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    Since offshoring...

    Two weeks or so ago, I was asked to do some development in a SAP system D.
    My account on D was out of validity, so I requested a change.
    My minimum charge to the client for a day or part thereof is 2hrs,
    2hrs invoiced.
    Next day, the request was updated. I logged in to begin work... to be told I couldn't develop in D, I had to do the work in H. I don't have the H connection details, so I request them.
    2hrs invoiced.
    Two days later, request updated with H connection details. They don't work.
    2hrs invoiced.
    Four days later, update with new details. They work. But I've no developer key and don't have the right authorisations anyway.
    2hrs invoiced.
    Next day, update... we need to see the auth log - I respond that it's already attached to the change
    2hrs invoiced.
    Two days later, update... why do you need a development key? So I can develop you moron (only more diplomatically).
    2hrs invoiced.
    Four days later, we've got a development key for you. Log in... still not got the right auths.
    2hrs invoiced.

    So, not bad. Nearly two days invoiced and the work (which should take 1 day) hasn't been done. (I've been working for other clients instead, so not losing any money). Offshoring - gotta love it. Takes longer, costs more, pays me more. Thanks Accenture! It's my onshore colleagues I feel sorry for. (As I'm sure you do too - having to work with me! ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Since offshoring...

    Two weeks or so ago, I was asked to do some development in a SAP system D.
    My account on D was out of validity, so I requested a change.
    My minimum charge to the client for a day or part thereof is 2hrs,
    2hrs invoiced.
    Next day, the request was updated. I logged in to begin work... to be told I couldn't develop in D, I had to do the work in H. I don't have the H connection details, so I request them.
    2hrs invoiced.
    Two days later, request updated with H connection details. They don't work.
    2hrs invoiced.
    Four days later, update with new details. They work. But I've no developer key and don't have the right authorisations anyway.
    2hrs invoiced.
    Next day, update... we need to see the auth log - I respond that it's already attached to the change
    2hrs invoiced.
    Two days later, update... why do you need a development key? So I can develop you moron (only more diplomatically).
    2hrs invoiced.
    Four days later, we've got a development key for you. Log in... still not got the right auths.
    2hrs invoiced.

    So, not bad. Nearly two days invoiced and the work (which should take 1 day) hasn't been done. (I've been working for other clients instead, so not losing any money). Offshoring - gotta love it. Takes longer, costs more, pays me more. Thanks Accenture! It's my onshore colleagues I feel sorry for. (As I'm sure you do too - having to work with me! ).
    Compared with lawyers invoices, that is pathetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Compared with lawyers invoices, that is pathetic.
    Compared with F1 invoices, lawyers invoices are pathetic.

    Started getting some work in exploring socially distanced hospitality for future seasons.

    This is good news as the NHS "manager" had demanded that I come into the office when working pro bono. Fun handing back laptop et al in an AMG GTS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
    Compared with F1 invoices, lawyers invoices are pathetic.

    Started getting some work in exploring socially distanced hospitality for future seasons.

    This is good news as the NHS "manager" had demanded that I come into the office when working pro bono. Fun handing back laptop et al in an AMG GTS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    I once billed 8 hours for doing next to nothing.. I say once.. I mean once a day for the last 12 years
    Don't sell yourself short. I wouldn't call the crew of a chemical tanker next to nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    Never work with kids, animals or volunteers.
    Or my daughter's stuffed IKEA Monkey. Constantly pissed and leading me astray.

    It has been 5 years CUcKolds. Can someone please finally teach me how to embed images? Talking of which, where is Greenlake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
    Or my daughter's stuffed IKEA Monkey. Constantly pissed and leading me astray.

    It has been 5 years CUcKolds. Can someone please finally teach me how to embed images? Talking of which, where is Greenlake?
    Make sure you copy the image address not the page and put it in IMG tags



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ploptimus View Post
    Make sure you copy the image address not the page and put it in IMG tags






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