I can’t really explain why it’s been five days between posts. I don’t think it’s for lack of anything to write about, really–perhaps I just wasn’t mused late last week.
It’s not even as if work was all that terrible–really, it wasn’t that bad. Sure, I had to re-write people’s work from craptacular form to workable form—come on, people, when you have a requirements document, writing an acceptance test procedure is not difficult; I did it when I was a snot-nosed, can’t-legally-buy-alcohol co-op!—but that’s not all that bad.
Thankfully so, since I get to do it again today. Why are we paying this vendor, again? It’s so much fun in this line of business to pay someone to do the job and then have to have someone sit in their facility to tell them how to do it. It’s a situation of, “We’d do the work ourselves if we had the volume of work to merit doing it, but this is outside our core competency.” Yes, I just used the phrase “core competency” in a sentence; I typed it with a straight face, too.
I mean, crap, I’ve even used the phrase “added value” of late without laughing.
I don’t know what’s becoming of me.
[What was I posting about again?]