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Comment: VBC. Yup me too. (Score 1) 605

by Juliemac (#30610624) Attached to: Do Your Developers Have Local Admin Rights?
I also work for a Very Big Corporation. Shudder. I was tols I could develop applications under the following guide lines. No access to toad. No IDE. Only what was offered to Office workers. No admin rights locally. 1) Submit the criteria of the app. 2) Build 25% of the app, but don't run it. 3) submit this 25% for security verification (4-6 weeks) 4) Build the next 25%... Etc till the app is 100% Then submit for one more security review. Then allow the end user to see the application with the first run. If they dont like the application? Return to step 1. I finally got access to Admin and usually bypass all of their restrictions and can get the job done. Sheer incompetance.

Comment: Ohhh boy (Score 1) 685

by Juliemac (#26395257) Attached to: Abused IT Workers Ready To Quit
I work for a company where the IT dept is soo disconnected from the users that a good chunk of my time is spent working out what they did that breaks software systems. Renaming servers, changing domains and a network that has speeds slower than dial up. And the head of IT was selected as one of the top 10 in the industry. Hey, its a job

Comment: Re:This just in.. (Score 2, Informative) 366

by Juliemac (#26210501) Attached to: As Christmas Bonus, Google Hands Out "Dogfood"
Heck, we went from a $600 deductible health insurance, to $3000 and higher cost, a $25 gift cert to Target or a dinner (no guests or So's), and added another layer of management to monitor our work performance as well. To top it off? "Your lucky it isnt a 10% drop in income as well". I hate contract houses.

The last person that quit or was fired will be held responsible for everything that goes wrong -- until the next person quits or is fired.