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Tuesday, October 11, 2005


So I've been working a lot lately. There was the quarter to midnight thing last Monday, followed by the 10pm departure the next day, followed by a short day (to go to the theater in the city), followed by another til midnight day, followed by working til just after ten before running to Friday night waltz. Yesterday I got in a few minutes after 10 and left a few minutes after 10. It was almost exactly 12 hours because I was listening to 10@10 on KFOG on my way in, and got to hear the rest of the set on my way home.

Then today I go to my staff meeting and am told that things will be changing. We have to change how we're working and produce more for less money and work with our off-shore partner and unify our business processes because our clients think our quality of work is poor and that our service is too expensive and that we have no discipline. Somehow after a 55 hour work week and a 12 hour day, that's a little hard to hear. I've been on the change wagon train for the past four years, and I keep helping to push that wagon over the hills and there's just more hills out there as far as the eye can see, and those riding in the wagon aren't getting any happier and I'm getting awfully tired.

But I'm so close to being ready for my Graduate Admissions course on Thursday. Maybe tonight I'll get to go home at a reasonable hour. Better not jinx it though.


  • Who are your clients?
    Other departments at Stanford ?
    That seems pretty harsh. If you're working 55 hr weeks, then perhaps your place is understaffed and any perceived quality problem could be remedied by having more people to do the work.

    By Blogger Chris S, at 12:03 AM  

  • Of course you're more expensive than your 'off-shore partners'. You won't work for a bag of rice and a pat on the head...and you know what you're doing. I've never had an 'off-shore partner' who knew their ass from a hole in the ground. And it never helps that they don't speak English and scream about us not being patient when, after 20 minutes on the phone, we still don't know what "Ahmwakin deh souv it be navlble" means. :P

    By Blogger Flonkbob, at 7:10 AM  

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