Monday, April 13, 2009

Not so Smooth

So things are busy with allergies, leaky roofs, tax season, baking…

Over the last few weeks at work, they installed biometric fingerprint readers at all of the computer stations. And the experience went rather smoothly. A pleasant surprise!

Of course, a smooth installation in one office does not translate into a smooth installation for another office.

Take my Sweetie’s old workplace.

They went out, bought a bunch of finger print scanners and installed them around his office. Now personally, I would assume that his old workplace formed a committee, identified a clear course of action, anticipated employee needs, scheduled installation, coordinated with training to inform staff…you know…normal project stuff. This is a big project and he use to work at a rather big company.

No surprises just good old normal projecty things. Common sense things

Imagine his surprise when he received a call from the lab regarding a little snag in the project.

Lab, “We’re having trouble with the fingerprint scanner.”

My Sweetie, “What kind of trouble are you having? All of those units should be tested and working.”

Lab, “Well, we’re in a sterile environment. How do we use the finger print scanner? We’re all wearing gloves.”

A "not so smooth" experience.


Dracenea said...

That's hilarious!

Babbling Banshee said...

That's what I thought! :)