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_refugee_  ·  229 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 29, 2017

I wrote a kickass memo for work. It's kickass because it says badass, cunt-punt-y things like

    As an internal control established to reduce risk, the process is so ineffective that management's limited resources might as well be focused elsewhere entirely.

and

    the regulatory implications here cannot be overstated.

and

    A focus on associate metrics over quality has probably contributed to the observed phenomenon.

This is like draft 4.5. It's pretty close to final. I'm handing it in by EOD, EOW at the latest. I've crossed all my T's and dotted my i's and printed out my most updated copy for a physical review of last needed fixes. I filled out my back-up test results sheet which is driving the memo and I even added quiet little italicized, right-aligned "See Sample #XX" under the paragraphs where I call out specific findings/types of findings. I'm pretty proud of it. Drafts 1 and 2 lacked some vigor. I also feel like I realized things, Important Things that Needed to Be Said, over the course of my attempting, and editing, and think-think-thinking over, and revisiting this memo again.

It's nerdy and yeah, mostly no one appreciates it, but I feel the work I'm doing is important, salient, impactful, and insightful.

And that's really what you need to make work work, now, innit?