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By ReallyEvilCanine (Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 06:29:28 AM EST) A Day in the Life, wtf, back--up, backstabbing, management, pie (all tags)
I Got Your Back

I am the worldwide expert in $Subject. I have been the worldwide expert in it for years. Cow-orkers all come to me for assistance. Programmers, when they have to make a new fix for $Subject, come to me. PM asks me. Our customers' upper fucking management gets sent to talk to me.

Poll: appropriate response
x-posted to da brog.




Hey, REC,
Can you tell me about the impact of FOO and BAR when dealing with $Subject?
-Gary

Sure, it'll only take me an hour to do some research and write up the two pages. But why do you give a shit, Gary? You don't deal with $Subject. You're a fucking line manager.

REC,
I need an answer pronto!
-Gary

I sent it to you yesterday, Gary. Our mail system is perm-b0rked. Here ya go again.

Hey REC,
Thanks a lot. This sorts out the questions. I think I'm going to make you my back-up on $Subject.
-Gary

You'll what? A blind, lobotomised, quadriplegic Robin is going to make Batman his back-up? Yeah, right, whatever.

But... Hold on a sec... what are all those lines and names in this mail?

Oh, I see.

Isn't that interesting?

Gary forwarded me the wrong mail. Last week it would've been the right mail; it's now wrong. It shows the reason he needed my explanation of $Subject: every $MegaCorp  division had to provide this information concerning their apps and products. To $MegaCorp's Super-Senior VP. And instead of telling SSVP to talk to me, Gary's taking the credit.

$Subject may change as soon as April. Gary will pay dearly.

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The bloke's a narcissist. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 07:43:22 AM EST
He's completely unable to conceive that you're anything more than a treasure trove to exploit for his own glorification. Sadly for him, and fortunately for humanity, you're going to give him his comeuppance.

Aren't you?

Did your paycheck bounce? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 04:27:39 PM EST
The only truly important thing here is that $MegaCorp's Super-Senior VP receives his information, so try to be a Team Player and quit your kvetching.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Who haXX0r3d ti_'s account? by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 12:13:46 AM EST
The real maniacal would take me to task for the lack of harsh options in the poll.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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