• Squegie (unregistered) in reply to Diamonds

    This is why I don't like working 8 hour days. Neal shouldn't feel at all bad for arriving to work late. People like him in 7 hours acomplish as much as someone who works 8 hours. The proof is even in this post. While the whole office was working on this during the 45 minutes that he was late, Neal figured it out in 3 minutes.

     

    Actually, what those people did in 45 minutes, Neal destroyed in 3.  Everyone had been encouraging their boss and therefore avoiding the actual work day.   

     

  • (cs) in reply to Jujo
    Anonymous:

    "It's f---ing Google!" he screamed, "they're f---ing trying to put me out of f---ing business. They're screwing me, you're screwing me, everyone is f---ing screwing me!"

     He he he he :) Wasn`t this man`s name "Scarface" ?

    Cheerz.

    I was thinking it might actually be Steve Ballmer ...

  • (cs) in reply to Avalanche

    Avalanche:
    You do realise that the download-location in Firefox is user-configurable, or you can configure it to ask at every download...

    Or you could go one step further and get the download sort extension to apply a spot of organisation... 

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  • (cs) in reply to jam244
    jam244:
    kuroshin:
    And folks, this is how Scrum works in real life:

    The pig go. Go is to the office. Late. The pig look. Look at what? Empty office. The chicken shout. Shout something. The something at the pig. The pig confusing. But the pig follow. Follow with chicken. The chicken very angry. The pig browse. With Google. Chicken blame. Blame is to the White House. Shift blame. Blame is now to Google. The chicken now squawk. Squawk is "B-A-N-N-E-R'. Opera flash. Pig sigh. Sigh is to the chicken. Chicken is fool. Giggle. The DailyWTF giggle.

    I created an account just to say, that is the best post I have seen, on any forum, ever.

    I can't believe how many people posting in this thread apparently missed the neural network WTF from a couple weeks ago.

  • akatherder (unregistered) in reply to ssprencel
    ssprencel:
    Anonymous:
    Diamonds:

    This is why I don't like working 8 hour days. Neal shouldn't feel at all bad for arriving to work late. People like him in 7 hours acomplish as much as someone who works 8 hours. The proof is even in this post. While the whole office was working on this during the 45 minutes that he was late, Neal figured it out in 3 minutes.

    If Neal got to work on time, he would have fixed the problem sooner and the whole office wouldn't have wasted their time watching the boss man yell.  Kudos for fixing the problem, but he wasted a lot of their time (and patience) by being tardy.

    The way I see it is that Neal showed up 45 minutes late and so he has a 45 minute deficit.  Neal then fixes the problem in three minutes what nine people could not do in 45 minutes.  9x45 = 405 or 6 hours and 45 minutes.  Take away the 45 minutes of work that he was late for and the 3 minutes of work that he completed and Neal should be able to go home in 1 hour and 57 minutes.

     

    Since Neal was late, his inaction allowed them to waste 45 minutes of their time (EACH!).  If he arrived at on time he would have been able to fix the problem immediately.  Because he was lazy and overslept, he left the morons to themselves and they ended up screwing up.  So he owes the 45 minutes of time he was late and at least part of each of their time that he was partially responsible for wasting. 

    It's like you go out to build a fence and Neil is the guy with the shovel.  Sure you showed up on time, but you can't do anything until Neil wakes up and brings the shovel (or in this case his brain) so you can get started.

     I think it's funny that people are asking ME if it's Neil's fault that they are morons.  Welcome to the real world.
     

  • Galelasa (unregistered) in reply to kuroshin
    kuroshin:

    The pig go. Go is to the office. Late. The pig look. Look at what? Empty office. The chicken shout. Shout something. The something at the pig. The pig confusing. But the pig follow. Follow with chicken. The chicken very angry. The pig browse. With Google. Chicken blame. Blame is to the White House. Shift blame. Blame is now to Google. The chicken now squawk. Squawk is "B-A-N-N-E-R'. Opera flash. Pig sigh. Sigh is to the chicken. Chicken is fool. Giggle. The DailyWTF giggle.

     

    This is the best reply ever! 

    No quack!

