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goobster  ·  360 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 28, 2018

Hey Pubs. Is it Friday yet? Oh. You sure? Well, ok then. Gimme a boilermaker. I'm on a mission.

The shit is gonna hit the fan this week. Been trying to wave this flag furiously for a month now, and am getting NOTHING back from the people who should be really fired up about this project. The deadline is Friday. I expect sometime this afternoon or tomorrow someone in Leadership will figure that out, ask someone in Senior Management about it, who will ask my Manager, who will ask me.

I'll point out I have done NOTHING on this project because I have not received ANY engagement from Leadership. Or Senior Management. Despite thrice-weekly requests, for a month.

Shit: Meet Fan.

It will then fall to me to do all the work to slap something together and get it submitted in time.

And people will wonder why we didn't get the job with one of the two largest airplane manufacturers in the world.

And I will shake my head.

Whoops! My boilermaker is gone. Slide another down here, and when it gets to 2 inches, line up another.

veen  ·  360 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maaan, people...if only they would listen! I hope you have a good CYA paper trail.

WanderingEng  ·  359 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A good paper trail but also a good relationship with the company. The kind of outcome I'd want is for the company to evaluate what went wrong. Why did management not engage? Does the wrong corporate structure exist? Showing it wasn't one individuals fault is useful in the short term to that individual, but fixing the company is necessary long term.