I like this kid. He was one of the guys that I trained to take over MY LAST JOB. He is a supervisor now. THAT is how well I trained him. But for crissakes!
He: Tom, my friend!
Are you there?
Me: Yes. But just for a minute
It’s my day off.
He: Could you please approve this request to extend an account?
Mr X is asking me to get it worked.
You are the only one I see that is “online”
Mr. X is a pushy bastard. It would only be a minute or two before HE PINGED me too.
So I checked. And no, the team lead, Ms Y, in Kuala Lumpur was still on. It is frickin’ late in KL. She is always on... She’s killing herself for this company. Whatever...
Me: I guess you had better try Ms Y. I see she is still on.
Me: And you better get SOME ONE on your team down there approved and
trained to do this step. Because after Thursday there won’t be anyone
in the western hemisphere to do this. Hell, after Wednesday, really,
cuz. What are you gonna do then?
Me: Ask Ms. Y to approve it.
He: But To~
Me: B, And you had better talk to The Asian Overlord about this, amigo.
I am not working any more Security Issues. Done! Kaput! Fini!
I’ve got 4 working days left here. Then I’m gone, dude.
I just don’t care any more. I can’t. It isn’t an option.
You folks at Big Blue will have it all then. I know it isn’t your fault, B.
But I’m finished here, due in part to The Asian Overlord and
the company you work for.
The Asian Overlord made it impossible for me to find a job at
The Big Clam, B.
Why should I care? Really, WHY? I gotta go...
And I clicked off. Dammit. Probably thinks I’m a dick now. Hell I don’t care.
At one point yesterday I had 3 Brazilians pinging me via IM. All for the same damned issue. They are tripping all over each other down there.