Contractors and Networks



  • This just happened today.  I received an email from a contractor who on his resume apparently stated database and network experience.

    In the email, he refers to a set of Network folders as a database.  But that's not the real thing.

    He stated the database was "It's temporarily located in My Network <FONT face=Arial size=2>Places but will be moved to [document management system] when the time is right."</FONT>

    <FONT face=Arial size=2>Add the bottom of the email was a link (It was underlined and blue, so you knew it was a link to copy and paste) for the folder/database, it started with My Network Places</FONT>



  • He's obviously way too advanced for us.



  • @kaekae said:

    He stated the database was "It's temporarily located in My Network <font face="Arial" size="2">Places but will be moved to [document management system] when the time is right."</font>

    <font face="Arial" size="2"></font>

     

    Sounds to me like something I would write if I was addressing non-technical people - "when the time is right" is a dead giveaway, it means "when I get around to it".

    This is written in user-friendly language - was this email sent only to techies?

    Having said that I remember one infamous incident.... I guess in the US there's less of this but here in the UK, Londoners steadfastly refuse to believe that anything exists outside of London.  Result:  an email to all employees around Europe from a London-based "techie" saying "all technical documention will now be stored on the S drive" *sigh* 



  • The e-mail was sent only to me--a database (Access only) designer/Office expert who is generally known as the computer guru of our organization. 


    Oh, and I doubt seriously that you would have sent a pseudolink that started with My Network Places or that you would have said that something is located on my network places, at the least you would have "the network" and probably the network name. 



  • It's the modern equivalent of saying that the file is located in C:\blah

    Very tech-savvy (not!)

     



  • He's a contractor, you say. Sounds like something a consultant would do, in my distressing experience.
     



  • Click here to see my reply to this message:  file:///C:/MyReply.txt

    (Ok, the <a> tag doesn't work, but you get the point.)



  • Wow...

    just, Wow...

    A more full response is stored here:

     file:///home/kaboom/response.txt


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