Tuesday, 23 August 2011

epershand: Rose attacks with her knitting needles! (Rose: knitting attack)
Soooo... for work I need to work with a new set of data, and the owners of the database in question require that before you get access to the data, you attend one of their trainings.

"Yes, I will schedule [personal profile] epershand for the next training session," the Gatekeeper said.

And then, when we followed up with the Gatekeeper a few weeks later about why I hadn't been scheduled for a training: "Oh, things have entirely changed. Now you just need to watch this training video. And answer this quiz based on its content. And then you can have access to the data."

Guys, the training? is a VIDEO of a powerpoint presentation, with a person reading its contents. A person with a Hyderabad accent so thick that I am having trouble understanding her. Could they not have just GIVEN ME THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION TO FLIP THROUGH AT MY OWN READING PACE?

I can't even just mute it and skip through, because the quiz covers stuff that is only in the speakers' notes.

IT'S LIKE THEY DON'T WANT THEIR TRAINING MATERIALS TO BE USEFUL AS A REFERENCE.

Ugggggh nnow I am learning about the team structure of the gatekeepers. FUUUUUCK YOU.

(On the bright side, Amy baked me a blackberry pie as a thank you for jumping through these hoops to get her this data that I personally DO NOT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT.)

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