Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Y is for Yawn

It's just one of those days.

After about two and a half weeks of talking about this new work, I finally get exposed to the new work.  I'm trying very hard to not yawn but it's not going all that well.  It's not that she's boring.  It's just that there are times while teaching me, she's telling me the wrong things.  Plus, when I ask her "why" a certain thing is done the way it should be, she's baffled.

For example, I asked why this particular organization always uses Mapquest to calculate mileage.  In my opinion, Google Maps is a lot faster than Mapquest.  Yet her answer was, "Well this is the way they want it done."  That's her answer with a lot of the things.  It's her way of saying, "Don't ask me too much about why.  It's just how it's done so you should just do it."

I am not trying to be difficult.  I'm just curious about how much is done here because no one wanted to rock the boat vs. the practice actually being efficient or effective.

I just figured I would ask.  Yet the ugly look she has been giving me has suggested that's not such a great idea.


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