Ping! Could you have a look!
Ping! How’s it going?
Ping! Are you busy?
And the ones that start out with “Hi” are the fucking worst ones of all. It is never any one I know. Most of the time is is some contractor from India, or somewhere else in the Asia Pacific Region or some one from Latin America!
All the very people that are taking American (and others) Jobs. LIKE MINE DAMMIT! They are the last people I want to help out.
At this point, people I fucking know will be lucky if I answer ‘em. Damn, I hate to get wound up like this...
First thing outta the chute this morning was a nice fella from Germany. He had a very confusing and convoluted issue, that involved several users. Took me about an hour and a half to get his issue sorted. Would have taken a lot less time if i weren’t for PING!Ping!PING!PING!Ping!PING!PING!Ping!P
I hate IM in a professional environment. Setting your status to “Busy” or “Away” or even “Do not disturb” means nothing to these folks.
At least most folks in EU or North America have sense enough to say, “Ping me when you can, please”
But not folks in the Far (or Near) East.
I’m good for another 20 minutes and then they can all BITE ME!
Damn. Almost be glad to be out of this job. Long as I find another. *grins*
I’ll definitely be having a cocktail or two this afternoon / evening. One before and a few after dinner.
Pork chops - pan grilled and some mashed potatoes. And green beans if I’ve got them. Then I might stick my head in a Scotch bottle until it’s all gone. And maybe a trip down to the pool. Tomorrow morning if not tonight.