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nexxai
Jul 17, 2002

quack quack bjork

Fun Shoe

I don't know if as a solution architect I'm allowed to post in this thread anymore, but gently caress it, this is happening. I'm pissed and I need to commiserate with some tech people.

Until March, I was the only SA at one of the major airlines here in Canada, but then got laid off for obvious reasons. Been doing the interview thing for the past couple months, and thought I might have found something decent.

I just finished the third Zoom interview with this place i've been talking to all week but I don't know that i'd say it went well, mostly because he told me that the job that i had applied for was not actually what they needed.

The posting was for a "cloud architect". On the first phone call, guy 1 (the CIO and one of the three owners hunted me down on a Saturday and was super insistent we chat (a good sign)) tells me they're hiring full time (important because my wife is sick and we need health benefits), and their company is about 30 people. Second call, guy 2 (CEO / President, one of the three owners) says they're only hiring contractors, and their company is 40 people. The third call, guy 3 (lead architect, the final owner) says the job is not really a cloud architect role but rather a software development team lead position, and their company is 22 people and would be 23 with me.

Guy 3 starts asking me to do deep dive on SQL tuning vs. NoSQL tuning and is surprised when I can describe the differences between the two types of DBs but have very little in-the-weeds knowledge. No where on my resume does software development even get hinted at, because while I enjoy it as a hobby on occasion, I don't do it professionally, certainly not to some crazy level, and not to a level I'd feel comfortable defending in a job interview.

It feels like they can't even get their stories straight, let alone know what they need.

Are all companies this fucken dysfunctional?

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Wibla
Feb 16, 2011


Pretty much

less than three
Aug 9, 2007




Fallen Rib

Always trust Guy 3. Don't expect a C-Level to actually have a good grasp on what's going on down in the rank and file.

Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

There's a ghost in me
Who wants to say I'm sorry
Doesn't mean I'm sorry






less than three posted:

Always trust Guy 3. Don't expect a C-Level to actually have a good grasp on what's going on down in the rank and file.

Seconding.

nexxai
Jul 17, 2002

quack quack bjork

Fun Shoe

I sent them a "Thanks but no thanks" email about 20 minutes ago. The CEO just got back to me basically saying 'yep, we hosed up; thanks for putting up with our poo poo' but the best part was the last line:

"P.S. The actual number of people at [COMPANY] is 28."

Turns out it was actually secret option D!

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





No health insurance and no income might actually be better than that.

Arquinsiel
Jun 1, 2006

"There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first."

God Bless Margaret Thatcher
God Bless England
RIP My Iron Lady


Sounds like one hell of a bullet dodged.

Oyster
Nov 11, 2005

I GOT FLAT FEET JUST LIKE MY HERO MEGAMAN


Total Clam

Hospital printer tech checking in now that I've caught up with the thread.

I've been pretty well taken care of as I work, I have N95's and the masking policies are pretty good. Here's a practice that is bad.

I was on one of the covid floors in an office at the end of a hall replacing a blown psu on a printer when respiratory went into a room two doors down from where I was, full gowns, masks, face shields equipped. They started aerosolizing the patient. They left the door open.

I immediately contacted a higher up in the department that I'm on good terms with and they were pretty horrified. She told me the following week that the patient being aerosolized had died that night. At this point I'm thinking I wasn't actually exposed, but drat I'm thankful for the N95s.

Edit: A positive - my girlfriend has been complaining about shopping, how people aren't following the one way aisles, aren't using masks or using them improperly, etc. I did some shopping yesterday and wore an N95 and my hospital badge. People gave me a *wide* berth. One guy without a mask was standing and looking at stuff I needed, saw me coming, and literally ran to the next aisle. I'm doing the shopping from now on.

Oyster fucked around with this message at 19:24 on May 15, 2020

22 Eargesplitten
Oct 10, 2010

Also sexism, religious bias, jingoism, and so on. Don't do it, people!

Dogs, don't do it either, even if the police man really tries to train you to do it.



Buy some scrubs to wear to the grocery store too, should work even better.

Actually, I should do that.

Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

There's a ghost in me
Who wants to say I'm sorry
Doesn't mean I'm sorry






22 Eargesplitten posted:

Buy some scrubs to wear to the grocery store too, should work even better.

Actually, I should do that.

Oooh, same.

I've settled on sewing increasingly confrontational masks. Various types of camo seem to be working so far (combined with a Tank Girl-esque hairstyle, because gently caress going to the stylist). Adding my work badge would probably help when combined with scrubs, since it just has my photo and not any employer info.

Sirotan
Oct 17, 2006

Sirotan is a seal.



Ham Wrangler

Dirt Road Junglist posted:

Oooh, same.

