October 23, 2003

Open for business all night

Pixy and Susie commiserate with each other about grueling work schedules. Being a programmer, I've worked some helacious stretches too, it seems to come with the job. One time, while working for a difficult client, we had this memorable exchange:

Client: You charged me for 21 hours that day!
Me: That's correct.
Client: How can you be productive for 21 hours?
Me: I can't. Towards the end, I was so tired I was practically incoherent.
Client: Then why did you waste my money like that?
Me: Because you brought me a hot project a half hour before quitting time, and said it was due first thing the next morning.
Client: Well, you should work faster. And quit wasting my money.

Posted by Ted at October 23, 2003 07:32 AM
Category: Square Pegs

And the client left in a bucket?


Well, we can dream.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 23, 2003 07:49 AM

I sooooo hear this, Ted. My boss steps into my cubicle today grinning, "Remember that business trip you've been asking about for six weeks whether or not it'll happen and a month ago I told you, nope, probably not? You're going. Plane leaves Monday."

Wahoo! Er, crap, I'm not prepared.


Posted by: hln at October 23, 2003 10:17 PM
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