I’m so sick of my job at the moment. I don’t want to say too much but basically when I took the job it was to fill in for someone going on maternity leave.
All good and well except they had a guy doing the same role in Sydney and a few weeks after I started, they asked me to take on some of his projects. What they didn’t say was that I had to take on ALL his work because they were getting rid of him.
So yeah, I’m doing the work of two people. It gets worse. The reason they got rid of Sydney guy was because he’s totally incapable of doing the job. I think even more than anyone realised. Even now, months later, I’m finding stuff he’s screwed up. But he’s long gone and now they are MY projects.
He wasn’t even just annoying. My opinion is that he really couldn’t do the job but didn’t want to look like he was doing nothing so went into the system and just randomly changed stuff so he looked like he was working. Since you would never expect any sane person to do stuff like, I’ve never tested for it. There is absolutely no specifications or documentation of the work he was doing either.
He’s done all manner of crappy crap. Like people kept emailing him with updates for a few months after he moved. Instead of letting them know or forwarding the emails to the relevant person, he ignored them. Suddenly I have months of updates to do.
Sydney guy is just lucky he’s in Sydney. I reckon at least 2-3 times a week I find things that make me just want to punch. I wish they’d just scrape the projects and let me start from scratch. It would have been far less work in the long run.
On top of that, I have to do support. I freaken hate doing IT support. I hate it more than anything. I like working on projects, shiny new projects that no one has screwed up.
Not crappy support where your day gets taken up with people emailing you saying shit like “I have a problem.” (full stop… no more information) I want to punch those people too. Seriously, if you ever have to contact IT support, do NOT say that. I so want to reply saying well gee just let me use my special psychic powers to figure out what that problem is, moron.
Also today someone contacted me because they had a problem with a spreadsheet. They wouldn’t actually send me the spreadsheet, they just wanted me to fix it.
Some people should just not be allowed to have computers. They probably shouldn’t be allowed to leave the house.