OMG - I think this might be long - I'm just warning you ladies
Seriously, I'm so ready to pop this little lady out if for NO other reason than to be done with work and on leave. I'm not gonna bore you with ALL the details, but I'll sum it up quickly. About a year ago we changed our intranet over to a new format - I did about 90% of the work (on the front end - the piece that everybody sees). Had a little help, but not much...and what help I did have, I had to every once in a while go in and fix some of the stuff. Ok, fast forward to now. Since I did EVERYTHING - and I do mean EVERYTHING - for the intranet, my boss is freaking out because nobody knows how to really fix anything if/when it breaks. So, we're trying to change things around again...so soon you say? Yeah - my thoughts exactly! Because its so close to me leaving, its like a mad dash to get this done. I've said probably 4 times now 'Even if I go on leave before everything is moved over, I think you guys will be fine' yet they still say 'We need to get this done before you go out, or we have to wait until October to pick it back up' Ok, fine. Whatever. Apparently they can't do it while I'm out. So all day yesterday, my boss has been going over server issues with me (the behind the scenes stuff) that I have NO idea about nor do I have the time to deal with. The other person here is the one working with the server stuff. Ok, so after I told him about a million times 'I don't know how the servers work' he FINALLY goes over to the other guy and they apparently figure it out. Ok, so now that the solution has been found, it needs to be fixed. SUPER easy fix...literally a 2 second task that needs to be done about 6 times. So, the 'behind the scenes' guy says 'Ok, I'll do these 2, you can do these 2 and you can do these 2'. REALLY?!?! You can't just do all 6?! Its the same exact task, repeated 6 times. Ok, so we all do it, now its done. We have a meeting this morning to go over what needs to be fixed/working before we officially make the 'move'. Ok - work is divided...between me and my boss, not the other guy (god frikin forbid) to code 6 things a piece. Welp, I've already coded it, all we really need to do is copy the code and put it in 3 different projects. My boss has come in my cube/called me about 25 times today, and its only 1PM! The first time he came in, he asked me how to do something that I sent him instructions for. I said 'Did you read what I sent you?' He says 'Yes. But it didn't say to change all 3 things, it just had them highlighted' Well, I'm gonna have to go out on a limb here and say that means to change all 3. So I said 'IDK, I always just follow what it says, I don't know without looking at the directions'. He leaves. I go in to see if he had some tea I could borrow - mistake. He says, 'Ok, now what do I do here' So I walk him through copying/pasting the code and changing the ONE thing that needs to be changed. Then he has a problem, can't find it after he's done. So I had to figure out what was wrong. Then he broke it. And so it continues - I'm sure you get the idea.
Now, the newest 'problem'. We can't get something looking exactly right because the colors are locked. 'Behind the scenes' guy looks into it, gives 2 options. In each of the options he uses the term 'WE' way too much for my liking. I'm like 'WTH - flippin do it yourself!' I'm in the middle of trying to code the other 3 items (so my boss can copy what I've done - literally his words) that need to be coded. AND - about 3 months ago I asked the 'behind the scenes' guy to run through a process with me since he had written the code initially and there was some stuff I didn't want to miss as far as routing and some of the details, and he says - snippily I might add - 'If I have to explain it, I might as well just do it myself' :eek: WHAT?!? How is that - maybe in the Twilight Zone?! It would take you just as long to quickly run over the routing as it would for you to write the code?! Either its quite the process, or you're the slowest programmer of all time! So, needless to say, I'm a little jaded and not always jumping at the chance to 'split' the workload with him.
I'm sorry ladies - this is SO super long. And this is the short version...I'm over today and ready for the weekend! I'm leaving at 2 today to work on the cake for my friends bridal shower which is Sunday. I'm thrilled to be leaving, and I'm even more thrilled for the shower - so there is a light at the end of the tunnel!!