Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Client Review!

" I am sorry Peter. I over looked that bug in my module."

"But how could you be so reckless John? Now I have to deal with the client side right?"


"I am really sorry Peter. If you can give me two days time I will be able to fix it."

"How can I give you two days time John? Client review is to noon!"

"Give me a while Peter. I will see what I can do!"

* After 2 hours *


"Hello Peter. I identified the solution to the bug but it has dependency on Samuel's module. So I can fix it only if he comes to office."

"But Samuel is on sick leave right? Will he be able to come?"

"I am not sure about it Peter!"

*After an hour Samuel  who is suffering from severe cold and fever comes to office and fixes the issue*

They all join a conference call.


"Hello Peter," says Samuel in a hoarse voice.

"Ya Sam. I am so glad you came to office in such a short notice. A big thanks to you buddy!"
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"Aah. Its OK Peter. I have fixed my issue and discussed all the changes with John. I really can't stay for long in office. I am sure John can handle the module now!"

John: "Yes Peter. I understood the steps. I will submit the module in an hour."

Peter: "Bravo! Thats a great job team. Please take a day comp off Sam and good luck John. I appreciate the  dedication and flexibility of your team."

Saying so Peter ended the call.


The above scenario is quite natural in corporate offices specially in IT companies. Reviews, codes, bugs and testing the whole life revolves in this vicious cycle which never ends :)


This is in response to WriteTribe prompt.

28 comments:

  1. Aah.. The famous Bug that came to play only when I was on a break/Holiday.. Now,now when was my last holiday?
    Afshan..U captured it perfectly. . Well written :)

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    1. haha ya Privy its like Kahani har ghar ki :)
      Do take a break from work once in a while

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  2. Yup, True this one is! Happens always!

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  3. Here's to the corporate life and its bugs!

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  4. Yes indeed!!!! A daily story in this life.

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    1. @gayatri , Keirthana , Bhavya : YA hai na ! Its an every day occurence in peoples lives. Sigh

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  5. Have seen it happen many times, great post.

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    1. Thank U sulekha for reading and acknowledging

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  6. Yes Afsan aroutine happening in daily life has been depicted in a very interesting way.

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  7. oh yes, although it is never bugs on this side of mine, I get to hear all about it from my sources to IT :)

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  9. True IT style ! It reminds me of my office days too :)...meeting targets and deadlines.

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  10. @Usha , pinash pinash , Smita , Nilu A : Thanks for reading and acknowledging :)

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  11. When I saw your post title I somehow thought it would be John Grisham's The Client. :D

    Very nice!

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    1. Haha I never read the client
      Thanks for acknowledging Vidya

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  12. I was thinking of my son when I read this :)

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    1. Oh !
      Same story every where na :)
      Thanks for reading

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  13. Bugging corporate life eh? Cool one. :)

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  14. I once worked in an IT setup, and the all-hell-breaks-loose scenario you have described was common there. Thankfully, I was never part of it.

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    1. I also was not a part of it atleast frequently !
      Thanks for comment

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  15. The adventures of the corporate life! :D

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  16. Ah,I can relate to this though it's been a while. Indeed bugs, system crashes have a nasty way of happening just when the person who can deal with it best is not available. Murphy's Law. :-)

    Nice way of portraying a typical situation in an IT company, Afshan.

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    1. Ya true that raja
      Murphy's law applies every where
      Thanks for reading and commenting

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  17. Ho how i hate to be the culprit in these scenarios...

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  18. @jyothi , shilpa , Meena: yep bad scenario . No one wants to be a part of it
    Thanks for reading and commenting

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  19. Afshan my girl I feel your pain. I do. Dont worry you are not alone us mechanical engineers also have samuels within us :P :P

    Richa

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  20. Nice take on the prompt. Reality of so many people around.

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