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Being Pulled In Every Direction

Posted in Other at 12:47 pm by bsdman

You know what grinds my gears? It’s being pulled in every direction.


I work in the IT field at a computer company. I’m the systems administrator for said company. My company also whores me out to other companies to help them with their systems. All told, the count for the number of OTHER companies rests at six, and the seventh is my full time gig. I also whore myself out when duty calls (haha, I said duty) on weekends and evenings.

That means at any given time I can have 7 problems exist (I won’t count my own whoring, since I can actively say NO to people that don’t employ me). What happens then?


Well, my boss leaves it up to me on what is a priority. And that means no matter what I choose I will not satisfy everyone. It’s a given fact that I cannot be in more than 2 places at a time (Remote access saves my ass a lot of moving).


When I ask the boss which is a higher priority, one of our clients or our own internal infrastructure, he only responds with “Make sure you take care of (insert customer name here)”. Does that mean I should say screw you to my own place of employment? I did that once, and was told that I need to make the company a priority by another boss.

So I hate being pulled in several directions at once.

And that’s what grinds my gears.



Posted in Things at 12:34 pm by bsdman

You know what grinds my gears? It’s packaging.

People have lost the ability to think. I received a package from amazon.com that went like this:
Bottom of box sealed with tape
CD #2
Bubble wrap
Top of box sealed with tape


Needless to say, the bottom CD case was completely smashed in. Wouldn’t you think to wrap the bubble WRAP around the product? I mean, it IS called bubble wrap and not bubble cover. Fuckers.


Or how about those plastic blister packs? You need a knife as sharp as a surgical blade just to open them. And once they’re open (or during the opening phase) watch out! You may cut your fingers/leg/other exposed limbs. Why use this fucking awesome technology? Because they want to make it difficult for people to steal their products in the store. Guess what assholes, I already purchased your shitty product and now you’re making me pay for it again. Awesome.


And that’s what grinds my gears.