Monday, May 04, 2009

How NOT To Handle Things

OK, sorry, I am going to vent for a few minutes.

I am responsible for testing a certain project (we'll call it Project X). Project X was sent to us last year and it was TERRIBLE. We sent it back and 4 months later or so we got it back and it was much better. Ready for testing we declared. We told them it would be a while, but we would get it scheduled in and tested for release.

Well the manager over Project X pulled political strings and said we HAVE to get Project X out the door NOW! We have NEW SALES RIDING ON THIS!

My uber-boss came to me and we hammer out I would need three weeks to test everything (I had around 300 + tests to run on it). Then I was told I also had to test it on two other phone systems that I don't normally work on.

I made my three week test period. Of course it FAILED MISERABLY on the second phone system I tested on and Project X wouldn't even CONNECT to the third phone system so I couldn't test on it at all.

So now here I am like 6 weeks after the fact floating around, waiting on the next load of Project X. This one is supposed to be ready to connect to the third phone system. The second phone system will be documentation changes saying we don't support most everything that failed.

Folks, so now my numbers look terrible, I cannot plan to be included in the IMPORTANT TESTING on FINISHED PRODUCTS because I have to babysit this turd.

I am not a happy camper and I feel like I am now in a position where I am very much not a REQUIRED TEAM MEMBER seeing as how I am trying to find things to keep me busy in between loads.

Also, the manger of Project X, well he's not manager of it anymore, it's under another guy who knows nothing about it. So this one will probably die a slow death (based on the way the new manager managed his last project).

Thank you. I will kick you in the Ding-Ding when I get a chance for putting me and my family in a precarious situation so you could push your project through. Also now with the HUGE amount of man WEEKS we have spent testing this "Simple little app" which has "New sales riding on it." we will NEVER make our money back.

OK, rant over. Sorry folks. If anyone needs me I will be updating my resume.

3 comments:

furiousBall said...

boy oh boy, i've lived this. in some ways i'm grateful being fired from that company with such a crappy product (like you just described)

Miss Yvonne said...

Don't you just love corporate America?

Wonder Woman said...

I say, work on your book in the down time. It is our only true future....

Of course, you could submit political cartoons.... come on folks, he thinks that I am just saying this because I am married to him. He has uber talent...