Monday, July 13, 2009

Swamped

I don’t think I’ve gone this long without updating this blog in years.

Sorry about that, I really am, but I had the project from Hell at work and the deadline was last Friday (which I barely made by the skin of my very muscular yet supple ass).

Why do companies enjoy putting unrealistic goals on their employees, just to watch them scramble around like chickens with their heads cut off, when no real deadline was needed?

I mean, NO ONE in this company NEEDED this project up and running by today. And God knows we could have used another week to get it done, but even though we requested to move the due date numerous times, we were flat out denied every time.

So now, I’m sitting at my desk waiting for the users to start to test what we’ve given them, knowing damn well that they have NO intention of even using the programs we’ve written for weeks yet.

Someone remind me again why I do this for a living, instead of my God-given calling as a high-end male prostitute?

Anyway, I just checked my Google reader, and I see that I have about 25 Gajillion of your posts to catch up on. At least I THINK it was 25 gajillion. All I know for sure was that the number of unread posts had more 0’s than I had fingers and toes.

Needless to say, I cannot read them all, but I will try my darndest to at least make a fly-by over all your awesomeness in the next day or so.

p.s. Yes, i fully realize that i just wrote a post about not writing posts. This was pretty lame, i know. I suck.

26 comments:

Being Brazen said...

welcome back :)

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

you missed your real calling, being a high end male prostitute eh?

well, never too late to start. :)

Dr Zibbs said...

Make sure to start with my posts first.

Ookami Snow said...

I think higher ups at work have no idea about what is actually going on in the company, at least that is my experience.

2abes said...

deadlines schmedlines...you were probably on vacation... At least you have great co-workers.

terri said...

Feel free to skip over mine. I've realized that I have a serious problem with keeping anything short and/or sweet. Maybe I should just post a picture next time around.

I hate that feeling when the reader is overflowing. It happens to all of us.

mo.stoneskin said...

"unrealistic goals on their employees, just to watch them scramble around like chickens"

Why?

They're on Satan's payroll.

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

WORD UP @ mo.stoneskin!

Kimberly said...

Umm, don't make promises you can't keep. I can't stay in this position forever.

sybil law said...

But you suck so WELL. ;)
I work best under pressure. I thrive on it.
But most companies do that shit because they like to watch you freak out. Or, that's my theory.

Chris H said...

Yep you suck, and you know it.. this is good! *smiles*

artfulkisser said...

Don't feel guilty. You suck as good as any "high-end male prostitute" on the market.

I only just got round to updating my blog after 3 months.

Michelle said...

I miss you bro!

Raechelle said...

So, after 5 weeks of not checking your blog..(due to me being on vacation!), this is what I get...LOL!
looking forward to future readings dear!

Meghan said...

Click on 'mark as read' and give yourself a break. It's summer afterall.

mikeb302000 said...

At times, work must take precedence. This is nature's way of keeping us non-full-time bloggers honest.

No need to apologize for it as far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous said...

Why do they demand that we.....

Simple, because we keep taking those checks.

Frankly, most people I see, just sit around the office and BS, blog, surf the web, etc; most of the day.

It's a good thing when we have actually earn our keep for a change.

It reminds us, that since we're not rich; we're all just niggars for the man.

See, we really are all created equal.

Free at last, Free at last.....




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Cocaine Princess said...

Your God given calling is a high end male prostitute? I nearly spit out my cereal from laughter.

Heff said...

They planned it that way to screw up your blog posting schedule. Simple as that.

Nej said...

A blog post about not posting. Nah! It was a blog post about WHY you haven't been able to post. There's a difference. (hehe)

My google reader backlog is also growing by leaps and bounds.

One of these days, I'll get it to zero. :-)

Or, at least under 200. :-)

JennyMac said...

male prostitutes aren't having nearly as much fun as you. Glad I found your blog today. And your 4th of July post cracked me up.

Tamara said...

Glad you're back. Work is hard work. If it wasn't, they'd call it something else.

B.E. Earl said...

Bored now.

Faiqa said...

That's when *I* hit Mark All As Read. Oh. Except for on *your* blog.

I'd never do that to you.

Bruce said...

This makes me feel so much better, since I have not read any posts for about a week, devoting what little time I do have to A)covering the work for the wimps in my office that don't know how to do their's and, B)actually writing a few blog entries of my own (that are scheduled to pop up on blogger between now and the end of the month).

That said, you obviously had to complete your project because some boot licker up the corporate food chain promised another brown noser even higher in the food chain that this project would be done by such-and-such a date. Changing the date would make said boot-licking / brown nosers looks bad. Ergo...you work late...like a chicken with no head. Happens to me all the time.......my sympathies.

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