• P (unregistered)

    Wait, so he responds to calls and emails during vacation? That's TRWTF for you there.

  • Vault_Dweller (unregistered) in reply to P

    You beat me to it.

  • Me (unregistered)

    Some comments are stupid and needs to be held for moderation. (like this one.)

  • bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    time to replace rubber duck with iron woodpecker

  • (nodebb) in reply to bvs23bkv33

    Be careful not to replace iron wood with a rubber pecker.

  • (nodebb) in reply to P

    If he's going to bill for two days of work it might have been prudent to spend 30 minutes paying for the holiday :)

  • (nodebb)

    He took fifteen minutes for the job and didn't wait (and bill for) two days before saying it was done?

  • WilliamF (unregistered) in reply to P

    I don't think he had actually clocked out yet. Story said he was about to.

  • WilliamF (unregistered) in reply to Watson

    Seems like TRWTF is liars in the comments ripping off their customers.

  • Officer Johnny Holzkopf (unregistered) in reply to P

    If you're receiving (and even answering) calls and emails, you're definitely NOT on vacation - this is work time, except of course your contract defines it as "stand-by time", which also is work time, and entitles you to get properly paid by the hour. A WTF would be a contract that turns your free time into work time without any payment...

  • TVJohn56 (unregistered) in reply to bvs23bkv33

    How about Professor Yaffle?

  • Scott (unregistered)

    Is TRWTF allowing your customers to dictate internal processes?

  • Cynical Techie (unregistered) in reply to Scott

    The problem, usually, is Sales. They'll happily promise that you (the technie) will allow the customer to abuse you any way they'd like, as long as that's what it takes to keep the account. And why not? As long as Sales isn't the one cashing the check, they're perfectly content writing it. It's your butt that's cashing the check, and that's personally fine between Sales and customer. Welcome to being the sheep at dinner negotiations between two wolves.

    And if you don't go along, you're "not a team player" and very shortly after not on the team at all.

    Personally? I'm ok with that outcome. Some people apparently value their personal agency less.

  • (nodebb)

    Except that the Access Form took other actions on data change besides updating the underlying table. Andre's action corrupted multiple systems and resulted in the company going bankrupt.

  • Conradus (unregistered) in reply to P

    No, read the article a little more carefully. He was responding to calls and emails right before his vacation. He was still on the clock.

  • ooOOooGa (unregistered) in reply to TheCPUWizard

    The manual copy/paste process wouldn't have done those other Access Form actions either.

    Nice try though.

  • Yazeran (unregistered) in reply to TheCPUWizard

    Even if that was the case, it should have been specified WHY SQL was not to be used.... (Besides even if the access form did something else in addition, doing 1k+ records by hand is insane and prone to errors no matter how careful you are...)

  • Iceman (unregistered)

    What about Bob? Why the irrelevant prelude?

  • James (unregistered) in reply to Iceman

    To illustrate that he is not some jerk that ignores rules.

  • Shut the fuck up (unregistered) in reply to TheCPUWizard

    Shut the fuck up

  • Brittle Lobby Tables (unregistered)

    TRWTF is sending it right back and not waiting 2 days and billing for that entire duration. Some people just hate money, I suppose.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Iceman

    Bob's problem was there in contrast to Angie's problem. To illustrate that some rules should be broken, and some should not.

  • (nodebb) in reply to WilliamF

    Who's lying? Did the job, said it's done. Who's being ripped off? They were perfectly happy to pay for two days' work even after being told the job could be done much more quickly and cheaply. If they still want to pay more money after that then that's their choice.

  • Moss (unregistered)

    "He loaded up a game launcher and started to download a update and newly purchased games. He pulled out a energy drink and started to drink it when she responded"

    The above makes it ambiguous as to whether he took the call during working hours or not.

    If he's an office worker, then the above would be happening at his home, so he took the call outside of working hours. If he works from home, he may have been getting his computer ready on the side while winding down for the day, so he may have taken the call during work hours.

  • Raj (unregistered) in reply to ooOOooGa

    He's right. What if there was some VBA code triggered in the Access form that Andre was unaware? The story doesn't say if Andre made sure it wasn't the case. Sometimes the clever dude isn't as clever as he assumes.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Raj

    "NO! NO SQL! USE ACCESS!" What the hell does this idiot think Access is using?

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