Testing my LIMIT

“How are you this morning? Feeling better today?”

“NO” was my answer when boss asked me this morning.

Once again, the project pissed me off. The client pissed me off! I showed my temper to my project mates and boss again. Honestly, if it happened few 3 years ago at LaLa land, I had already shouted at the client and prepared to walk off the job. That’s ME. Those who worked with me in LaLa land should know how bad temper I used to be. I had toned down a lot since I step into down under.

Every Tuesday morning, the stupid idiot comes into my office, have a meeting and start telling us stupid stuff. Treating us like a 3 years old kid without any brain. Spoil the day for the whole team and we spend most of the day picking things up. It’s a total waste of time.

Yesterday was even worst. I spotted a point which conflicts with what he said. Wrote him an email and he called. Telling me he is constantly changing the documents and he is not going to inform me what is being change! GREAT! I’m here trying to program and make sure there isn’t any error on the documents at the same time and he only the other hand keep changing the documents which I’m working on. Doesn’t that mean every week after he visited us, handed all the documents he had done, I have to print everything out and make sure the program is written as same as the document? As there isn’t any track changes on, I have to look thru every single line? That is bloody waste of time! Voice it out to him that’s not the correct way and he replied that we can check it thru during FAT. Sorted of told him off, FAT is to test the system when everything is done and not to check and change program.

I’m trying to be racist here. BUT who the hell doesn’t review the document because the Visio graphic in the document can’t be edited??? We submitted the hardware design documents for review few weeks ago; his feedback was he couldn’t edit the diagram. We seriously doubt there’s any changes required on the diagram at all! But we still spend the time and effort trying ways and means to convert the diagram but instead got informed he didn’t review the whole document at all, not even a single word! Reason because he couldn’t edit the diagram so he decided to bump the document aside and came up with a FANTASTIC SOLUTION! He is going to REDO the whole document! Type every single word out and draw from scratch for every single diagram when there is in fact a full document available which we have no problem editing except him! Who does that???? I can only say the Indian.

A lot of factor contributed to this stage for this project. I’m seriously reaching my limit and had discussed with CL which I slipped of mouth leaked to my colleague (Maybe it’s not a bad idea).

A lot of thinking needs to be done on my side. If I leave because of the project and the stupid client, I can’t guarantee that I will not meet such person at all since I’m a SI. SI deals with clients all the time. If that’s the main reason, it defeats the purpose. I lose because it’s just a way to escape.


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