Category Archives: Software Development

The First Time I Hated Users

Yesterday, at around 6 PM, as I was winding up the day’s work, we received a request from the user that they wanted some maintenance work done on one of the more obscure programs. And they needed it the next day! And we still had to have a meeting (we had originally scheduled the meeting for 3:00PM but had to keep pushing it due to stuff coming up) I wanted to reach out across the internet and slap whoever made the maintenance request on the head. End result: Most of us went home a bit before 12, the meeting never pushed through, and I called in for half-day sick leave today because of a freakin’ headache.

23 Jan 2003: Working Joe

How’s work you ask? It’s going pretty well actually. Everything’s still easy-peasy for me as I’m undergoing some training and stuff. I’m a bit worried about what happens after the training though, from the looks of it people put in a lot of overtime here. ūüôĀ The best thing about the job is that I’m learning a lot of stuff. In two weeks I learned SQL, PL/SQL and Delphi. Starting tomorrow I’m gonna be training on Oracle Developer. The work itself looks easy enough — nothing I can’t handle. Since most of the coding is done using high-level RAD Tools, I should be fine. On a side note, it’s a weird feeling actually having access to money. It’s like everything looks different because there’s always the possibility of buying stuff. On another side note, I’m paying a lot in taxes. My annual salary is like a couple of ten thousand above the minimum for my bracket. It’s irritating.