I've settled on sewing increasingly confrontational masks. Various types of camo seem to be working so far (combined with a Tank Girl-esque hairstyle, because gently caress going to the stylist). Adding my work badge would probably help when combined with scrubs, since it just has my photo and not any employer info.

Get this one

https://twitter.com/Phineas/status/1253089303187595269

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008








Slippery Tilde


Gonna get this and run around the store yelling "WITNESS ME!"

Fragrag
Aug 3, 2007
The Worst Admin Ever bashes You in the head with his banhammer. It is smashed into the body, an unrecognizable mass! You have been struck down.

less than three posted:

Always trust Guy 3. Don't expect a C-Level to actually have a good grasp on what's going on down in the rank and file.


Third, and you can trust me on that.

DelphiAegis
Jun 21, 2010


spankmeister posted:

Gonna get this and run around the store yelling "WITNESS ME!"

No, you should run around judging people that have masks worn improperly and call them "Mediocre".

klosterdev
Oct 10, 2006

Na na na na na na na na Batman!

Putting all our systems, including laptops on the new domain as part of the rebuild. Friday. User comes in and grabs the laptop she gave us to wipe and re-image off the table while everybody but me is out deploying, and I'm out at lunch. User didn't login on-site to cache her credentials, she doesn't even know the password to her new domain account. Just took it.

A ticket came in on Saturday. User can't login, has critical things to finish by Monday afternoon. Reply first thing on Monday for her to come to the building so we can get her set up.

User doesn't want to come back in, is upset because the laptop was supposed to be finished.

Arquinsiel
Jun 1, 2006

"There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first."

God Bless Margaret Thatcher
God Bless England
RIP My Iron Lady


Is there any way you can retro-actively declare a security incident for a stolen laptop?

Geemer
Nov 4, 2010

What is it with Japan and ridiculous hair colors?



Buglord

Arquinsiel posted:

Is there any way you can retro-actively declare a security incident for a stolen laptop?

Aren't they always retro-active?

Unless you are planning to steal one.

Arquinsiel
Jun 1, 2006

"There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first."

God Bless Margaret Thatcher
God Bless England
RIP My Iron Lady


Well I mean fake the documentation so that it looks like you genuinely thought it was stolen on Friday and now have to investigate them as if they are covering up but we may as well just start grabbing what we can I suppose.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!




I don't need it - I have an N95 dust mask with replaceable filters I bought for mowing and woodworking I bought before "these uncertain times" - but I'm buying that, just because.
Same store also has a Xenomorph one: https://octophant.threadless.com/de...ce-mask/layered

klosterdev posted:

Putting all our systems, including laptops on the new domain as part of the rebuild. Friday. User comes in and grabs the laptop she gave us to wipe and re-image off the table while everybody but me is out deploying, and I'm out at lunch. User didn't login on-site to cache her credentials, she doesn't even know the password to her new domain account. Just took it.

A ticket came in on Saturday. User can't login, has critical things to finish by Monday afternoon. Reply first thing on Monday for her to come to the building so we can get her set up.

User doesn't want to come back in, is upset because the laptop was supposed to be finished.

I sincerely love users who create problems and hen are upset that they created a problem. They sustain my rage and general distaste for the human race. They allow me to target, rather than hating everyone. Some of the time.

dragonshardz
May 2, 2017




An email came in from a user saying their password expired and to please set a new one for them.

Uh, no, we can't do password resets by email. Especially when you EMAIL US THE PASSWORDS.

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

dragonshardz posted:

An email came in from a user saying their password expired and to please set a new one for them.

Uh, no, we can't do password resets by email. Especially when you EMAIL US THE PASSWORDS.

Jesus, that's "disable their account until they have an uncomfortable conversation with Risk Management and HR" for where I work. Possibly disable their account and don't bother re-enabling it.

dragonshardz
May 2, 2017




Thanatosian posted:

Jesus, that's "disable their account until they have an uncomfortable conversation with Risk Management and HR" for where I work. Possibly disable their account and don't bother re-enabling it.

Our infosec team is literally one person.

All that I am currently able to do is censor their dumbfuckery in the reply and wag my finger. Politely.

bobmarleysghost
Mar 7, 2006



a buddy of mine posted this resolution to end all resolutions

Data Graham
Dec 28, 2009





bobmarleysghost posted:

a buddy of mine posted this resolution to end all resolutions



"Reverted."

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Data Graham posted:

"Reverted."

God DAMMIT.

Moatman
Mar 21, 2014

Because the goof is all mine.


Darchangel posted:

I don't need it - I have an N95 dust mask with replaceable filters I bought for mowing and woodworking I bought before "these uncertain times" - but I'm buying that, just because.

Cut holes for the filter mounts and wear it as a mask for your mask

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Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Moatman posted:

Cut holes for the filter mounts and wear it as a mask for your mask

doublin' up for safety.

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