IT Pilgrimage

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The Devil’s in the Details (Stranded in Backup Hell)

Posted by IT Pilgrim on October 16, 2008

They say the Devil’s in the details, and I say, ain’t that the truth. Most people are really bad at details, but what always surprises me the most is how in-curious people can be.  How do you work next to someone for day, months, year, and never find out what they do on a day to day basis? As I coast into yet another client site, contracted out to save yet another company, I have to wonder, doesn’t anyone ever write anything down?

I will admit, there is a possibility that the person or people who left, as they always do, took everything with them, and destroyed all evidence that work was ever accomplished. It is also possible that no work was ever accomplished. In general, however, I find that not to be the case, I find that no one ever documents anything, and that workers show such a puzzling lac of curiosity that some of them do not even know the name of the person who has sat next to them, sometimes for years. How sad and disconnected is that?

So, if you do nothing else today, do yourself and future co-workers a REALLY big favor, and write down how you did at least one thing today.

And just for the record. I HATE Arcserve!

Photo by manu contreras via Flickr

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