One of those days I could do without

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 12:14 PM | comments: 2

I'm dealing with an issue at work where I have to work with Microsoft, and it's not going well. The problem has to do with how their AJAX framework is working (or in this case not working) in Safari.

The support guy is asking me basically to do his job, in which case there's little reason for us to be paying them. He won't escalate the problem to the product team, who wanted me to open the ticket in the first place so it was all documented. So what am I supposed to do? It can be frustrating enough when someone you work with isn't cooperative (which is rare, fortunately), but what do you do when it's that far out of your control?

I'm just not in the mood for this kind of frustration. I've retreated to the Winking Lizard for lunch.


Comments

Catherine, July 24, 2007, 6:13 PM #

I find that even in my heightened state of awareness about food, I still use it to comfort myself in times of trouble/lonliness/etc. It's incredible how difficult it is to break those habits.

Carrie, July 24, 2007, 6:49 PM #

Managing work relations to me is one of the more exhausting endeavors I do. I think the reason is that I know I have less freedom in my choices of resolving conflicts. In the end, I need my colleagues and they in turn need me. Preserving the productive nature of the relationship while still managing and hopefully resolving the conflict is tiring to say the least. In other words, I can't just delete these people from my buddy list and move on! ;)

Hang in there.


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