Monday, March 16, 2009

This Is Stupid

I think I pulled a work-induced muscle. Is it possible to strain the muscle in your forearm by clicking a mouse? I haven't worked that muscle this hard in a long time. My arm isn't used to this kind of activity. It really hurts.

The spreadsheet I'm working on is 20,000 plus lines long. And do you know what I have to do with this spreadsheet? Go LiNe by lInE to determine what's changed from last week to this week. =O When Michelle was training me, she told me that it takes a lot of patience, but DANG. I called her over to my desk a little while ago to make sure I understood the procedure correctly. "Am I really required to do what I think I have to do?!" She looked at me with sad, puppy dog eyes and shook her head in the affirmative. She then explained why she hardly had a Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation. Shortly after, I texted T.G. "I don't think I can do this. I'd rather jump out of a window. I'm only on line 600! OMG! How am I going to do this?!" After he calmed me down, Michelle added that the report will no longer be this long. Instead of 21,000 lines, I'll only be dealing with 6,000. Mmm. Great. Or is it? Yes, 6K is drastically lower than 21K but too long is TOO LONG! So I hear that they're trying to automate this variance report. Well, how long has she been waiting!?!?!? What's the due date?! How much progress have they made?! Cuz I will NOT ruin my forearm muscles nor go insane for this report! In what world do you need to individual go through anything to highlight the changes from one week to the next? And if I pass out, what good will I be to them?

sigh.

we need a change.

5 comments:

T.C. said...

wwwwoooosooooooaaaaa...
remember take notes and present your ideas...you can make a change

Anonymous said...

I suggest you learn VBA for Excel - it's perfect for tasks like this and people will think you're a super genius! That's the good part. The bad part is that it takes a lots of practice to write a perfect code and can be very irritating if you get bugs in it! If you have to keep doing this 6000 line thing I think it might just be worth finding someone to just write you a code for it!

[Emeritus] said...

i'm praying extra hard for you because i have no words for the issues you are currently dealing with.

20,000...

*shakes head*

Deja~I~Am said...

This is what I mean. This is just not efficient. The Information technology department needs to create effective systems. HOW OUTDATED!!!!

MysTery said...

Dang girl!! Oooo weee.

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