I understand the point you are trying to make but I've also had plenty of managers who did not understand what the team was doing and as a result agreed and committed to projects that were completely outside the scope of possibility. Since those same managers tend to have achieved their level in spite of their competence not because of it the whole thing turns into a finger-pointing game where the manager is trying to find who to blame for the managers over-commitment.
That is a very disingenuous statement. While I would agree that there are many aspects of Psychology/Psychiatry that are not very scientific, there are some areas that are rigorous. Neuropsychology can be a good example. Testing and measurement is another good example. There is a lot more to Psychology than the hokey therapy that we think of.
We are still stuck on WinXP and most of my coworkers have fairly outdated laptops (think core2duo with 2gb of RAM). Right now with XP by the time it is started along with all the other mess our IT wants running I'm sitting at 1GB utilization. Open up a few of my apps I use for data analysis and I'm pushing the limit of what I've got. Usually have a 15-20 minute startup time as well just due to being slow.
I asked about upgrade plans and they were wanting to switch to us using a term server and logging into it using Citrix Metaframe. That ended up being crap because they couldn't figure out how to give us individualized desktops and weren't willing to give us the storage we needed (5gb per user is a joke for what I do).
So yeah... this is going to be interesting times.
It isn't. Under GAAP it would be reported as an increase in Cash and Stockholder's Equity. Would never touch the income statement.
source: I worked 3 years doing revenue recognition. Plus this is a basic thing covered in accounting 101 under the accounting identity (Assets = Liabilities + Stockholder's Equity).
I'll just leave this here:
"Sick of being treated like the enemy, guys are dropping out of society"
I can come at this from a slightly different angle. I'm very familiar with interconnect billing practices between ILECs/CLECs/CAPs/CMRS etc.
The issue here is purely Verizon's fault. Verizon's customers are wanting traffic off of Cogent's network. Verizon is obligated to buy ports (Internet Drains in LEC parlance) with a min commit (usually 5gb or so at 2-5 dollars per MB) and billing generally based on hourly samples of usage and then taking the 95th percentile band. There may or may not be a separate access charge. When I am the LEC and my ports to another provider are saturated my response should be to buy more ports with that provider. If I do not then I am doing a disservice to my customers.
Having worked for Verizon for a few years in this capacity. I can also say that I bet this has a lot more to do with the cost of the ports than anything to do with Redbox. That would require too much communication between the right and left hands.
I've worked at one regional bank and three Fortune 500 telecom companies. None of these businesses has offered anything beyond FMLA leave for mother's that give birth. There was absolutely nothing offered for males except you could put in a vacation request.
I guess that is one of the benefits of being in a right to work state?
For the shows he can't pirate.
When I work at home I do my best to get all my data local so that I have to hit our servers as little as possible. Our VPN is slow as balls and it can take several minutes to download even a simple file. Plus if I'm on VPN that means I'm on our IM which means people are going to constantly be bugging the shit out of me with questions because god forbid they learn anything on their own.
Hi, Accountant here.
I use spreadsheets a bit for data manipulation but most of the big stuff I do inside our data warehouse using SQL. It is very rare that I need to venture outside of pivottables, vlookups, sumifs, countifs, or if statements inside of a spreadsheet.
If you are having to make extensive use of programming skills in your spreadsheet I think you have a hammer and a nail problem (every problem looks like a nail cause all you have is a hammer).
We use JD Edwards from Oracle running off an iSeries server.
Excel is used a lot for putting together large journal entries and analysis. I also have to use PL/SQL quite a bit for pulling data out of various data warehouses we have setup. Those are currently on a cluster but we are working on moving them to a nice netezza system.
Quickbooks is ok for a small business. I've always worked in enterprise so I don't have much experience with it. I tried it at home once and though it sucked.
One of the things I deal with is leases. This includes leases for Right of Way. I've worked for Verizon. I will not name any of my other past or current employers.
Let me tell you a little secret:
We did not even know the locations of all of our right of ways. We would find out about them when someone would bill us for them.
We are in the 38% and have no problem at all affording health insurance for our family.
I have worked on the bill pay side of intercarrier compensation and have also worked on the accounting side of intercarrier compensation. I've done this for wireless, CLECs, and for ILECs. The way that a large carrier pays for bandwidth is not like you assume. The carrier will purchase drains with other carriers that have a lot of peering (such as Level3). That drain (usually GigE or 10GigE but there are still OC circuits being used) has three different charges associated with it. The first charge is the access charge, this is just a charge for the circuit and access to the POP that the peered carrier is at. Next you will have a minimum commitment based on a certain amount of bandwidth at the contracted per megabyte rate (which is usually a few dollars per megabyte but it is lower than it sounds when you hear how the bandwidth you are billed for is calculated). Most contracts the bandwidth comes from a sample. For example you might have the prior month split into hour long segments. Level 3 would take the hour that falls into the 75th percentile and bill you based on the number of megs of bandwidth used during that hour.
VZW is on EV-DO Rev. A which supports 3.1Mb transfer speeds NOT 2-300kbps and is MUCH faster than EDGE. HSDPA actually supports up to 18Mb not the 20 you claim. However as seen below you will never see anything close tot hat in the real world.
Also PC World did a piece in June comparing REAL world transfer speeds (http://www.pcworld.com/zoom?id=167391&page=1&zoomIdx=1)
AT&T averaged: 717 Kb/sec
Sprint averaged: 745 Kb/sec
VZW averaged: 890 Kb/sec
Please get out of here with your misinformation.