I would have loved to post a quote and link from Joe Walsh claiming his female injured war veteran opponent insulted women, but I can’t. Because out of the blue my mouse suddenly stopped copying and pasting. The PC has been rebooted, the mouse has been replaced, it does everything else except copy and paste. It’s just one of an endless series of tech issues I face everyday that have exploded over the last few years, while resources and expertise to address them have dwindled. So on this deal today, no one here at work, a software development company mind you, seems capable of fixing it or in all honesty, even giving a shit. I guess I’ll just have to work without a major necessary tool functioning all day ::Shrug::
Is anyone else tired of this tech failure bullshit being foisted on non tech people at the workplace and home? If I failed at my job as often as my PC and my laughably understaffed IT department, I wouldn’t last a month. And we know the reason why, it’s the dollars, always the fucking dollars. Tech and IT people like being paid, so it’s much cheaper just to transfer those tasks onto rank and file non experts and if we/they can’t fix it by coming in an hour early everyday, dragging our filthy PC out from under the dark hole in our desk and start experimenting with wires and ports we know nothing about and basically working for free, tough shit, it’s not the company’s problem, it’s your metrics/performance bucko. And when you try to bring it up in a meeting that no other company I’ve ever worked for, big and small, has such a consistent problem with basic critical tools — the mouse is just the tip of the iceberg, every single day major tools crash and won’t come back when we’re right in the middle of an issue that can only be resolved when that tool is functioning – at this so-called tech software firm, you are met with blank uncomprehending stares from managers who are paid three times what you are paid to basically, well, fail at their jobs. It’s just fucking bizarre that well funded, profitable employers are getting away with this shit scot free and I hear the same stories from people all over the workplace nowadays.
This do it yourself attitude has completely taken over the corporate culture where I work. It is epidemic. You need to file for FMLA? Don’t go to HR as the law requires, here’s a confusing website and an 800 number with a myriad of computer prompts leaidng to reps who have no idea what you’re calling about, do it yourself, good luck! You want to sign up for a 401-K and put some money in mutual funds? Don’t ask our advising investment company, we use a discounter, here’s a website with the fund names and fields where you put in percentages – or is dollar amounts? — shucks we dunno, do it yourself, good luck! Your primary or critical secondary tools suddenly stop working, maybe there’s some kind of software conflict, aww shucks we have no idea, look through your files for … something,we dunno what, good luck! Your phone, cable TV, PC, toaster, won’t boot up, unplug it and try again, we have no idea why YOURS isn’t working, good luck!
It is absolute bullshit: this is a subtle but growing symptom of the war on workers waged by the ruling class who want a world where the rules only apply to their drones, not to them. Good luck!