Swimming against the tide

Things at work have not been great. I still can’t publish changes from the test server to the production environment; I was sitting late at work trying to publish one tiny correction to a promotion, the publish hung and the site was terribly, terribly slow, and my boss was having kittens as we desperately needed the sales. Tech support is asking questions about checking load balancing on the servers, asking me to do trace dumps at 10 to 20 second intervals and send them the information (*whoosh, waaaaay over my head*). We don’t have anyone here who can do this type of thing.

I lost most of the morning yesterday in an interview with one of the J2EE developer candidates. Very bright girl. Since I can’t interview her effectively on her skillset, we had arranged for one of the outside developers to interview her over speakerphone from London; that was interesting.

I’m trying to get everything in order for the rollout of the US and the Canadian sites, and having problems with the woman here who has always been a surly non-member of the team. She’s decided that she wants to do all the graphics on the site, despite having none of the skills, software or eye for doing them, and she won’t help with anything that could be useful. She wants a “fun” job. Well, lah-di-dah, so would I. Why don’t they fire her? I ask myself that every day.

I know I’m complaining. I’m just tired, and sick of it all. I’m going to start looking around for another job – life is just too short to stay with a hopeless job where I am so unhappy. There is too much broken here, and no resources to fix any of the problems.

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