Saturday, June 13, 2009

Work Related Discomfort

I understand that as part of my current role there's the necessary evil of overseeing (vaguely) the installation of software over the odd weekend in order to avoid, as much as possible, issues for customers and downtime resulting in potential loss of revenue. What I don't understand is why I have to do it in the dark without any air conditioning in a space where the ambient temperature is 10 to 20 degrees above what's comfortable because of all the running desktops. If the goal is to have all the players who control the moving pieces in one location to avoid unnecessary searching for distributed resources, couldn't we just redistribute ourselves to someplace co-located with beer or ice cream, sandwiches, bright lighting and at the very least a fan?


pete said...

I work from Old Chicago on those days, WiFi, Pizza, Beer, close enough to work to reboot a server. Also, if you ask nice at the front desk they will turn the AC on for you in the building. :)

Mac Noland said...

Ah WRAP! There is no reason WRAP can't be done remote. As a manager, I suggest you try to change this.