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By ReallyEvilCanine (Wed May 13, 2009 at 10:41:54 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, Geography, India, Americas, APAC, EMEA, fuckwits, pie (all tags)

When your company is one of many that divides the world up into three regions -- Americas, EMEA and APAC --  which region should be responsible for the nimrods in an outsourced Bangalore sweatshop of a server room? Go on, guess.

Includes a poll.
x-posted to da brog.

The Scandinavia-based $CompanyCo really, really needs to add Chinese and Japanese support to $OurBigApp. It's an emergency now, SO OMG IT NEEDS TO BE DONE YESTARDAY LOLOL despite the fact it would've been working when they first installed $OurBigApp had they done what I told them to a couple of years ago. They didn't like the two extra clicks and one line SQL*Plus session it would've taken.

So here we are now at an impasse. Instead of two clicks and an ALTER DATABASE command they're going to be paying thousands which is fine by me; anything that brings cash into $MegaCorp ensures my continued ability to support the SuperSnarkyBitch and MildlyNaughtyWhelp.

Since India straddles EMEA and APAC I sent a note to the $$$Custom$$$Programming$$$ department of each region and closed the ticket. That was a month ago. There was a re-open request yesterday. It seems that no one had contacted $CompanyCo so I sent off another contact mail and escalated it to management which got the mail flying all over the place, most of it reading "FW: FW: FW: FW: $CompanyCo ticket 123-ADF29 -- It's not my region. How about you $SomeOtherName?".

And then finally someone had an epiphany which required chiding me in an answer. I am Teh STOOPITD. How the hell could I have not thought to ask $$$Custom$$$Programming$$$--Americas to handle this? Truly I am a fuckwit. 

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Given how many Indians live here by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed May 13, 2009 at 11:10:45 AM EST
I would say that India definitely belongs to us...

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Outnumbered 3 to 1. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed May 13, 2009 at 11:12:12 AM EST

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Clearly TEH STOOPID by sugar spun (4.00 / 4) #3 Wed May 13, 2009 at 11:29:36 AM EST
if you think calling a whelping woman with apparent hormonal rages a SuperSnarkyBitch in a public forum's a good idea.

I hope she doesn't find out about it......................... or that you took a sleeping bag to work today.

THIS POST IS COMPOSED OF PURE WIN. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed May 13, 2009 at 10:31:24 PM EST
even *I* wasn't that stoopit.

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

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-1: poll should be multi-choice by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed May 13, 2009 at 11:38:08 AM EST

Better yet by duxup (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed May 13, 2009 at 01:44:21 PM EST
You know that what you were supposed to do is obvious to everyone involved because they were all in a meeting two months ago where it was discussed and agreed upon, but it wasn't communicated to anyone who actually carries out the act discussed.
One of or regions has it's primary offices in... by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed May 13, 2009 at 01:52:13 PM EST
Waterloo. Yes, Waterloo. In Belgium.

There's a GREAT local beer there. by ReallyEvilCanine (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed May 13, 2009 at 02:34:04 PM EST
It's called (surprisingly enough) "Waterloo" (pronounced "WAH-teh(r)-low" like the town). The only place I could find it was at the restaurant by Napoleon's HQ (there being only a marker at Wellington's point and NO marker whatsoever at Quatre Bras where the actual battle took place. With a few maps and books I found the location it three exits down the highway away from Napoleon's HQ.

If you're there you can also see  the huge hill and horse statue pointing toward Dutchlandia that the fucking useless William of Orange had his men build immediately after the battle... a battle that William and his men fucking ran away from which almost caused Wellington to lose thanks the gaping hole in his flank the missing men left.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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Dude. If I'm ever there, by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed May 13, 2009 at 06:19:38 PM EST
I'm all over the monuments and the pubs (or whatever they call them on the continent). I'm also going to find you if you're on the continent at the time. I believe I owe you an adult beverage...

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Should you meet on Lion's Mound by brokkr (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu May 14, 2009 at 03:04:42 AM EST
gimme a call. I'm right next door.
Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjalfr it sama,
ek veit einn, at aldrei deyr: dómr um dau∂an hvern.

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