Xyon (xyon) wrote,


Let's see here, where to start...

Last Tuesday (16 Oct) we had a crisis; I spent all day on a conference call (didn't even get to leave for lunch).

Last Friday we had another crisis, and I was on a conference call from 1pm to 5pm. Around 2:30 one of our servers mysteriously rebooted, which was basically just the icing on the cake. I had to do some work from home on Saturday to make up for lost time, and then I got called in on Sunday (11am-3:30pm + expensed lunch 4pm-5pm).

Monday I had a conference call at 9am; then lunch; then a conference call at 2pm, plus someone new started.
Tuesday I had a conference call at 9am; and a conference call at 2pm.
Tuesday night I had to work from 10:45pm - 1am
Wednesday I had a conference call at 1pm, a meeting at 2pm. Also, at 12:45 I had a meeting with the director of my group (my boss' boss) and the director of operations; and found that the hosting facility blames the reboot on nefarious actions by me. Something akin to "it looks like [someone] rebooted the machine and tried to cover their tracks" because at one point I ran nmap -FROM- that box; and after it rebooted I looked at the logfiles. Since there was no syslog shutdown message that means that had it been software-controlled that the person would have had to have root access, not user access. But work is not accusing me, which is good; because if they want to accuse me of something I didn't do (and something that made more headache for me by it having happened) then I can start doing things that they don't find out about to make up for it.

Oh, and I almost forgot about the meeting from 10-11 this morning.

Tomorrow I have at least one conference call.
Friday I have the staff meeting; and probably at least one conference call.

Next Wednesday I get to go into work at 3am.

All in all, I'm not exactly happy. Probably 75+% of my day lately is in calls and/or meetings. I'm working far too many hours for what they pay me, to boot. I'm negotiating for some (rebalancing) time off to fly out to Seattle. Maybe I can even do it over Thanksgiving, when I get the two paid holidays as well.
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