  • (cs) in reply to Zylon
    Zylon:
    jam244:
    kuroshin:
    And folks, this is how Scrum works in real life:

    The pig go. Go is to the office. Late. The pig look. Look at what? Empty office. The chicken shout. Shout something. The something at the pig. The pig confusing. But the pig follow. Follow with chicken. The chicken very angry. The pig browse. With Google. Chicken blame. Blame is to the White House. Shift blame. Blame is now to Google. The chicken now squawk. Squawk is "B-A-N-N-E-R'. Opera flash. Pig sigh. Sigh is to the chicken. Chicken is fool. Giggle. The DailyWTF giggle.

    I created an account just to say, that is the best post I have seen, on any forum, ever.

    I can't believe how many people posting in this thread apparently missed the neural network WTF from a couple weeks ago.

     

    Who Said I missed it, I just think that this version is perfect for the WTF it is in reference to. I say Damn Good Job!! Just as good as the original!!

     

    ~SE

     

  • (cs) in reply to emurphy

    emurphy:
    Shark Tank had a story a few weeks back about a company whose new-fangled spam-blocker was generating false positives left and right.  See, the company is a mortgage broker, and... well, I'm sure y'all can figure it out from there.

    There is this other company where the HTML invoice email it's online service generates and sends to the customer is considered spam by Outlook 2003's Junk E-mail filter...

  • (cs) in reply to Ann

    Anonymous:
    I was wondering when someone was going to bring this up.  Wtf is Neal doing working for a company producing such a loathsome product?

    Paying his mortgage? 

  • (cs)

    The sad thing is that another idiot is in charge

  • (cs) in reply to akatherder
    Anonymous:

    Since Neal was late, his inaction allowed them to waste 45 minutes of their time (EACH!).  If he arrived at on time he would have been able to fix the problem immediately.  Because he was lazy and overslept, he left the morons to themselves and they ended up screwing up.  So he owes the 45 minutes of time he was late and at least part of each of their time that he was partially responsible for wasting. 

    It's like you go out to build a fence and Neil is the guy with the shovel.  Sure you showed up on time, but you can't do anything until Neil wakes up and brings the shovel (or in this case his brain) so you can get started.

     I think it's funny that people are asking ME if it's Neil's fault that they are morons.  Welcome to the real world.
     

     

    First of all...."allowed them to waste 45 minutes of their time (EACH!)"....that's right ALLOWED...not FORCED.

     Second, in the fence example, if everyone else is too stupid/lazy to realize just maybe they may have to pick up a shovel themselves and get started, then perhaps it's time to find a new crew. You say "welcome to the real world", well the real world I know requires you to sometimes do things that aren't specifically YOUR job.

     I think it's funny that you continue to hammer on Neal but seem not to care so much that the rest of the office appears to be a bunch of asshats. Sounds to me like you're part of the problem as to WHY the real world IS the "real world"; too many morons are given a pass but guys like Neal who actually seem to have a brain are then judged much more harshly.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Chris heinz

    How about sharing with us the part where you gather all your colleagues to explain some conspiracy theory which ends in gargantuan disappointment and curling up in fetal position in the corner of your office? :)

     

    CAPTHA: wtf

    WTF?
     

  • (cs) in reply to ssprencel
    ssprencel:
    Earl Purple:

    He should have got this:

    [Sniped that God-awful crap]

    And just what was the point of that?

     So Neal's boss could have a look and see if his company was there.

    And what a horrible way to spell that name.

     

  • Sam F. (unregistered)

    And here's where I get to share my favorite line:

     Always the technology, never the user.
     

  • akatherder (unregistered) in reply to ResidentialEvil
    ResidentialEvil:
    Anonymous:

    Since Neal was late, his inaction allowed them to waste 45 minutes of their time (EACH!).  If he arrived at on time he would have been able to fix the problem immediately.  Because he was lazy and overslept, he left the morons to themselves and they ended up screwing up.  So he owes the 45 minutes of time he was late and at least part of each of their time that he was partially responsible for wasting. 

    It's like you go out to build a fence and Neil is the guy with the shovel.  Sure you showed up on time, but you can't do anything until Neil wakes up and brings the shovel (or in this case his brain) so you can get started.

     I think it's funny that people are asking ME if it's Neil's fault that they are morons.  Welcome to the real world.
     

     

    First of all...."allowed them to waste 45 minutes of their time (EACH!)"....that's right ALLOWED...not FORCED.

     Second, in the fence example, if everyone else is too stupid/lazy to realize just maybe they may have to pick up a shovel themselves and get started, then perhaps it's time to find a new crew. You say "welcome to the real world", well the real world I know requires you to sometimes do things that aren't specifically YOUR job.

