Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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WAFDO starts out sounding a lot like WTF.

The WAFDO system, which is used by the company to generate, assign and distribute work, went down on Monday evening. It was down for most of the day yesterday as well, coming up once for a few minutes and again in the late afternoon. They managed to squeeze one job out for me on both days.

Now, you maybe wondering why the phone company doesn't have a backup system in place in case this should happen (it's not like it's the first time). In which case, you wouldn't be the only one. I guess they want to see who among us can and will savor the irony.

This is going to be a busy day. We have two days worth of tickets backed up that need to be taken care of. Guy (afternoon foreman) asked me to come in at noon instead of four, and I agreed (four hours of night differential overtime, are you crazy? Of course I'll come in at twelve!). There's going to be a lot of work out there, and being one of the "go-to" guys means that they'll probably be giving me some of the hot jobs. That said, one of the best things about the afternoon/night tour is that, with the exception of the occasional job at a Starbucks or Gristedes, most of the time the night tour jobs are in the nicer buildings, which was a nice change of pace from daily life at 30th Street, where there is a lot of bad copper.

So I'm going to be fargin' exhausted by the time I get home tonight. It may be a good day to drive in.
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