Tuesday, November 06, 2012

...Is An Onrushing Train

So in addition to the usual chaos this time of year, The Job decided to throw a curve.

Apparently, someone managed to completely ignore a feature that had been discussed several months ago, and suddenly realized that it was very close to the deadline.  So instead of owning up and saying "Well, we need to postpone the drop to get his feature in", they asked  me to crank out a solution.  Then they nattered away 4 days of a 10 day deadline on side issues.  And then I find that the interface I was to use is already implemented elsewhere, and this should have been noticed during the initial discussion!

And the owner of that subsystem is "too busy", so I get tapped to redo all my work in the new processes, in 3 days, instead of 10.

*And* all this is after getting a sub-par review.....

You can bet this is being noted for future reference in next year's review.

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