     I think it's funny that you continue to hammer on Neal but seem not to care so much that the rest of the office appears to be a bunch of asshats. Sounds to me like you're part of the problem as to WHY the real world IS the "real world"; too many morons are given a pass but guys like Neal who actually seem to have a brain are then judged much more harshly.

     

    I'm just saying that if people do what they're supposed (i.e. show up on time) it makes everyone's lives a lot easier.  Trust I've made mistakes and I've overslept before. There are consequences if your absence is costly.

    I make a living doing things that aren't my job.  But you can bet your butt I'm not going to go out and purchase a shovel with my own money if it's someone else's job.  That isn't the point though.  The point is that someone with an irreplaceable tool (i.e. the only smart one in the office) ain't there.
     

    It's a given that the rest of the office is a bunch of morons.  I didn't think I needed to waste my time discussing the drooling goobers staring at the furious bossman's screen. 

  • (cs) in reply to akatherder
    Anonymous:
    ResidentialEvil:
    Anonymous:

    Since Neal was late, his inaction allowed them to waste 45 minutes of their time (EACH!).  If he arrived at on time he would have been able to fix the problem immediately.  Because he was lazy and overslept, he left the morons to themselves and they ended up screwing up.  So he owes the 45 minutes of time he was late and at least part of each of their time that he was partially responsible for wasting. 

    It's like you go out to build a fence and Neil is the guy with the shovel.  Sure you showed up on time, but you can't do anything until Neil wakes up and brings the shovel (or in this case his brain) so you can get started.

     I think it's funny that people are asking ME if it's Neil's fault that they are morons.  Welcome to the real world.
     

     

    First of all...."allowed them to waste 45 minutes of their time (EACH!)"....that's right ALLOWED...not FORCED.

     Second, in the fence example, if everyone else is too stupid/lazy to realize just maybe they may have to pick up a shovel themselves and get started, then perhaps it's time to find a new crew. You say "welcome to the real world", well the real world I know requires you to sometimes do things that aren't specifically YOUR job.

     I think it's funny that you continue to hammer on Neal but seem not to care so much that the rest of the office appears to be a bunch of asshats. Sounds to me like you're part of the problem as to WHY the real world IS the "real world"; too many morons are given a pass but guys like Neal who actually seem to have a brain are then judged much more harshly.

     

    I'm just saying that if people do what they're supposed (i.e. show up on time) it makes everyone's lives a lot easier.  Trust I've made mistakes and I've overslept before. There are consequences if your absence is costly.

    I make a living doing things that aren't my job.  But you can bet your butt I'm not going to go out and purchase a shovel with my own money if it's someone else's job.  That isn't the point though.  The point is that someone with an irreplaceable tool (i.e. the only smart one in the office) ain't there.
     

    It's a given that the rest of the office is a bunch of morons.  I didn't think I needed to waste my time discussing the drooling goobers staring at the furious bossman's screen. 

     I've now spent way too much time on this wondering if your posts are just subtle humor, an attempt at satire, or perhaps your view of reality.

  • (cs) in reply to webzter

    webzter:

     I've now spent way too much time on this wondering if your posts are just subtle humor, an attempt at satire, or perhaps your view of reality.

    I go with C. I'm beginning to think he's one of Neal's co-workers.

  • (cs) in reply to akatherder

    If Neal got to work on time, he would have fixed the problem sooner and the whole office wouldn't have wasted their time watching the boss man yell.  Kudos for fixing the problem, but he wasted a lot of their time (and patience) by being tardy.

    Unless Neal's job description explicitly includes "wiping the boss's arse for him", he didn't waste even his superior's time, let alone anyone else's - I'm afraid the rest of the office has to take responsibility for their own decision to stand around gawping at the free sideshow.

    It's always amazing how quick some people are to try and offload their own responsibility onto those who are capable of looking after themselves. I wouldn't expect or ask you to nursemaid me - so what the hell makes you think I should or could do it for you?

    (... the "you" above is generic, not directed at the person I quoted!)

  • (cs) in reply to akatherder

    I make a living doing things that aren't my job.  But you can bet your butt I'm not going to go out and purchase a shovel with my own money if it's someone else's job.

