Originally Posted by MrG
Thing that's pissing me off:
About a week ago, I caught an error in an item my department is working on with another department. The solution, as I see it, could be one of a couple options, both of which are pretty simple (and I'd know because I used to do their job). However, which solution we use is not my call, it's theirs, so I reached out to my contact in the other department. I knew there was a deadline coming, so I made sure to give them more than enough time.
Lo and behold, the deadline is here, the other department is freaking out, and now I'm re-explaining everything to my contact's supervisor, who seems to have no clue what's going on despite assurances I received a week ago that she'd be told about it and they were working toward a solution.
They obviously dropped the ball on this, and I'm waiting for them to try and throw it all back in my lap despite the fact that I did my best to get it fixed long before it became an issue.
Had a conference call on this this morning. We'll be going with the solution I presented at the beginning of all of this.
Also, I had the opportunity to explain to the manager of the other department why her solution wouldn't work, as it was in direct conflict with the laws governing the item.
Like a bawse.