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In the Wake of the Day

So, after I went and splatted you all with my Day and all the associated giphy madness therein, I figured I ought to at least do you the courtesy of giving you an update.

I have received a genuwhine patch build of the misbehaving software, one that has not yet been made available to the shee… erm… general public. Said patch works. Precisely why this flaw was not uncovered prior to release is something I would prefer not to expound upon, simply because I don’t think the profanity filter is capable of handling that kind of outpouring.

The workplace is still not what it should be, although thank all things deific a working air conditioner was finally installed today. That should put an end to having portable units with their vents wired up to the ceiling scattered around the place, as well as the extra noise, and the discomfort that goes with being in the little corner where said portable wheel-around air conditioners do not reach.

The noise level has dropped as proper dampeners have been put in. It’s still not good but it’s bearable. As my absence from the comments would suggest, I don’t really have much energy left over after the work day. Used to be I could manage an hour or two of extra whatever if I had to (that’s before I become dangerous to myself because my coordination is shot – oh, narcolepsy, how I love thee… Not), now it’s down to about a quarter hour margin.

What I think of the building management is… unprintable. There’s some kind of alarm going off in the equipment room 3 days in 5, on average. When my employers signed the lease, building management had several months to check on all the equipment, make sure all the bracing and dampening was in place, and that it all bloody worked. Instead they wait for us to bitch about it. It should not take the a/c unit freezing over and dripping into our cube farm to get the damn thing checked out and fixed or replaced.

So color me extremely unimpressed, and change the subject so I don’t start ranting.

  1. Shudder. I have worked in some bad buildings, but those were apparently only the anteroom to Hell. I hope it’s not a long lease…

    June 21, 2018
  2. sounds like your work conditions are worse than mine.

    hope everything works out in the end

    June 21, 2018
  3. thephantom182 #

    “When my employers signed the lease, building management had several months to check on all the equipment, make sure all the bracing and dampening was in place, and that it all bloody worked.”

    That is what is known in the building management business as a “holiday.” A bunch of time when the space is leased and nobody is bitching at you about all the stuff that’s broken.

    The standard to which things in rental buildings are repaired is called “good enough.” That means the worker goes to the thing, makes the alarm stop by whatever means necessary, and then spends as little time/money/effort as possible on fixing the offending unit. Tighten the mounting bolts, drop of oil on the shrieking bearing, but not install a new/proper mount for example.

    If the guy comes and the renter shuts up for a couple days, that’s “good enough. Style points if Repair Guy squeezes in a smoke break during the “repair.”

    June 21, 2018
    • True story. Back in the 1960s, [Big University] had a multi-storey building erected, a model of then-modern planning and design. All went well. Until the early 2000s, when someone noticed that Problems were developing, and the floors were no longer level. The architects, bless their hearts, did not consider the fact that English and History professors—and others—have books. Lots, and lots, and lots of heavy books. In every office. An urgent memo went out to remove the books before the building broke.

      The departments were Not Amused, as you might imagine.

      June 21, 2018
  4. Draven #

    apparently they expect everyone to be wearing headphones while working.

    June 21, 2018
    • Christopher M. Chupik #

      Sorry, what was that? Didn’t hear you.

      June 21, 2018
  5. mrsizer #

    There was a tornado watch in Denver the other day. Our building management sent out an email about their “shelter and place” policy that somehow never got around to telling us where said place is. I’m certainly not staying in mostly glass 15th floor during a tornado, but having a 30 story building fall on my head doesn’t seem a lot better. Confidence inspiring, it was.

    June 21, 2018
    • thephantom182 #

      Corner of the parking garage. Corners are strong.

      June 21, 2018
    • Mary #

      Stair well. Maximum wall to roof ratio

      June 21, 2018
      • thephantom182 #

        I would freak out hard if I got stuck in a stairwell. OMFG. Claustrophobia uh oh.

        June 21, 2018

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