    And I think we've just isolated the central difference between you and Neal. His "irreplaceable tool" is one he did "purchase with his own money". You appear to be arguing that he somehow owes the use of it to his work colleagues, who refused to buy their own.

    Can we therefore assume that you're sharing your house with as many local homeless people as will fit?

  • (cs) in reply to akatherder
    akatherder:
    ssprencel:
    Anonymous:
    Diamonds:

    This is why I don't like working 8 hour days. Neal shouldn't feel at all bad for arriving to work late. People like him in 7 hours acomplish as much as someone who works 8 hours. The proof is even in this post. While the whole office was working on this during the 45 minutes that he was late, Neal figured it out in 3 minutes.

    If Neal got to work on time, he would have fixed the problem sooner and the whole office wouldn't have wasted their time watching the boss man yell.  Kudos for fixing the problem, but he wasted a lot of their time (and patience) by being tardy.

    The way I see it is that Neal showed up 45 minutes late and so he has a 45 minute deficit.  Neal then fixes the problem in three minutes what nine people could not do in 45 minutes.  9x45 = 405 or 6 hours and 45 minutes.  Take away the 45 minutes of work that he was late for and the 3 minutes of work that he completed and Neal should be able to go home in 1 hour and 57 minutes.

     

    Since Neal was late, his inaction allowed them to waste 45 minutes of their time (EACH!).  If he arrived at on time he would have been able to fix the problem immediately.  Because he was lazy and overslept, he left the morons to themselves and they ended up screwing up.  So he owes the 45 minutes of time he was late and at least part of each of their time that he was partially responsible for wasting. 

    It's like you go out to build a fence and Neil is the guy with the shovel.  Sure you showed up on time, but you can't do anything until Neil wakes up and brings the shovel (or in this case his brain) so you can get started.

     I think it's funny that people are asking ME if it's Neil's fault that they are morons.  Welcome to the real world.
     

    If Niel's work description states that he is reponsible for hand holding his boss when he fucks up, then I agree with you.

    If it does not, and you work in such an environment (your real world), I pity you.

    My real world does not look like that, thank god. 

  • Pat (unregistered)

    Wow.  A story not clobbered by an unnecesary amount of overblown hyperbole.  It was actually enjoyable! 

     

    Bravo. 

  • akatherder (unregistered) in reply to gwenhwyfaer

    I don't share my home with the homeless because I don't trust homeless people around my kids and belongings.  I have frequently helped out friends who needed a place to stay though.  My home is pretty much full so it would cost me more money to house the homeless.  It costs Neil nothing to help his co-workers expect for his time.  We've already established he doesn't value time at the highest regard, and when he is working it's his employer's time anyways.

    I don't expect any arsewiping or nursemaiding, but if a co-worker hits a roadblock and his roadblock is affecting the entire office would it kill you to "hold his hand" and get everyone back to working?

    I guess it's unreasonable to expect people to show up on time and help their co-workers.  I don't know what I was thinking.  Maybe I'm just bitter because he works for a banner ad shop.

  • FOO (unregistered) in reply to ParkinT

    CAPTCHA: GENIUS

  • Mad Manuel (unregistered) in reply to FOO

    And $1000 bucks says that Neal's boss shortly there after fired Neal on trumpted up BS because the boss made a fool of himself, and promptly blamed Neal.

     

    How many other readers have been canned because they in some form or fashion fixed the idiocy of their co-workers, only to be shown the door... 

  • (cs) in reply to akatherder
    Anonymous:

    I don't share my home with the homeless because I don't trust homeless people around my kids and belongings.  I have frequently helped out friends who needed a place to stay though.  My home is pretty much full so it would cost me more money to house the homeless.  It costs Neil nothing to help his co-workers expect for his time.  We've already established he doesn't value time at the highest regard, and when he is working it's his employer's time anyways.

    I don't expect any arsewiping or nursemaiding, but if a co-worker hits a roadblock and his roadblock is affecting the entire office would it kill you to "hold his hand" and get everyone back to working?

    I guess it's unreasonable to expect people to show up on time and help their co-workers.  I don't know what I was thinking.  Maybe I'm just bitter because he works for a banner ad shop.

     I think it's unreasonable for you to jump on Neal because he doesn't "value time at the highest regard" (which is quite a judgment to make) but yet you don't seem to have a problem with his co-workers not having the highest regard for intelligence and logic. I'd rather have a bright coworker who occasionally comes in late than have an office full of dumbasses who show up early.

