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?