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  • Maciejasjmj (disco) in reply to Maciejasjmj

    I don't see how Steve's an idiot. Spending half a day screwing around the office and being able to log it as "resolving a high-priority ticket from the head of operations"? Sounds like a win to me!

  • HardwareGeek (disco)

    The situation is ridiculous, of course, but how is Steve to blame for the wild goosebread chase if Helga told them to look for it?

    Also, +1: well written; would read again.

  • YellowOnline (disco)

    I can only hope this is totally fiction.

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  • RFoxmich (disco) in reply to YellowOnline

    I can only hope this is totally fiction.

    Yes you can hope

  • dkf (disco)

    It reminds me of the joke about the drunkard found looking for his house keys under a lamppost one night. When asked where he dropped them, he pointed across the street, and added “but I can see what I'm doing here”.

  • MiGeHo (disco)

    I don't get it. What happened to the other three help desk guys? Did Helga make them look for the bread? Why is Steve labeled the idiot and not his boss?

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to MiGeHo
    MiGeHo:
    Why is Steve labeled the idiot and not his boss?

    Because he wasn't on a plane to Canada.

  • Zylon (disco) in reply to MiGeHo

    Yeah... this story is missing about a third of itself... and is probably two-thirds made up. So really, we only got like 0% of a WTF today.

  • MiGeHo (disco) in reply to kupfernigk

    That actually makes sense. Helga is the biggest idiot of them all, though.

  • george_gonzalez (disco) in reply to dkf

    One crazy boss of mine used that same argument, he swore, over and over , that I was using the wrong tools to look in the wrong place for the wrong problem. The fact that three previous programmers had not been able to find the problem in his approved spots was not a clue to him at all. In a week I found the problem, under the lamppost. Had to quit that cushy job, the guy was just too close to certifiable.

  • anotherusername (disco) in reply to george_gonzalez
    george_gonzalez:
    In a week I found the problem, under the lamppost.

    Was the solution 40% ethanol by volume, perchance?

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to anotherusername
    anotherusername:
    Was the solution 40% ethanol by volume, perchance?

    I think it's Columbian Marching Powder that gives the impression of psychopathy, actually.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to Maciejasjmj
    Maciejasjmj:
    I don't see how Steve's an idiot. Spending half a day screwing around the office and being able to log it as "resolving a high-priority ticket from the head of operations"? Sounds like a win to me!

    Steve's an idiot because if he does this kind of thing, it's going to get noticed, and if there's ever a round of belt-tightening, he's going to be the first to go.

  • Mikey1 (disco)

    Part 2: Steve finds the bread, reports it to Helga. He insists this bread matches the description exactly.

    Helga at that point has two options: Tell Steve she wasted his time because there is no way that could be the bread, or call the Canadian Ops Manager and tell him his bread has been found.

  • BrianB_NY (disco) in reply to Zemm

    No you didn't. It wasn't Helga's bread that was missing. It was Milton's bread that was missing. And I found it. [image]

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