Well, all right, technically I am going to complain because just when I was building up a nice head of steam to finally put the big bad project to rest once and for all, I got locked out of my classified workstation. Yes, again. That puts a bit of a damper on my enthusiasm, not to mention my ability to actually get stuff done. Granted, this particular snafu got cleared up relatively quickly last time it happened, and presumably will be handled with similar expedience this time, but still. Come ON.
It occurred to me some time in the past few weeks that if I experienced this many runarounds and delays and stonewalls and this level of general indifference in any other aspect of my life, I would walk away. If my bank dealt with me the way the IT support at my job deals with me, I’d close out all my accounts and find a new bank. I’d switch cable providers, find a new auto shop, buy my groceries from a different chain, cease frequenting a restaurant. I’ve switched daycare centers over less aggravation than this. But of course I’m not a customer in this scenario, I’m a government contractor, and it’s an entirely loopier looking-glass world over here.