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returned stuff to Walmart

March 26th, 2008 at 04:15 am

My family cleaned up after the wedding, wow, almost two months ago, and put all the extra cups, forks, napkins etc that they didn't open, plus flowers my sister didn't use, in a big tub for me to go through later. Finally opened that this weekend. Took the stuff back to Walmart today. Got $55.18 back! Luckily, no line at customer service, and they didn't give me any hassle at all about returning it. Just gave me a gift card because I didn't have my receipts with me.


I have GOT to get another job. I was actually told today to stop working so fast...not in so many words, but that was the implication. I am in charge of an application that someone else wrote and I took over about a year ago. Either that person didn't get any requirements to code this, or just didn't listen. It has problems all the time. When a user reports the problem to me, I find it and fix it, usually that day. My users LOVE me. My upper management does not.

Here's why. At our work, we are supposed to plan things 7 days in advance. Like, everything is supposed to be perfectly coded and tested and ready to be implemented, and THEN you can schedule it for 7 days in the future. But, if the product is broken, you can get around this by putting in a break-fix. So, I legitimately use break-fixes all the time. ...I mean, users complain that something is broken, and I fix it. That is what that provision is for! But this generates an email to people two levels above me, and apparently they don't know how to filter email. So, my supervisor told me her supervisor told her to stop approving my break fixes.

Because of a stupid, stupid, stupid rule, my users are going to have to wait 7 days before I can fix the product. Completely crap.

Here is another rub. If I say I am going to fix one problem and schedule it out 7 days from now, I can't work on anything else on that application because when they finally implement it, it won't be approved. So, I can fix something one day a week and can't do anything else until that is put in production.

I hate this job.

4 Responses to “returned stuff to Walmart”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    Ah, the utter stupidity of management. It's everywhere.

  2. JanH Says:

    I'm not sure with my comings and goings that I congratulated you on your wedding! Enjoy wedded bliss!

  3. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Wow, the strange world of micro-management!!!

  4. cptacek Says:

    As soon as I get an offer for another job, I'm going to take a vacation...all the time that I have left. And then, I'm going to go in and work for a day, clean out my desk after everyone else is gone, and quit. Maybe by email. Or, I might show up the next morning to do it. In jeans...cause we can't wear jeans to work either.

    I used to think that at least my immediate supervisor was on my side. And because of that, I was going to give them some advanced notice. But she hasn't gone to bat for me once, and there have been lots of opportunities where I am CLEARLY in the right. So, as soon as I can be, I'm OUT.

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