Friday, September 25, 2009

work rant 9/25/09

hearing the receptionist on the other end of the line
pick me up from hold, pause, sigh, and hang up
yes, i think, yes
this 30 lb. battery backup plus surge protection
one more dismissive aphorism from my boss and it is
going out the window
broken glass and crumpled mini-blind wings
it started an unrelenting high-pitched shriek earlier today
now thought it is unplugged that is all i can hear
the same tone when i was on hold, three beeps in a lonely vacuum
the company it came from has a nice trade-in service but
but, i've spent the last two hours searching through files for receipts to find out if the battery actually two years old and out of warranty or not though my boss recalls having the battery since before he moved offices two years ago and the model is discontinued on the website
so i asked my boss, are we ready to just trade in, it is a nice deal
you know
on the same brand that has served us well for at least over two years
he tells me to call some computer repair people he hasn't worked with for over a year
ask to speak with the owner, as for a general opinion? or?
"just ask what he thinks"
instead i got the receptionist girl, who put me on hold, picked me up, sighed, and let the phone drop back down
which is exactly what i would have wanted to do
fuck this shit
this is just goddamn ridiculous


James McDonough said...

You're god damn awesome. ~

rachelise said...

It is often and frequent ridiculous. I know. I know.