• TommyTuTone (unregistered)

    Say What?

  • Nagesh (cs) in reply to TommyTuTone
    TommyTuTone:
    Say What?

    You're first.

  • kastein (unregistered)

    When I went to comment on this article the synopsis of it at the top of the comment page read:

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:10.0pt;"Times New Roman";} "You need to help me with this crap!"

    I think Alicia must have taken over article writing.

  • Nagesh (cs) in reply to kastein
    kastein:
    When I went to comment on this article the synopsis of it at the top of the comment page read:
    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:10.0pt;"Times New Roman";} "You need to help me with this crap!"

    I think Alicia must have taken over article writing.

    Browsers at times fail to render correct coed. This is WTF only.

  • Some Jerk (unregistered)

    Coming soon with Microsoft Office 2012: Create your applications with Microsoft Word. You can even edit the margines by double clicking!

  • Nagesh (cs) in reply to Some Jerk
    Some Jerk:
    Coming soon with Microsoft Office 2012: Create your applications with Microsoft Word. You can even edit the margines by double clicking!

    How do you create RICH TEXT FILE? I use MS Word.

  • Fred Flintstone (unregistered)

    This one made me a little sad....

  • mrfr0g (unregistered) in reply to Fred Flintstone

    This one made me really sad.

  • Some Jerk (unregistered)

    Ranks rigth up there with call centers in India, don't you think?

    "gid afta noon misi odfa" .oO( it is 9AM here ), "I am call fer cre car" <click>

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered)

    I really don't want to believe this is true... Gotta find a happy place. Find a happy place. Find a happy place.

  • Nagesh (cs) in reply to Some Jerk
    Some Jerk:
    Ranks rigth up there with call centers in India, don't you think?

    "gid afta noon misi odfa" .oO( it is 9AM here ), "I am call fer cre car" <click>

    CUSTOMER CARE OPERATION IS NOT EASY, YOU BULLOK HEADED BUFFOON.

  • AlleyGator (unregistered)

    Suffer not a fool to live.

    She not got a promotion, she also ruined the company! And it's Jaimy's fault.

  • Duh (unregistered)

    whattheeverlivingshit did I just read. That is the saddest story I've seen on this site.

  • boog (cs)
    "Maybe we should-- diversify our hiring pool? Use a different agency?"

    "I get a referral bonus from this one."

    Glad to see you have your priorities in order.

    Really, Jaimy should have taped the conversation and played it for management. They may not have appreciated her getting bonuses at the company's expense.

  • Melnorme (unregistered)

    Oh god oh man oh god oh man oh god oh man. This is probably the most nightmarish post I've ever seen on this site.

  • Andrew (unregistered)

    You can't teach common sense.

  • snoofle (cs) in reply to TommyTuTone

    So....

    Inept management hires inept arrogant conceited glory hogging twit
    Inept management promotes twit at twit's urging
    Twit hires more twits for personal gain
    Twit blames remaining competant workers for downward spiral
    Remaining competant worker leaves
    Company does well-deserved tail spin, crashes and burns
    (yes I can see a little bit into the future on this one)
    
  • Rob (unregistered)

    Generally, when asked, I advise people never to quit a job unless their next job is lined up.

    This story is an exception.

    The truly frightening part is that it probably did happen. One would hope that, perhaps, Jaimy can come back and tell us when that horror house of cards finally collapsed.

  • Some Jerk (unregistered) in reply to boog

    Management was replaced last year. They outsourced the CEO position to the lowest bidder in the Phillipeans

  • HellKarnassus (cs)

    It is always nice to help a coworker and feels good to be useful, but you cannot just go teaching them the basics they are supposed to already know unless they are your interns or apprentices. And much less if they are being an ass. Maybe she was very hot and Jaimy very urged?

  • Mythran (cs)

    Visual Studio 2000?!? Wow, they were so cheap they had to invent an old version of Visual Studio...(IIRC, there is no VS2k).

  • HellKarnassus (cs) in reply to Mythran
    Mythran:
    Visual Studio 2000?!? Wow, they were so cheap they had to invent an old version of Visual Studio...(IIRC, there is no VS2k).
    Please God, let this be evidence that this story is fictional.
  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    Oh god make the sadness go away

  • frits (cs)
    Alicia:
    "Don't misunderappreciate me like they did at my last job."
    Au contraire, I think they underappreciated you just enough.
  • ClaudeSuck.de (cs) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    This is WTF only.

