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    While reading this all I thought about was Bullshit Jobs. Great example :-)

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      This same author also wrote The Machine Fired Me which is a great read :)

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        The only thing that’s wrong with this is you should have confirmed with the manager or person who approved your contract confirming that they want you to stay in the office while waiting for the assets to materialize.

        Sometimes, big companies are happy to pay 16.5k to someone to adapt to their processes and 1.5k for a website.

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          Sometimes, big companies are happy to pay 16.5k to someone to adapt to their processes and 1.5k for a website.

          I’m aware of $300K in annual spend that goes to an unused SaaS tool because two departments can’t agree on whether or not to kill it - but the cost is spread over both budgets, so neither can act on their own. It’s been renewed 3 years in a row.

          Welcome to the world of enterprise IT. There’s a fortune to be made if you can do it without losing your mind or your will to live ;)

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            There’s a fortune to be made if you can do it without losing your mind or your will to live ;)

            Jokes on them, I lost my will to live a long time ago!

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              out of pure curiosity, what does this magical 300K SaaS tool do? in my own experience, corporate SaaS is easily dropped as it is not tightly integrated in the business or part of “critical” processes.

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                Nothing - it’s unused, remember? ;)

                Log and metric ingestion. It merrily hums along, collecting data and sending it to a service which receives no logins and sends no alerts.

                I’ve no idea what sustains it beyond institutional inertia and the complexity that arises from having two owners on different branches of the org chart.

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              Well he they did send an email detailing they hadn’t received them and the following Monday the manager welcomed them with open arms. Easy to see that they’d wanted you there

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              Sounds like a great place to work have a job.

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                What I find most interesting is that this person (with full name and all on the website) decided it was a good idea to share this story with the world. Is that just me or this is one of those “shush about it and enjoy”?

                Also what good is that gonna do? Give him a couple of views on his blog? And that’s definitely not going to look to great on him, given the tone and the post itself (imagine having a freelancer who then roughly describes and lols at your company after paying them fully for theit time).

                Dunno, I feel sometimes the urge to tell everyone about winning the lottery is huge but the smartest thing is just to grab an extra mojito and smile about it on your own.

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                  Those concerns definitely give it a Tales From Tech Support vibe.

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                    What do you mean?

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                      A story that sounds good enough to be real but is purely entertainment.

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                  You were paid for duration, not effort.