So I dragged myself into work today, ready for another marathon session of doggedly hunting down the bugs that are holding back the whole project – the bugs that only I have the knowledge to track down.
There was a flyer on my seat for our Technical Honors Program, matching all the email spams I’ve been getting for the same. It’s a program wherein engineers rate each other’s skills (anonymously), and the highest-rated engineers get some nice rewards. So I dutifully went to enter my ratings – and found that I wasn’t permitted to. I’m not in a high enough pay grade to receive or rate others for honors.
I’ve been here for six years. I’ll probably be working till after 10PM tonight, doing technical work that few here can do, certainly not without a lengthy getting-up-to-speed period. And I don’t even qualify to rate others for their technical skill.
Not an encouraging start to my day.