I’m not sure i like my new official title, even if it is being used to mean ‘Only person who knows what the hell is going on in this database.’ Now that IT has finally noticed my project they have deployed a few staff to understand it and ensure that support isn’t outsourced after I leave.
It seems to be a recurring theme. IT is seen to only do big projects very slowly, so a department gets me to build them a system in a couple of months. This system then becomes so large and important (and in this case unstable in ways I don’t understand) that IT notices it and raises a fuss about not being brought in to do it. This time they’ve even introduced Business User Computing Guidelines for any departments that get ideas above their station in the future.
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