Sorry for the lack of real posts lately. I just haven’t been feeling inspired. Between the shit show that is DC and the return of my regularly scheduled 4 am insomnia (a time when I should probably haul myself out of bed and write instead of just tossing and turning until I finally fall asleep fifteen minutes before my alarm goes off), I just can’t, y’know?

Add to that I was voluntold for a little project at work last week. On one hand it’s a nice change from the day-to-day drudgery of my job, but it’s forced me to work with two techs—while pleasant and easy to work with—simply do not possess the depth of knowledge or motivation I thought they did. You don’t know how to highlight an entire line in Excel? Seriously?

We’ve been pulled off our regular duties to finish up the stragglers of the PC refresh project that was actually started more than a year before I started work here. I have assumed the de facto lead role on this because it seems I’m the only one who has the logical mindset and desire to do the paperwork involved in getting all this equipment rolled out before June 1st.

Initially we were told there were about 180 outstanding devices. That number dropped to about half that when it was clarified that we would only be doing the central locations—four sites in downtown Phoenix. The number dropped even further when I took it upon myself to look up all the PCs and laptops on the master list and determined that probably thirty percent or so had either already been refreshed (and never updated in inventory) or sent to surplus for recycling.

I understand why my supervisor selected me; she said she’d gotten so much positive feedback from the customers on the computers I’ve been rolling out by myself over the past six months I was a logical choice. (My site is totally finished.) But the other two? They’re the secondary techs at the sites with the greatest number of unrefreshed machines.