    You mean:

    Teh browsers at times fail to render teh correct codes. What Teh Fuck?

  • Quicksilver (cs)

    Ah and the TrueWTF is:

    Jaimy's social ineptness making it unable for him to stand up against some total looser and new coworker lead to the destruction of a whole IT company.

  • amischiefr (cs) in reply to Rob
    Rob:
    Generally, when asked, I advise people never to quit a job unless their next job is lined up.

    This story is an exception.

    The truly frightening part is that it probably did happen. One would hope that, perhaps, Jaimy can come back and tell us when that horror house of cards finally collapsed.

    I would believe it. It 'sort' of just happened here. Guy got hired as a senior developer. He was promised that within a year or two a management position would open up because he stated that he was a manager at his last place.

    The guy couldn't code for shit and now just got promoted to manage a group, and I have to go clean up his shitty code base and maintain his apps...

  • frits (cs)

    Alicia was pleasantly suprised to find the VB equivalents looked a lot like the macros she already knew...

  • octocat empire (unregistered)

    If no one else is going to say it:

    TRWTF is VB.

    captcha: transverbero

  • Hasteur (cs)

    Where's the Law of Coding Darwinisim (Only the competent survive) when you need it? I'd probably just give her the length of rope necessary to hang herself and not annotate her mistakes. So much the better to reclaim the placement fee

  • boog (cs) in reply to HellKarnassus
    HellKarnassus:
    Maybe she was very hot and Jaimy very urged?
    She seems like she may have that "hot chick" level of undeserved self-satisfaction and confidence, but she could just as easily be your run-of-the-mill pie-faced sociopath with an inferiority complex.

    Regardless, if she dropped dead suddenly, I don't think I'd be able to contain my laughter.

  • GettinSadda (cs)

    Yeah - that really cheered up my shitty day

    Now, where do I find a rope, a chair and a strong beam at least 8 feet above the floor?

  • Some Jerk (unregistered) in reply to boog
    boog:
    HellKarnassus:
    Maybe she was very hot and Jaimy very urged?
    She seems like she may have that "hot chick" level of undeserved self-satisfaction and confidence, but she could just as easily be your run-of-the-mill pie-faced sociopath with an inferiority complex.

    Regardless, if she dropped dead suddenly, I don't think I'd be able to contain my laughter.

    Dunno about that. Think she needs to live long enough for management to swim in the sewage they pumped into their office, don't you?

    captcha : immitto : recently added to try / catch / finally / immitto (so you can get an instant message when your code fails)

  • ClaudeSuck.de (cs) in reply to HellKarnassus
    HellKarnassus:
    Mythran:
    Visual Studio 2000?!? Wow, they were so cheap they had to invent an old version of Visual Studio...(IIRC, there is no VS2k).
    Please God, let this be evidence that this story is fictional.

    It is for sure not fictional at all. We once received a new IT manager. A protegé of the CEO. He was trying to impress us with his outstanding knowledge but failed, for example, to set up an ODBC connection from Excel to Access (???, WTF!). Anyway, some weeks later he was on his travel to visit the other sites in Europe. Management had finally learned that he was crap. So they kept him travelling and never sent him the ticket to come back to the HQ. Excellentis.

  • Lastchance (cs)

    This sort of thing only happens when people like Alicia are carried by misguided, but well-meaning coworkers.

    Law of the Jungle, I say. Law of the Jungle.

  • Compulsion (unregistered)

    The time to quit would have been as soon as she was promoted. Learn to read the writing on the wall.

  • C-Octothorpe (unregistered) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    So....
    Inept management hires inept arrogant conceited glory hogging twat
    Inept management promotes twit at twat's urging
    Twat hires more twat for personal gain
    Twat blames remaining competant workers for downward spiral
    Remaining competant worker leaves
    Company does well-deserved tail spin, crashes and burns
    (yes I can see a little bit into the future on this one)
    

    FTFY

  • TommyTuTone (unregistered) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    TommyTuTone:
    Say What?

    You're first.

    Oh, I feel so sexy!

  • Simon (unregistered)

    What the bleeding fuck?

  • Simon (unregistered)

    I was hired for a job for which I feel vastly underqualified about 9 months ago. I think they were desperate. Having seen the calibre of the developers I've come to realise I could never be a real developer. I'm not that smart. I was shit-hot at all my previous jobs but now I feel like an idiot.

