Okay, so this post is for people that have worked at Microservices. It’s going to be really boring for those that haven’t… I mean, read it if you want, but I make no promises for it being my typical thrilling adventures. 😛
Okay, so, my life at the UO began about 4 years ago, when I was a freshman and started working at Microservices. At that time, there were about 8 or so of us there, and things were pretty bad. Shortly before I got there, Microservices had absorbed another Computing Center department that was basically “front desk”. 3 people came with that job, and most/all of them were rather computer illiterate. they didn’t like being part of MS, and MS didn’t really like them. that caused, as you would guess, a lot of tension. I came on, and new people thrown into such situations don’t do very well… they usually become the target for employee agression. Soon after, Chris got hired, and sooner after that, Kat got hired. I’m not sure how Kat was treated, but Chris and I were treated pretty poorly by our fellow workmates. People talked behind our back, made rude comments about us playing games now and then, etc. Some of the staff stayed out of it… but not many, and not for long. I really was someone clueless about it until later when Chris would tell me what people were saying about me, and most of his strife came from Shannon. *shrugs*
So, after one of the people there went off to a department, and a few others graduated, Micro got pretty quite. Everyone got along pretty well. Sure, there was one occation that caused a problem, and I almost got fired, but all and all, people got along. Then, well, one person got hired. Sara and I pretty much got him the job, and as the time got closer for his interview, we started to think we might want to stop it. Really, he’s a shovenist. pure and simple. A jock. thinks he’s gods gift to women, but really has some seriously messed up emotional issues that should get straightend out. But, we didn’t say anything. I know I personally vouched for him to the bosses at the time and said he was a good worker, etc. They had their doubts at first… but, he got hired. Then the trouble started. He’d be on desk and spend all his time helping cute girls… he’d, rather than find the correct answer, completely BS an answer and hang up the phone (I have proof of this since he BS’d one of the SOJC grad students, twice, and we had to clean up the mess). He didn’t care about macs at all, and would do everything he could to avoid supporting them. He was loud as hell on the phone and was basically yelling. But, it went on. When a new girl started working at Micro, he was basically all over her borderline harrassment. No one said anything. He finally gave up when she blew him off.
Now, he’s been given a department… since then, he’s gone on and on about how great he is, how much he knows, and how he was the best canidate for the job. Tara just got a department… and since that time, he, behind her back, has said that “somepeople don’t deserve departments, like Tara and you”. that was speaking to the girl he was all over when she was hired. She thankfully blew him off by saying something to the effect of “you know, you’re not the smartest person to ever go through micro”. that appearently pissed him off. Appearently he’s affraid of the truth. He’s not that smart, he’s by far not the smartest person to go through micro when it comes to computer knowledge. Chris, Micah, George, Torgie, Blake, Kat, Tara, Sara, Jones, myself, etc could all run circles around him knowledge wise. Tara ran circles around him when she was working with an exchange student and decided to play a customer to him and asked him at least half a dozen questions that he couldn’t answer.
Oh, and to make things worse, he’s barely doing his job. He rarely goes to his department, and then has the audacity to complain when other people get positions? basically, he’s creating strife at micro again. Micro was pretty healthy for the majority of the time I was there… I left right around the time he got there. If it weren’t for some objections, I would have told him this shit to his face… told him that I basically got him the job there. But, this will have to do for now. So, if you’re reading this… STFU. Why don’t you work on your won perfection and then worry about other people’s. When you can snatch the pebble out of my hand, then we’ll talk… until then, you’re just a whiney grasshopper.
Thanks for listening to me rant… I promise to post more soon that can appeal to everyone and not just the few of us that worked at micro.