    You consider this a "roadblock"? If this is a roadblock for them, I'm surprised they get anything done at all. I guess it's unreasonable to assume your coworkers can find their ass with both hands. As far as it "only costing time", I don't know what reality you live in, but when I have to stop what I'm doing to go help some doofus with a problem that they really, really should be able to figure out themselves, I'd say that time is extremely valuable. Especially when you're on a tight deadline.

  • Anon E Mouse (unregistered) in reply to Psimon
    Anonymous:
    This was more funny than any realise.  Its mostly what happen but I think some things must have been change to protect the identity. It went on many hours before Neal got there and the boss was having heart attack because he thought ALL the search engines were screwing him too because none of them worked with those words either.  Whats really funny is the boss uses opera because he is "tech savy" and he always says explorer sucks but he thinks firefox is for unix.  The people in the office were sales so they poorly use a browser they cant understand one correctly but they all have explorer and none of them tried it on their computer.  Neal was only here for going away goodbye because he got a better employment and did not work here since the day before.  Thats why the boss screamed for Neal screwing him and all the time they talk Neal give him bugs bunny what a maroon look face to face.  Very priceless.
  • akatherder (unregistered) in reply to ResidentialEvil

    There's a way to correct somebody without making them look like an idiot.  You don't have to be a PR man to figure out a better way to "suggest" the correct answer rather than saying "OMG! It's the filters that YOU put on your browser you dummyface!".  If you address the situation properly and get fired, I wouldn't want to work there anyways.  Hello severance and time to look for a better job.

     

    ResidentialEvil:
    Anonymous:

    I don't share my home with the homeless because I don't trust homeless people around my kids and belongings.  I have frequently helped out friends who needed a place to stay though.  My home is pretty much full so it would cost me more money to house the homeless.  It costs Neil nothing to help his co-workers expect for his time.  We've already established he doesn't value time at the highest regard, and when he is working it's his employer's time anyways.

    I don't expect any arsewiping or nursemaiding, but if a co-worker hits a roadblock and his roadblock is affecting the entire office would it kill you to "hold his hand" and get everyone back to working?

    I guess it's unreasonable to expect people to show up on time and help their co-workers.  I don't know what I was thinking.  Maybe I'm just bitter because he works for a banner ad shop.

     I think it's unreasonable for you to jump on Neal because he doesn't "value time at the highest regard" (which is quite a judgment to make) but yet you don't seem to have a problem with his co-workers not having the highest regard for intelligence and logic. I'd rather have a bright coworker who occasionally comes in late than have an office full of dumbasses who show up early.

    You consider this a "roadblock"? If this is a roadblock for them, I'm surprised they get anything done at all. I guess it's unreasonable to assume your coworkers can find their ass with both hands. As far as it "only costing time", I don't know what reality you live in, but when I have to stop what I'm doing to go help some doofus with a problem that they really, really should be able to figure out themselves, I'd say that time is extremely valuable. Especially when you're on a tight deadline.


     

    Read up the thread sir.  I already pointed out that his co-workers are morons.  It's a given which I assumed everyone agreed on.  There's nothing to even discuss.  Personally, I'd rather have a bright coworker who comes in on time.  Everyone's human though.

    You say that time is extremely valuable?  So what does Neil owe his employer for coming in 45 minutes late?  If Neil's time was important and he had a tight deadline, it's totally unacceptable to come in late.  If his time isn't really that important, then what's the big deal of taking 5 minutes to get the rest of the idiots in the office back to working?

     Don't forget the double standard on being late and staying late.

  • Boner (unregistered) in reply to seventoes
    seventoes:
    Anonymous:
    ssprencel:

    Give this man a compiler, and he would swear that it was broken or not installed right before he looked into his code for the source of a bug.



    Dude!  That's harsh!  I resemble that remark.

     .... You resemble that remark? I think you mean "Resent"
     

    zoom

  • (cs) in reply to akatherder
    Anonymous:

    Read up the thread sir.  I already pointed out that his co-workers are morons.  It's a given which I assumed everyone agreed on.  There's nothing to even discuss.  Personally, I'd rather have a bright coworker who comes in on time.  Everyone's human though.

    You say that time is extremely valuable?  So what does Neil owe his employer for coming in 45 minutes late?  If Neil's time was important and he had a tight deadline, it's totally unacceptable to come in late.  If his time isn't really that important, then what's the big deal of taking 5 minutes to get the rest of the idiots in the office back to working?