    Luckily, I tell everybody that asks me to do something that I can't, I don't have a clue how to, I've no idea what my job is and I don't understand how I got through the interview. They laugh and go and ask someone else. I figure, when the shit eventually comes down and they rumble me, I can point to the fact that I've been completely honest all along.

  • Nagesh (cs)
    Quicksilver:
    Ah and the TrueWTF is: Jaimy's social ineptness making it unable for him to stand up against some total looser and new coworker lead to the destruction of a whole IT company.

    Jo dar gaya woh mar gaya!

    Translated to

    The one who scared a lot is first to die!

  • dyslexicbunny (unregistered)
    Lastchance:
    This sort of thing only happens when people like Alicia are carried by misguided, but well-meaning coworkers.
    Bingo.
    Compulsion:
    The time to quit would have been as soon as she was promoted. Learn to read the writing on the wall.
    Bingo.

    I'm surprised Jaimy didn't drop everything to update the resume as soon as she said new Head of ICT.

    consequat - the consequences of promoting an incompetent twat

    Or perhaps the consequences of sticking around once the writing is on the wall

  • Some Jerk (unregistered) in reply to Simon
    Simon:
    I was hired for a job for which I feel vastly underqualified about 9 months ago. I think they were desperate. Having seen the calibre of the developers I've come to realise I could never be a real developer. I'm not that smart. I was shit-hot at all my previous jobs but now I feel like an idiot.

    Luckily, I tell everybody that asks me to do something that I can't, I don't have a clue how to, I've no idea what my job is and I don't understand how I got through the interview. They laugh and go and ask someone else. I figure, when the shit eventually comes down and they rumble me, I can point to the fact that I've been completely honest all along.

    This might be the best post here so far. Too often I wish all ignorant fools could just be honest about it. I suspect that many of my previous work environments would have been more enjoyable that way.

  • C-Octothorpe (unregistered) in reply to Some Jerk
    Some Jerk:
    Simon:
    I was hired for a job for which I feel vastly underqualified about 9 months ago. I think they were desperate. Having seen the calibre of the developers I've come to realise I could never be a real developer. I'm not that smart. I was shit-hot at all my previous jobs but now I feel like an idiot.

    Luckily, I tell everybody that asks me to do something that I can't, I don't have a clue how to, I've no idea what my job is and I don't understand how I got through the interview. They laugh and go and ask someone else. I figure, when the shit eventually comes down and they rumble me, I can point to the fact that I've been completely honest all along.

    This might be the best post here so far. Too often I wish all ignorant fools could just be honest about it. I suspect that many of my previous work environments would have been more enjoyable that way.

    I don't know "Simon", but AFAIK, inexperienced != ignorant. Ignorant is being inexperienced and thinking that you know everything.

    Simon sounds like a nice guy, but he would have been canned pretty quickly in most places (unless it was government, in which case, everybody is Simon).

  • DocBrown (cs)

    There was a newly hired guy on my team who was painfully slow with understanding programming. He liked to talk how he'd rather be a manager instead. (NB: He'd freshly graduated with Economics and CS masters.) We helped him along the best we could... and rewrote (had to) almost all his code after he moved on to another project.

    Last I heard of him, they promoted him to a team developing complex analytic reports. The first thing I thought at the moment was "Oh, gods, what were they thinking?" And the second: "Yay, not us!"

  • CaptainSmartass (cs)

    There's no way this story is true. And if it is, Jaimy is a fool for helping someone who was such a bitch to him the first time they spoke. Expecting someone else to do your job is a sure sign of a sociopath, he should've complained to management that she knew nothing right then and there.

  • anon (unregistered)

    TRWTF is Jaimy going the extra mile to "help".

    If you aren't helping yourself, you're hurting yourself.

  • B. Jones (unregistered)

    I don't see what the problem is.

    Bob Jones MCP

  • Lorne Kates (cs) in reply to HellKarnassus
    HellKarnassus:
    Mythran:
    Visual Studio 2000?!? Wow, they were so cheap they had to invent an old version of Visual Studio...(IIRC, there is no VS2k).
    Please God, let this be evidence that this story is fictional.

    Nope, just evidence of my typo. The pain is real.

  • JB (unregistered) in reply to Some Jerk
    Some Jerk:
    Ranks rigth up there with call centers in India, don't you think?

    "gid afta noon misi odfa" .oO( it is 9AM here ), "I am call fer cre car" <click>

    The trick is to call them around 2 or 3 AM (or, well, whenever in your timezone is mid-morning in India). Turns out, the day-shift folks can sometimes be quite good.

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