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Thanks very much for visiting my blog. Always happy to have people read my stuff but just thought I should point out this post is years old. If it's about technical stuff there is a possibility that it is no longer relevant, if it's a bug report/fix I'm hoping that it should now have been fixed.

Of course if this is what you're looking for and it does work then great, just don't say I didn't warn you...

Working in a University you do come accross all sorts of people from all different walks of life, background and most importantly to me wed knowledge. This of course is fine, not everyone should be expected to attend conferences, run their onw website outside of work hours and constantly hammer thier liver when meeting up with other web people and drinking meerily for hours upon end. With this in mind I do expect a certain ammount of respect and recognition of my skills when I am called upon to help them.

I have not received this in a recent project and have left the office today in about as angry a mood as I have done for a long long while. Essentually they have wasted al my time and effort by runing something which I put the effort in to provide them that they could essentually just change the cpntent; instead of utilising this they have trashed it – BIG TIME then have the nerve to say that we have not provided them with what they want. Indeed their director is quoted as saying:

I do not care what it looks like, I do not care about the code – all I want is to provide a web presence for our department (they actually do already have one) and if you do not provide what we want we will look elsewhere for help

What a lovely person, and what a lovely attitude to take towards someone who has actually already done more than I should have to help them build a site – its is not my fault that their web team have the knowledge of a 2 year old child. They have had their web team (which is a team – therefore more than just me) working on this for about a month, probably more but we only were tld a month ago and it is a laughing stock; alas its firewalled at the mment so I cannot prvide a link but it realy should be funny – you guys would find it funny, I find it deeply depressing.

So there we have it; I will probably have to make their fucking site for them on my own all next week – meaning that I have to ditch everything else I am doing to do the job of THIER web team, who if I have my way will all be sacked. I am at the end of my tolerance with my job now and if anyone has ideas what I can do or where I can go next please get in touch – PLEASE!!!

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