     Don't forget the double standard on being late and staying late.

    The fact that you take it as a "given" is the problem I have with your answers. Like I've pointed out, you're coming across as the type that has a double standard in judging employees. The idiots are never judged as harshly as the non-idiots, and the fact that you seem to get your panties in a wad over Neal's being late much more than the rest of the office being baffoons is a bit messed up. Also based on what info was given, it hardly sounds like Neal makes it a habit of being late, so why you're painting him as having cronic tardiness is beyond me.

    And I'm not sure what the double standard on being late/staying late has to do with anything, since nothing is mentioned about that and you have no idea if Neal worked over an extra 45 minutes to make up for it or not.

  • akatherder (unregistered) in reply to ResidentialEvil
    ResidentialEvil:
    Anonymous:

    Read up the thread sir.  I already pointed out that his co-workers are morons.  It's a given which I assumed everyone agreed on.  There's nothing to even discuss.  Personally, I'd rather have a bright coworker who comes in on time.  Everyone's human though.

    You say that time is extremely valuable?  So what does Neil owe his employer for coming in 45 minutes late?  If Neil's time was important and he had a tight deadline, it's totally unacceptable to come in late.  If his time isn't really that important, then what's the big deal of taking 5 minutes to get the rest of the idiots in the office back to working?

     Don't forget the double standard on being late and staying late.

    The fact that you take it as a "given" is the problem I have with your answers. Like I've pointed out, you're coming across as the type that has a double standard in judging employees. The idiots are never judged as harshly as the non-idiots, and the fact that you seem to get your panties in a wad over Neal's being late much more than the rest of the office being baffoons is a bit messed up. Also based on what info was given, it hardly sounds like Neal makes it a habit of being late, so why you're painting him as having cronic tardiness is beyond me.

    And I'm not sure what the double standard on being late/staying late has to do with anything, since nothing is mentioned about that and you have no idea if Neal worked over an extra 45 minutes to make up for it or not.

     
    I have no double standards on judging people.  The only reason I contributed to this thread is to dispel the double standard in the other direction. The original story and most of the other comments talk about how stupid the boss and group of people are.  Ok, why do I need to talk about it again when I don't have anything new to contribute?  They don't seem like the most brillant people, but I'm not entirely convinced I can judge them based on their lack of Opera troubleshooting skills.  I'll just judge them based on the fact that they were apparently just hanging around listening to the bossman yelling.

  • Neal (unregistered)

    As the Neal who submitted this story let me (hopefully) end this argument by noting that the details you're arguing over were created by Alex as a lead-in to the story.  In fact I arrived in the early afternoon to finish cleaning out my office and to say goodbye to my co-workers after leaving the company's employment (in fair terms and with plenty of notice) the day before.  I wouldn't have even been there had I not worked my entire last day and then some.

    Yes, I know you're arguing the generic so this doesn't really matter, but I'd really hate to read a new WTF about the guys who lost their jobs because they spent all day arguing on TDWTF instead of working.

  • A different anonymous (unregistered) in reply to akatherder
    Anonymous:

    Read up the thread sir.  I already pointed out that his co-workers are morons.  It's a given which I assumed everyone agreed on.  There's nothing to even discuss.  Personally, I'd rather have a bright coworker who comes in on time.  Everyone's human though.

    You say that time is extremely valuable?  So what does Neil owe his employer for coming in 45 minutes late?  If Neil's time was important and he had a tight deadline, it's totally unacceptable to come in late.  If his time isn't really that important, then what's the big deal of taking 5 minutes to get the rest of the idiots in the office back to working?

     Don't forget the double standard on being late and staying late.

     

    Okay, so Neal owes them 45 minutes. But everyone else, while present, was doing absolutely NOTHING for that time, INCLUDING the president. Therefore, THEY all owe the company 45 minutes, too. There was probably something they were supposed to be doing, right? He simply cannot be held responsible for the sheer incompetence of his co-workers. The president's time, maybe, except that if HE hadn't also acted like an idiot, he would have realized the improbability of what he was suggesting, and moved on to something else... searching for 'war banners' is hardly a required part of his job. Neal's lateness in no way held up the normal functioning of any of them.

