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Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Let's Talk Dirty

A bit of housekeeping... Does anyone have any problems with the layout on my blog? The content? I dunno, I just feel that there aren't many reading this, so I thought maybe I could make it more attractive. What are your thoughts? Do I bitch too much? Would you like more bitching? Is there anything y'all would like to see on here?

Here's a bitch for today: I was hired here at my current employer to assume the responsibilities of someone in the dept who was taking on new responsibilities. I was also brought on board because of my experience with Executive Compensation and Compensation Statements. They've asked me to lead the team in developing compensation statements for the company, yet they seem to not want me to lead. They just want me to delegate and do. They also don't want me to do them with the software that I've used in the past, Access. They want these damned things done in Excel or Word.

Doing 2,000 of them in Access was tricky, but doing 7,000 of them in Excel is going to be a royal pain in the ass! They fear that, if I up and leave, they won't know how to take them over, since they have very limited Access skills.

I say they need to train some more people to use Access. Not EVERYTHING needs to be done in Excel. People need to move a little outside of their comfort zone and learn something new.

Although their fears of me leaving are valid (if they don't give me more of what I asked to do when I was hired (Communications) then I will leave as soon as I can get something that I really want), they can't do business like that. They can't keep dumbing things down so that they don't have to learn anything. Besides, if I do these in excel, I'm going to be using some VBA, which these people have no clue about either. Either way, they are screwed.


At 11/09/2005 12:52 AM, Blogger honeykbee's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

Sounds like no matter how you slice it, someone is going to have to provide some training, and it appears that someone is going to have to be you.

And as far as I'm concerned, there's never, ever enough bitching.*

*Note: this does not apply to B.


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