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On February 2, 2020 at 7:50 PM, Greatcoinz said:

Well there's one thing that's different. At last my last job, schedules were emailed to you weekly 10 Days in advance. This place, you get your schedule six weeks in advance. All good, until you realize your schedule is on a app that uses Windows 2008 to Operate. So basically, if you are not accessing your schedule at work, you have to install software that makes it compatible with Windows 2017 or something. Funny, for a multi-billion dollar company, they are really behind. If it works, it works I guess. 

That's more common than not.  When you get to a company that's multibillion dollar in size, the back end infrastructure grows in size with the business and migrating huge systems like that especially when there are interdependencies with other things is a very expensive resource consuming project.  Most places avoid doing that unless absolutely necessary so stuff like Citrix Client and similar pieces of software which spin up a virtual machine of whatever version of Windows is needed on the backend server the client software hooks into is pretty typical for large enterprises.

"->(Vendor Name)<- says you have to get off that version" is one of the most hated phrases we hear at work because of everything it implies.

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This is kinda alarming as much as a WTF moment:

Today at work, my coworker was explaining to a customer how a bracket to mount an electric fireplace is used and the customer was perplexed. However according to my coworker this customer works in construction building custom houses. :blink: :unsure:

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Today, I was fanning a Calgary Transit school run, Route 705.  Friday afternoon I tried to get it, but it was a fail.  Imagine my shock when I get the same bus that was a fail on Friday afternoon.  What a coincidence!

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WTF for a good chunk of the drive to work behind someone going so slowly and carefully.

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Eventually at a stop light I could see why...

 

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WTF, indeed.

From BlogTO:

Van Loaded With Groceries For Families In Need Gets Towed by Toronto Parking Authority

If there was every anything that nailed to a T how Toronto went from being "The city that works" when I was young back in the Walk The Dinosaur days to the third rate, small minded, cheap, miserly, nasty moneygrubbing shithole that it is now, this would be it.

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