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The wife told me to stay off the internet today. However I had to come in to work to roll over the statistical files, a once a year program does it all, so here I am.
Thought some of you might be interested in how things work in this mediumn size mfg. concern. First I am the primary codehead but not a manager, it shows in my paycheck. Decisions not pertaining to coding are not made by me. Three years age I warned and warned this company about the implications of Y2K and that it needed to be acted on within our company. To the best of my knowledge my applications are ready for the CDC.
Now for the things out of my control. The several factories operate on NCR 3350's. These are not complient and at this very moment are enroute to the home office, where I'm at for installation of patches. The home office operates on a NCR 3430. I have been told it should be alright so no patching. Hope mgmt. is right. The distribution center operates on a NCR 3447. I have been told it also should be alright so no patching. Hope mgmt. is right.
We are still in training via conference call on the new Y2K complient Sterling Commerce E.D.I. package with the 4010 templete. The payroll network system is being scrapped as it is not complient. It will be replaced with a single new stand alone P.C. To my knowledge none of our numerous PC's have been checked for complience.
Come the first of the year this codehead will be in hibernation if the outcome of Y2K is bad off the bat or searching for greener work pastures in the local area.
I am the only one here intimately familar the home office system but no problem. The new ERP system that will go online sometime will take care of all. And back to work I go. Happy New Year.
-- Ed (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 25, 1999
---pretty funny, man! ho ho ho ho ho !!!! "management"seems to = an oxymoron in your Co., doesn't it? Hey, you in Jawjah? If so, check out "apple country" as a great place to relocate to, you'll know where if you live in this state. I did extensive research, about the best place statewide, a host of survival factors and "normal" life considered. good luck next year friend, good luck and better skill!
-- zog (email@example.com), December 25, 1999.
And what is with you guys and this 'the wife' bit! Get with the 21st century! 'my wife' certainly sounds nicer! I've had it!
-- teed (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 25, 1999.
Thanks for taking the time to type a few lines. Funny how the guy who calls it "like it is" is the one looked over promotion time, huh? But like you said "hope mgmt's right" seems to be the creed, the overlooked silver bullet being "just cross your fingers". Who needs testing?
-- Hokie (email@example.com), December 25, 1999.
My wife also told me to stay off the internet today.
She doesn't know I'm on now.
I wanted to confirm one possible very major disruption in a key utility here.
It's clear that, oops, what do I hear? She's coming! Gotta go!
-- Me (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 25, 1999.
zog I know the area you refer to well. All those apple's and gold nearby to boot. Good luck next year.
-- ~***~ (~***~@earth.ebe), December 25, 1999.
I agree with your beef concerning using term "the wife". I tend to use "wifey" myself or simply "the one who must be obeyed".
-- chzcake (email@example.com), December 25, 1999.
I don't use the term "wife" or "wifey" because we're not offically married, but "the Executive Branch" seems to fit quite well.
-- David M (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 25, 1999.
Gee, can't people call their wives what they like? Isn't it between the two of them?
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), December 25, 1999.
Why would anyone else refer to your wife. Very confusing.
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), December 25, 1999.
What is it with your wives telling when you can or can't get on the internet?
-- INever (INevercheckmy@onebox.com), December 25, 1999.
The wife and I communicat with each other by calling each other "Dear," Of course I know her mood by the tone she uses when she yells out to me "Dear, the floor needs mopped again," or, "Dear, for the last time, take the trash out." On the net here, I refer to her as the "wife-person."
-- Notforlong (Fsur439@aol.com), December 25, 1999.
My DH only had one request for Christmas, a T-shirt he saw in a catalog that says, "If a man speaks in the forest, and there is no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong?"
I got it for him, but don't think I'll accompany him in public when he wears it! Katy
-- katy (email@example.com), December 26, 1999.
FWIW, Chris and I never "TELL", we ask!!!!!!!
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 1999.