tend to get defensive very quickly. I've written down and nixed several approaches already. That said, pay is fine, I only work here 3 days a week, and the coworkers are great -- they actually are the ones that exhibit competency, they sort of have to, to make up for management.