How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Papers, Please

Most of my time at my new job is supposed to be "billable". This means things like touching up documentation or refactoring code for better maintainability have to be squeezed into other projects. Since this is my first week, however, I'm not expected to have any billable time. So I'm touching up documentation.

This is really nice- it makes it easy to feel like I accomplished something. That's hard to do in the first few days at a new job. I actually have a useful realistic task to perform. I've got a few others- like being the guinea pig for Visual Studio 2005. Now, I've used it before (unlike most of my co-workers), but I've never really used it with applications like this ancient classic ASP app. Theoretically, it might become a DotNet app someday, but this goes back to billable time- that's not going to add features or functionality, therefore it doesn't matter.

It's going to be a very different experience for me, but the app I'm babysitting is definitely an interesting challenge. It's a contract-management/facility-operations-management tool- long story short, it governs everything on Earth in regards to the manufacturing operation. These contracts are exceedingly complex- the app I'm working on isn't an application itself- it's an application host. The actual contracts are the "programs". It's huge. Massive even.

//It doesn't help that every time someone finds out what app I'm going to be working on they frown or apologize.
Tags: classic asp, programming, work

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