Yesterday morning I told the PM that I was willing to let their project fail. I vented my concerns about communication, assumptions, expectations, and responsibilities. I explained that making something a #1 top priority just because People are paying attention to it is a bullshit way to work. I refused to acknowledge milestones not backed by realistic task estimates.
It’s an important project, and my group will give it its due attention. (Of course we’ll deliver high quality results in a timely manner, that’s why we’re here.) But I fully intend to let the responsible parties be held accountable. I am not the technical lead; I am not going to assume the responsibilities of that role.
Yesterday sucked. But, whatever. Today is a new day and all that. I woke up in a good mood and I got into the office a little early intending to pick up some of the stuff I neglected while I was being rage-y yesterday.
First email today was from the PM to the entire project team asking (me specifically) if the arbitrary dates (that I did not commit to) wouldn’t work, then to identify the higher priority tasks I’m working on.
Turns out, most of the stuff in this building doesn’t burn well. Turns out…
19. It’s not as if I intend to use the Whoopee Cushion on every hole. Quit your bitching and tee off already, Princess.
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The script queues these posts a couple days in advance. It’s great because I get to read the day after tomorrow’s leaderboard today, but it sucks because I can’t share some of the best bits until they actually post.