Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September 21

Time for a work rant.  I basically work at a museum.  We keep track of everything using Microsoft Access.  Lately, someone donated a new collection and the decision was made to create a new Access database to manage it all.  No one in the office knows anything about Access.  IT is completely overloaded and we are basically bottom rung.

I had the most experience with computers, so I was basically told to figure it out.  Fine.  Tinkering around, I think I figured most of it out.  Here is where the problems come.  Each one of our computers uses a different version of Access.  The person who will actually deal with the database has 2000.  Serious.  2000.  I have 2007, all the research computers have 2003 and we have one random laptop with 2010.  These do not play nice together when you are attempting to create or change anything.  Searching, fine.  But you dare change the name of a column and everything is shot straight to hell.

But Scott, you say, surely there is a way to standardize everything.  Yes, random blog person, there is.  If IT could get a few (dozen) more people.  So, basically, no dice.

Anyway, what kind of work annoyances do you deal with?

16 comments:

  1. I work as a police officer if you think that your jobs bad try picking a kid off the streets cause you were told he was begging for money and considered homeless just to have him kick you in the testicles. True story happened earlier today
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  2. that sucks addict_gaming !!! cops dont mess with me when i am driving so im lucky but anytime i have to deal with them im always proper and dont give them a hard time its just like if THEY came to MY work and i was givin them a hard time. its their job just make it as easy as possible for them

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  3. damn these work heredicts are always troublesome

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  4. I work at a restaurant, 'nuff said -_-

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  5. I don't have a job, there's my work annoyance. I hope you get better at these problems you're encountering anyway buddy, it will be fine I'm sure.

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  6. Heh, you think that's bad? I used to work as a delivery guy, and the worst part is, people used to prank-call all the time. I'd just do my job, ring the doorbell, and whoever opened the door would flip, because 30% of the time, they didn't even order any damn pizza.

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  7. Incompetant co-workers. Last night they asked me if I spoke Mexican since I said I was Mexican. Seriously?

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  8. That's what happens when people find out your good at computers haha.

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  9. I know that feel, i don't wanna work anymore.

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  10. Gotdamnit. I was just about to say what YeamieWaffles said. Atleast I know I'm not the only one without a job.
    Good luck getting one, Waffles.
    I know I'd love one to.

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  11. work is an annoyance. i need to be unemployed and independantly wealthy. then i'll just start complaining i have way to much money and the weather sucks :)

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  12. I'm homeless and without a job... So i guess there's no down sides what so ever! :D

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