08 July, 2005

3rd Level of Hell

I work in technology - for a big bank - in New York. I kinda still like what I do, but sometimes the big bank type people make me crazy.

It's technology. It's all about logic. It really should be really simple. Until you get involved in a large deployment with 10 project managers, 30 techs and a bunch o business types expecting 2,000 new users to understand what the heck the software is supposed to do and how to click the pretty button to make the magical install thingy work right.

And then 20 mins into the conference call an argument erupts and you end up with people debating - arguing *WHY* they can't test in production.... "but why???"

I put my phone on mute and proved my mutli-tasking skills by blogging while listening to the argument.