This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Welcome to all you new folk, welcome back all you returning folk, congratulations Timo, for surviving 4b, and a big howdy to everyone else. (Oh, and John Simpson bagged his OOP moose, congrats to you, John!) I popped in this morning to update, and found a whole lot of action going on during the past few days. Weather must be letting up or something, this many people making such good time on the trail all of a sudden. Once again, my apologies for being scarce. There's all kinda poop going on at work, and I just can't seem to avoid stepping in it every freaking day lately. Anyhoo, keep up the good work, and I'll try to check in daily to do updates. I know how much fun it is to see your name in lights on the assignment log!
Thanks Carol. I'm pretty useless as far as the log updates go, and really appreciate your fancy wranglin' on that one. I'm sure all these busy Cattle Drivers do too. Remember to wear your barn boots around work for those stinky little piles...
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Actually, these piles require hip waders. (I'm not kidding, either!) I'm working in an environment where I have to walk on eggshells because of a few old-time employees who resent my very presence, and it seems like every thing I say makes one or another of them cry. (Real tears.) It's astonishing, really, because apparently whatever it is I'm saying that is causing the tears is never said to the person who starts crying. It's always something I said to someone else that the person who starts crying doesn't hear me say. I've been told I need to control my temper, but I'm confused, because I haven't lost my temper at this job yet. I get frustrated by jobs not being performed correctly, or people leaving things half-finished with no explanation as to what the problem is or what needs to be done to complete the task, but I have never yelled at anyone, nor have I said anything to anyone that would make me cry. I wonder what would happen if I actually did ever lose my temper? Perhaps I should start keeping a diary at work. There's probably some good comic material in there somewhere.
Thank you too from me, Carol. Your work on the assignment log helps a lot staying focused on the trail. Concerning your situation at work - this may not fit entirely, but maybe it comes close Dilbert Comic Strip Archive [ March 09, 2007: Message edited by: Timo Richter ]