Letters to the Editor: What is your biggest job aggravation?

Jennifer Luscomb, Assistant Editor
We have all had one of those days. You know, those days when you accidentally oversleep, straggle into the office late and find the coffee pot drained by your punctual co-workers. Then, when you finally, groggily sit down at your desk, you have 20 new messages from users with complaints, your phone will not stop ringing, and your e-mail inbox is filled with SPAM, SPAM and more SPAM.

The editors at recently asked you the following questions: What is your biggest job aggravation? What is your most daunting job challenge? What would make "that" day mentioned above get 100-times worse?

Here we have chosen our favorite and most amusing responses to share with you. Enjoy!

  • My biggest challenge is trying to keep up with all the technical changes that are relevant to the particular project I am currently working on. The rate of change is always accelerating.
    - P.Z.

  • And the answer is: Microsoft. Right now the mail server is being used to relay Spam. I consulted experts at Microsoft, news groups, forums and a couple of MSCE's and because we're Microsoft Exchange 5.5, nothing can be done.
    - R.M.

  • It's not something technical that makes my days turn to bad ones, it's usually when people who have no technical background just expect objects (programs, servers, workstations, etc.) to run smoothly without any problems.
    - K.G.

  • My biggest aggravation
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