28 January 2013

Monday the day from HELL

Today I had one of those feelings that I should just call in.  I got little to no sleep last night.  Had very bizarre dreams and was kind of dizzy.  I attribute it all to the steroids.  Goofy things happen when you take those.  When I get off of them I can always count on a Charlie horse or two. 

For starters it’s like a Sauna outside.  That made my office like a Sauna inside.  It’s going to be another scorcher tomorrow but I will be prepared.  Yup, short sleeves for me. 

Boss man was up my ass today, pretty much all day long.  It started with a simple request to create a share folder and map a drive through the login script.  Sounds easy because it is.  However, since it was Monday, he was in a hurry and there is a Full Moon nothing went right.  What should have taken 10 minutes took me 1hour and 30 minutes, plus I had to call for help and when you have two IT people scratching their heads that’s not a good thing. 

I got it figured out but then it told him he had no access.  That’s when he lost his mind and told me to fix his fucking computer.  I wanted to say well if we didn’t surf for porn at work then we wouldn’t have problems.  I mean the machine is about a month old and he has already managed to trash it. 

To fix it I applied Windows Updates, Java Update, removed it from the domain and rejoined it to the domain.  Presto it works.  I also scanned for Spyware but only found one item which was innocuous.  I tested and retested the thing it works.  So I left.

Then he had a question about a popular file sharing program.  He was told he could upload files to a site and his banker would have them.  Yeah, someone needed to give him access.  The program doesn’t work like he thought it did.  He got frustrated with me and said he would figure it out.

S O B I got nothing done all day.  Feels like a waste of a day.  Then factor in other peoples issues, phone calls, voice mails and e-mails.  Yeah I’m ready for a drink.

The cherry on the cake of my day is when I found out I can no longer get my allergy medicine from Canada.  It’s called Entex LA and while it’s sold in Canada over the counter, it’s apparently banned in the USA now.  Rather than take my chances and spend a whole bunch of money, I talked with Walgreens and they told me to try Mucinex D.  It’s sold OTC here but you have to show your Government ID so the DEA can track you.  They said if it works, have your doctor write a prescription and we can get you as much as you need without having to show your ID.  Of course I will have to pay cash because it’s not covered by insurance.  Okay, well I have to give it a try and then we shall see.  It’s got Sudafed in it and that usually wipes me out, so I will have to get used to it.  Should take a total of 10 days.  The nice thing is I only have to take it 1 time a day.  That is one less pill per day which helps.  I still have a small reserve supply of Entex but I need to start the new stuff so I know if it’s going to work or not.

So you think were done.  Nope.  I am on the way home and buzz goes the phone.  Like a trained monkey I reach for the phone while driving to glance and see who it is.  Guess.  Yup.  Someone had computer problems with the bank.  I got an angry message to call now.  I called and a sweet voice said never mind I figured it out.  Okay, works for me.

I so wanted to ram my car into a phone pole.  I was beyond frustrated.  Apparently it’s my turn to be picked on.  He takes these spells or so it seems.  I just hope that it’s over with now.  I mean I have real work to do and shit is backing up big time. 

I’ve got two machines that I have to get out this week.  That should take me about 4 hours tops, but with interruptions it makes it next to impossible.

The good news is I saved the company a ton of money on MS Office.  We don’t need Professional because hardly anyone uses Access and Publisher.  So Home & Business will work just fine and it’s like 1/2 the price.  I checked with both vendors and the place I always do business with won out.  They have a top notch partnership with Microsoft.  Wonder if anyone will remember this when it comes time to give me a raise.  There is going to be a very interesting conversation.

Well time for water, rest and relaxation.  Tomorrow will be here before you know it.

1 comment:

Jude said...

Geez your boss needs to go out of town for awhile and give you a break! It sounds to me like he's a loose cannon that fires off waaaaaaay too easily.

Jer, when it comes time for your review/raise, maybe point out how and where you've saved his damn company a lot of money. LOL

That sucks you can't get your meds from here anymore. I hope the new stuff works for you though.