Generation Y's Howard Beale (dk) wrote,
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk

yay! more fun with bitchy coworkers today!
(it's pretty damned sad that this is the most notable event of the day, and at 8:00pm no less.)

trey sends me an email this afternoon- he's working from home and needs to access some files via FTP.

okay, no problem, right?

i ask him where the files are. his response:

"i don't know. give me access to all of them."

*sigh*

i tell him that i can't just give him access to everything - FTP doesn't work that way.
(it gets better - and whether or not i should have to explain the fact that an FTP server needs a specific directory to serve [usually ftproot or whatever] to someone who claims to have been working in the computer industry since before i was born is not up for debate here.)

his response:

"well jason, what do you suggest? if you can't decide, make it the important stuff on *web server* like the C: drive."

(i love how it's *my* responsibility to determine what data he needs to do his job. YOU FUCKING MORON. ALL I NEED TO KNOW IS WHAT GODDAMNED ICONS YOU CLICK IN NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO GO. oh yeah, and did i mention he copied my boss on that last one? i *hate* when people do that. i'm trying to *help* this guy, and he pulls childish bullshit like this. from my point of view, trey is now a whiny 6-year-old yelling "i'm gonna tell teacher on youuuuuuuu!" because i'm trying to hold the knob on the water fountain for him. "important stuff". is that a technical term, dumbfuck?)

irritated but still civil by this point, i take a few minutes and craft up a response:

"well, normally my suggestion would be to determine the exact location of the data you require, so i could have that be the home directory for the FTP share.

since that doesn't appear to be an option, i've used the C: drive on *web server* as you requested.

feel free to mail me back if you need anything else."

that seems to be a nice balance of veiled insult and polite professionalism to me.
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