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Drama! Intrigue! Stupidity!

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So Todd [Director of IT, TVT Records] comes into my office last Monday,
hands me a package containing an Archos AV380 Audio/Video player (this
portable thing with an LCD screen and a hard drive that plays mp3s and
video files and such) and says “Steve [president, TVT Records]needs the
last 18 months worth of TVT Media on here”. Tall order to begin with,
especially since that doesn’t exist all in one place anywhere (it
WOULD, if anyone around there had been listening to me that we need an
Asset Management System in place), so basically i’d have to get the
last 18 months worth of TVT CDs and rip them all (10minute per CD *
like 23-24 CDs=hmmmm…) plus collect all of the videos we’ve done that
we have on DVD or CDROM and re-encode them for this device (~10 videos
@ 20 minutes each = ???).
So anyway, I knew Steve was going to be away next week, so i figured
i’d just work on it then and have it ready for him when he comes back.
So Todd comes in Friday ngiht at like 5:30 and is like ‘hey man, is
that thing done for Steve?’ So I’m like ‘ummmmm…. no… should it
be?’ So theres like… a second of silence before he says ‘He leaves in
an hour!’ and starts getting all panicked… so i’m like ‘ummm…nobody
mentioned to me that he needed it for his trip!’ so he’s like ‘its a
steve thing you need to drop everything when he asks for something its
the highest priority!’ So my response was ‘A lot of things around here
are my highest priority’ so he storms off in a panic or whatever.
So about 10 minutes later Vera [Controller/HR, TVT Records] storms into
my office and proceeds to accuse me self-righteously of “trying to
sabotage Todd’s job” for like 2 full minutes before I could get a word
in edgewise. So i’m like “Vera…be quiet for a second… if i’d KNOWN
he needed it for MIDEM [the music conference he’s going to next week] i
would’ve had it DONE for MIDEM… but nobody gave me ANY context or ANY
deadline”
She stops and thinks for a second and is like ‘oh, cause you know what
MIDEM is and todd doesn’t’ And i’m like “uhh…yes.”… so she like…
halfway apologizes but not really and offers to pay me overtime if i
come in on saturday and get it done before Steve goes to the plane.
So I was at work until midnight last night with Todd trying to get as
much video and audio onto it as possible, which seems futile since he’s
probably just going to break it, lose it or not use it anyway.
Sabotage! What am I, the freakin KGB?
i’ve been there 3 years…the fact that there wasn’t even THOUGHT put
into that before the accusations began flying…
I need to get out of there.

Written by admin

January 24th, 2004 at 4:37 pm

Posted in TVT