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Work Update

weather: cloudy
outside: 16.1°C
mood: exhausted
We have a major release going live tomorrow. That tells you what kind of week I've been having.

I'm back in school. Every day is Pop Quiz Day in my hardest subject (Somebody Else's Money 101 which is infinitely harder than My Money 100 which I'm currently failing too) and I don't get part marks for just putting my name at the top. That's what life feels like right now.

Work is nebulous stuff that gets confusing really fast to me. I just started getting a handle on the new piece of it this week. When I get it, it's great. And then the hallucinogens wear off. </sarcasmo>

Although, I have been breathing bog peat fumes all week from the Burns Bog fire in Delta, BC. That could be it.

Our product had shipped in French earlier this summer. I've been working exclusively in Italian for the last few weeks which will be shipping tomorrow as well. I don't know any Italian, so it's been interesting seeing how much I can piece together from music lessons from a lifetime ago and the Italian opera that I listen to. We do have a contractor who is fluent in Italian, to help with the actual language, proofreading for spelling, grammar, cultural correctness and what-not. But we still have to go through the technical aspect of the system.

There are things that work differently in the different locales even though it should be just a difference in the skin and nothing else. The character encoding, number and currency formats play merry hell with everything.

But it hasn't actually been too bad. Monday morning, I developed a blood-spitting hatred for humanity (yes, again...) and surprisingly, this has made Work feel like a beer garden by comparison. Good times. =)



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 16th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
I really feel bad for you. *pets* It sounds kind of like my Work. Vaguely, only a leeeeetle more complicated than what I'm used to. *spreads hands wide* Good luck! *hugs*
Sep. 16th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
Aigh, thanks =) I didn't think I had it in me to retain any more after trying to work through how to get the profit rates by mushing together the bid quote, the ask quote and the forward point spreads.

Tomorrow, we have a guest speaker from Treasury come and explain international Compliance to us... *tripleheaddesk*
Sep. 16th, 2005 01:59 am (UTC)
O________O You have my condolences. Sincerely. I depise spreads. I hate finance with a passion (except personal finance, mind). I wish you luck.
Sep. 16th, 2005 03:16 am (UTC)
Thanks for the encouraging words, but I'm seriously going to fail school over here. I have a histology midterm tomorrow morning in 10 hrs covering the finest details of over 400 pages of reading and 300 slides of tissues.

They're going to kick me out, or I'm going to fail, or I'll just make a clueless doc. *sighs*

Good luck with work... finance may be tough too, but at least you're not KILLING people when you make mistakes. >_<

Sep. 16th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
Good luck on your midterm! =}
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