Observations on IT

Thought for the day: If you want to see IT people scream, just tell them you want them to track the time they spend on their various project tasks. It won’t matter what reasons you give them or how granular (or not) you want time tracked, they will scream like you’d stuck them in a turkey fryer.

No matter what reasons you give them, they’ll tell you “this will take too much time just tracking things”, but they’ll see it as “You don’t trust me.”

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3 Responses to Observations on IT

  1. Dan Stratton says:

    Totally agree. Have seen it many times. My response has been. “I’ll pay you to do it. If you would like to not do it, then I don’t need to pay you anymore. Your choice. But I will pay you to be less efficient and ‘waste’ time.”

    • Thom says:

      It’s amazing how much more open-minded about work I’ve become after two years of not getting paid by anyone to do anything.

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