September 09, 2008

Boiling Point

Have you ever been pushed so far that you just can't take it anymore? Well I hit that point today. Since I've been down here in Tulsa this round the communication has been absolutely horrible. I get told one thing from one person, another tells me something different, then a third contradicts both of them. What the hell is with that?

I came down here with a set of directives to get accomplished. The first week they they changed those directives 4 times, most of the time I'm not finding out about it after the fact when someone gets pissed because my team didn't do what they wanted done. Then they were making changes with my classes with out telling me and then expecting me to be able to support all of this when they spread my resources to absolutely nothing.

I couldn't take it anymore after everything else when I had a peer down here get on my case because I was teaching something that someone else had told me to teach. All my frustration, anger and irritation over this whole thing came to a boiling point.




After a bout a 30 minute tirade involving three peers and a manager down here and my basically telling them where they can shove their support for the next three months, I finally calmed down. Even as I walked back to my desk I knew that probably was not the wisest decision to make. It's pretty much guaranteed to be repercussions for my actions.

Flash forward to 4:30. I get an IM from my manager. She wants to talk to me about the support for the class. Okay, I kind of new that wasn't all she wanted to talk about. She told me she was going to be on a conference call until 5:00. I told her I'd be back in the hotel by then, but she could call me on my cell.

I get the call. We discuss changes back in Rockford the need for support for that, the classes, personel and finally she says that they decided that I would better benefit the company back in Rockford than down here.




So I'm coming home on Friday for good. I will not be coming back down to this cesspool of a project. I'm washing my hands of it completely.

Thank Jebus.

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at September 9, 2008 06:18 PM | TrackBack

Welcome to your new role of "scapegoat to pin the blame of the project failure on." Been there many times in my contractor days.
Good to hear you're coming home though and look forward to catching up soon.

Posted by: Shadoglare at September 9, 2008 09:35 PM

What took you so long to blow?
You could have been home sooner.

Posted by: jim e. at September 10, 2008 10:06 AM

Oh crap! Hope that all is well....

Posted by: Richmond at September 10, 2008 05:28 PM

You've set a new record for tolerating the intolerable, dude.
While I hope they don't land on you too hard for what bullshit blame they'll try to pin on you for their fucked up incompetence , it'll be good having you back. :)

Posted by: Wes at September 10, 2008 10:13 PM

But what is going to happen on Monday?

You just might be looking for a job sooner then you think.

Good Luck!

Posted by: Quality Weenie at September 11, 2008 09:44 AM

QW, yea I might, and I'm not convinced that's a bad thing.

Posted by: Contagion at September 12, 2008 05:38 AM