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Thursday, October 07, 2004 
So how long until Friday? 
Oy. One of those days when, as soon as I walked into work, I was accosted by two people with problems they needed me to look at and, ideally, solve; I barely got through my usual morning e-mail check before noon. I haven't had any time to work on my project yet today, either; and I don't think I can bill for things like "spent about 20 minutes rewriting a regular expression for someone else's project for another client" or "used three different computers to find the correct combination of programs to extract correctly-formatted text for someone else to work on." (Acrobat 6.0, which most of the office has upgraded to, doesn't have a useful feature that Acrobat 5.0 does; the Mac version of Acrobat 5.0 doesn't have the same features as the PC version; and before I could put Acrobat 5.0 back on my computer I had to install Acrobat 4.0 because our 5.0 installation disk is technically an upgrade and wouldn't work unless it could find 4.0 on the hard drive.) And my boss has been on the phone since 10 a.m. with our not-very-partner-like partner company having a conversation that sounds an awful lot like "partnership, shmartnership, straighten up or we're ditching you"—and, however this winds up playing out, it's darned hard to get any work done when there's a heated conversation in the background (especially one about work not getting done). Oy. I think I'll just keep my head down and pretend I'm invisible. If nobody sees me, they can't ask me to fix their problems, can they? And if I'm not working on their projects, I might actually have time to do mine...

[ at 2:01 PM • by Abby • permalink  ]

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