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28 January 2005 @ 10:05 am
I am definitely tired of being made to feel stupid at my job.

I have been only partially trained on some of my new duties, the cataloging system sometimes loses part or all of an hour's (second, minute, day) worth of entries, and I am expected to realize things that may or may not have been in the system (see above note about losing work). I am not a Luddite, I understand the vast portion of my job, and I often know when I have done something (like checked in an item that has miraculously disappeared). I get asked why I didn't do things, when it is not always true that I didn't do them. Sometimes they just went away. This program has a tendency to lose its connection with the server. When it does that, then there is not always the obvious initial clue that shows you that sometime went wrong just then. However, that is when the data is lost. It usually happens one to two times a week. Sometimes I notice it early enough to remember what I was working on and double check that the last item I entered was still there. Just as often I don't.

I love computers. Heck, I even love this program. However, there are some times when I think it is not nearly as well designed as I would like it to be.
Feeling like: feeling stupid and incompetent
JR_Psykirajr_psykira on January 28th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
Have you thought about... maybe... getting a new job?
You know, one that you might like, one that you might not get treated like crap, and one in which you won't get blamed for computer errors.
Qarylla Windragarqarylla on January 28th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
Actually do love my job, but this is one of the days when nothing can go right. This is from 25 instead of 27 copies of a pub coming in to having something being entered wrong (or not at all) that I remember doing correctly to getting random crap that we didn't ask for.

So, it's like a Monday... only it's Friday.
the name of dogenochs_fable on January 28th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
But yay, Friday!

and Game on Sunday!

and got mysterious envelope in the mail!
The Frozen Capybarafrozencapybara on January 28th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
However, there are some times when I think it is not nearly as well designed as I would like it to be.

Most programs aren't. And since I work with computers for a living now, I can say this in a semi-official capacity.

While it's true that software should, on average, suck a great deal less than it does, it's interesting to note the differences between corporate cultures in how they deal with malfunctioning software. There's three basic categories: 1) blame the user, 2) blame the computer/IT/whatever and fail to get any work done because of it, and 3) call IT or whoever and get the darn thing fixed. You'd think more companies would go for option 3, but they don't.