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Peter Shaw7-Jul-23 2:52
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Peter Shaw7-Jul-23 7:23
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Much like my days with Orange Mobile Comms.

I was a GSM/Radio Access/Network Engineer, and we had for anything I.T.to have to call the I.T. team who sat at the other end of the office from us.

In fact most times, I could ring "I.T. Support", look over the divider and watch someone pick the phone up and answer it.

The funny part was, I.T. support had to get permission from the network engineering teams to enter the data centre's and server rooms, so we could quite often phone I.T. support, watch the call get answered, then watch that person make a call to "Network" which would then ring on the phone beside me, which I would then answer and confuse the hell out the person on the other end.

Nothing ever got done, because we spent more time following process than getting anything done.

So upper management thought it would be a great idea to combine the Network Teams, and the I.T. support teams into one large "Tech Operations" team.

Not for one moment did they consider that the engineers on the Network teams where also high access certified (We looked after all aspects including GSM, and that often meant climbing phone masts) they just looked at it from the point of view that we "The Network Team" where just specialised I.T. Monkeys that did "Networky Stuff".

So all of a sudden you had all these general I.T. support guys suddenly being sent out into the field and not having a clue what they where doing, and experienced guys who should have been out in the field answering support calls to fix printers in managers offices.

It get's better though......

So to FIX that problem, they removed field work from all I.T. & Network personnel completely, made us all sit answering phones all day, then farmed out the actual work to a 3rd party company, costing them 3 times what they paid the already trained trained guys that where on the payroll, then they set up a help line for the contractors to phone into the I.T. help desk to help them when they didn't know how to do something on the network or on any I.T. problem inside the organization.

Stuff like this just never ceases to amaze me.
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