    On a side note, Neal showing up late does NOT indicate that he finds time to be worthless... it indicates (at most) that he values a bit extra sleep more than showing up on time (time sleeping > time at work). Even that is false, because apparently it was an accident, and not the norm. Furthermore, do we even know if he WAS on a tight schedule? From what I read, this was supposed to be just another normal day at the office. Therefore, any punishment should not exceed what it would normally be, as it was pure chance that the one day he was late happened to be the very day the boss was going to come unglued.

     

  • Ben (unregistered) in reply to Neal

    "I'd really hate to read a new WTF about the guys who lost their jobs because they spent all day arguing on TDWTF instead of working."

     LMAO

    captcha = enterprisey

  • Ben (unregistered) in reply to Ben

    LAST!!

  • vDave420 (unregistered) in reply to kuroshin
    kuroshin:
    And folks, this is how Scrum works in real life:

    The pig go. Go is to the office. Late. The pig look. Look at what? Empty office. The chicken shout. Shout something. The something at the pig. The pig confusing. But the pig follow. Follow with chicken. The chicken very angry. The pig browse. With Google. Chicken blame. Blame is to the White House. Shift blame. Blame is now to Google. The chicken now squawk. Squawk is "B-A-N-N-E-R'. Opera flash. Pig sigh. Sigh is to the chicken. Chicken is fool. Giggle. The DailyWTF giggle.

     

     

    I couldn't stop laughing!

     
    My wife gave me such a look, but how can i explain this?  =)

     

       -dave-  

     

  • (cs)

    So, did the president tender his resignation, moved to a new country, and changed his name?

    Neal:
    Yes, I know you're arguing the generic so this doesn't really matter, but I'd really hate to read a new WTF about the guys who lost their jobs because they spent all day arguing on TDWTF instead of working.

    Owned. LOL

  • Marc (unregistered)

    Ah I love it... Was it in Starship Troopers where people where whipped in public as a punishment for incompetence? I would vote for having that in the real world.

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  • Dude (unregistered)

    WOW...People actually read these things and worse yet comment on these type of things!!!

  • Linda (unregistered)

    article waaaayyyy to long and boring

  • (cs) in reply to Xaroth
    Xaroth:
    dave:
    Samah:
    I've never understood this fascination with Opera.  I've used it like once or twice and I see no reason to move from FF to it, other than the FF memory footprint.
    Pretty much it's a nice, small, whole browser, with all the features that you need built in and less security flaws than IE and less memory leakage than Firefox.I've been using it solidly since 5.0, as netscape 4 pissed me off with bad standards compliance and IE has a manky interface. I use due to it being excellent at web standards, speed of rendering, having tabs, mouse gestures and just having a well designed interface (IE is terrible at user feedback; Firefox feels clunky and has that stupid download system which always puts file just where you don't want them).I suppose it's a choice.BTW to the person that says that Opera isn't the default browser, it is: a lot of mobile phones (such as the symbian based ones), PDAs and even the Nintendo DS use Opera by default.
    The other nice bit about Opera is that it passes the ACID2 CSS compliance test ( http://www.webstandards.org/action/acid2/ ).  As someone who does a lot of web work for my job, it's certainly nice to have a good reference browser so you know what is a browser bug in FF or IE, and what is your own stupid CSS mistakes.  Mouse gestures (especially the left->right click for forward and right->left click for back) are a nice touch, as well.

    Too bad they've gone Microsoft with the UI and settings on updates. You carefully craft your UI and settings the way you like them and then they fuck you over every time you update. Used it since version 3 and basically liked the UI, but not this idiocy.

  • Julie (unregistered)

    I'm no genius in the tech area, but I know how to "pimp my search"! If you had gone to Google and entered the following: " banner ads+_______" ; chances are very good that you would find the info you were seeking. Using the + (PLUS sign) has always been helpful when my searches don't yield the results I need. I did try this just to be sure, & it worked, but maybe the bigger problem is people being disenchanted w/a business? Google made a promise not to use banner ads. However, in 2013, in the course of doing business, they decided to start running banner ads. People are either okay with this or it seems they take it almost personally.
    Google is a business - their goal is to make money - just like any other business. There have been SO many crazy conspiracy-type stories about Google lately, & it seems the press only adds fuel to the fire. It's time to get over it & just accept the fact that Google is a very successful business, & just be grateful they aren't moving operations to China to save a buck!!!

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