I somehow managed to get about six hours of shuteye last night, which is an improvement. Time will tell if it was a fluke or a sign of a turnaround. I hope it’s the turnaround. Of course!
One of my clients decided to go traveling at the first of the month while there was an outstanding invoice or two. In addition to mine being outstanding and now eight days late, on Monday I received an email message from the virtual (“cloud”) server provider informing me that the recurring credit card charge for their invoice had failed. I’ve got one nerve left and that got right on it. My invoice isn’t a big one, just shy of $500, but with April having been a real stinker it’s an important less than five hundred bucks.
Having not quite enough bullshit to occupy my mind, I guess, I received a text message on Tuesday from a Windows administrator kind of ass clown who works with one of my clients informing me that he is once again blaming me (one of the systems I administer) for yet another problem that cannot possibly fall within my purview. This ass clown is such an incompetent and abusive jerk that my predecessor just walked away from the contract in order to get away from him — and the ass clown boasts about having driven the guy out. Two software vendors, those who provide the most mission critical applications our client relies upon, steadfastly refuse to communicate with the ass clown and make me prove that I’m not him when I call. I’ve been trying for ten months now to get the ass clown off of his clown ass to do his small part so I can finally deploy the expensive server machine he sold them, but he just won’t budge. Nope, it’s all my fault. I fired off a mildly blistering email message to the guy Tuesday evening, Cc’d to the client company CEO and his office manager, and haven’t heard a peep in response. Hmmm… Maybe I’ve managed to solve the problem by losing the client?
If I haven’t lost the client I’m going to be billing them for every unpleasant second I spend contending with their pet ass clown for the rest of time. It’s only fitting that the unpleasant consequences of bad decisions should be suffered by those who make the bad decisions.
Maybe I should get to work now. I had more lunatic ranting to do but my email inbox is filling at a helluva rate. Be well, friends and neighbors!