My companies Y2K failuregreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Well, I warned em. Found out today that our company suffered a Y2K failure. Seems that our system would not print out payroll. Our I.S. folks scurried around and found a fix. Seems that accounting is now wondering if the W2's will print out.
What bothers me is that I found this out only because someone on our staff slipped up. Our IS boys wanted to keep it hush hush. They had been telling us in management that everything was ok.
If the rest of the country is in denial like our company is, we are truly in for it. ww
-- Hawkman (Hawkman@tree.com), January 22, 1999
Could the real fear be: "Homer, you really F**ked up big this time, your fired!" The security guard escorts Homer to the door. Poor Homer doesn't have a job or a pot to piss in. Homer tried to warn them, but he kept getting knocked down...poor Homer was the scapegoat. And now you IT specialists, Homer has now been made an example of, don't make upper management look bad. Work your ass off, no more excuses, make the damn computer work!
-- ICanSeeItNow (ICanSeeItNow@fear.com), January 22, 1999.
My other half works for an energy company, 14 state territory, largest of what they do, etc. Her boss was walking a couple $800 suits around when one of them asked aboiut Y2K. "We're done," was the answer. My wife indicates that from what she is doing and is observing, this was a straight up lie.
-- Chuck, night driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 22, 1999.
There's nothing wrong with lying nowadays, it's really the thing to do. Never admit to anything, lie through your teeth, spin the accusation, deny there's a problem, and question every word of inference that you are guilty of any wrong doing. If you do all that I have said, you will come out smelling like a rose. Attention all CEO's, CFO's, IT specialists, just lie your way through the whole thing, you won't get caught and you won't be prosecuted. Now is that a bit of good news?
-- LieLie (LieLie@Liar.com), January 23, 1999.
Are we talking about the government here or private businesses...I'm confused...
-- Chris (email@example.com), January 23, 1999.
-- BWaahaa (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 23, 1999.
I really wish this were not the case, but the web-site Y2k "info" where I work is total BS, and everyone there knows it is, too. Hope this is not generally the case elsewhere.
-- Nathan (email@example.com), January 23, 1999.