March 19, 2011

A new Word

Back to work. Had to send an e-mail...

"First, I would like to ____ that I was late." I could not think of the word. I know of the concept, but the word I wanted was gone. "app.... " something. Went home at lunch to ask Wendy. She figured out the word and laughed -- it is a word I use rarely, like once in a decade. I do not "apologize" for anything.

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March 17, 2011

Back to Work

First thing in Monday I need to get my computer access. While I was gone they wiped it -- my favorites with sites to things is gone. Worse, not only is my password disabled, my domain account has be disabled.

I call the IT (spit! Blah!) ... they first want my ID, a minute plus message saying try using the Intranet first (As if would we would even use them on telephone if you had no choice!) First tree, about minutes wasted talk to a real person. A ten second silent pause so you would think you had been dropped and quit. "You time is worthless, wait for 5 minutes or a hour before we will talk to you...." Finally get a person. Yeah yeah, I know you are useless, you will connect me to INDIA. WHY is it called a "HELP DESK"? They are NOT Helpful. I get connected, a horrid connection with echo and noise and low levels etc. that would *not* have been acceptable in the '70's. He mumbles something about the group that I needed a hour ago, gives me a ticket number, claim my account will be working in 30 minutes to 8 hours.

Repeated the same call Tuesday, yeah, still 24 hours later and my account is disabled.

Wednesday I did real work.

Thursday, same call, now over 72 hours after that "up to 8 hour" wait. Finally late Thursday my account is working. Friday I will be able access my e-mail.

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March 16, 2011

Mandatory Coverage

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The {company} Environment, Health, and Safety Plan from Domestic Operations (EH&S Plan) is used by Responsible Managers and employees to facilitate implementation of EH&S programs. The EH&S Plan establishes procedures for setting Business Unit EH&S targets and the means by which all employees must contribute to meeting those targets. This course highlights the responsibilities common to all tool-using employees and their supervisors.

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I have Aphasia. I have to re-learn words. These are hard to understand. My wife could not understand what they are asking about. No one does, cite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobbledygook

"Gobbledygook or gobbledegook (sometimes gobbledegoo) is any text containing jargon or especially convoluted English that results in it being excessively hard to understand or even incomprehensible. "Bureaucratese" is one form of gobbledygook."

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