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A Day of Working to Work

Sadly, today was a day of working in order to get work done. Instead of doing productive work, I had to do work that would eventually enable productive work. I completed a few mandatory online training sessions, and I filled out several justifications why I needed “non-standard” apps.

Why do I need Pixelmator instead of Photoshop? Well, to edit pictures, Pixelmator is good enough and the price is much more affordable. Why do I need SharePoint Designer? Well, at work we have this thing called SharePoint and sometimes, we need to design lists, workflows, and more for SharePoint. The best way to design these customizations is with this application called SharePoint Designer.

To make matters worse, I’m not convinced that anyone really looks at these forms and the information contained with them. Some of my justifications are sprinkled with creative reasons, yet I haven’t gotten any rejections or clarifications requested. It almost feels like the effort of filling out the form is sufficient justification that you need the app. Otherwise why would you bother? Of course, I’m sure that’s not how it works, right?

Overall, this day brought back a memory from years back when I was the admin for Windows NT workstations. When doing troublecalls and fixes, the users would inevitably ask what kind of computer I had at home since I knew how to fix Windows computers. I told them that I had a Mac and explained that I would rather get work done on my computer rather than work on my computer in order to get work done.

Anyways, enought complaining. Whatever.

3 Responses to A Day of Working to Work

  1. tom June 20, 2018 at 2:09 pm #

    I think all the justification statements should be posted for peer review and, ummm, ridicule 🙂

    • Gee Why June 21, 2018 at 7:42 am #

      Can I listen in and I’m plagiarize the “good” ones?

      • Tom June 21, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

        I would hope so…

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