Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Very Important Submission update

It has been submitted!

This was a Very Important accomplishment.

Luckily I don't seem to be in any trouble (working until 8.30 pm on Monday to get the files uploaded seemed to help).

Conversations with my boss went as follows (with some paraphrasing):

Monday morning:

(Boss comes out of his office chatting to colleague about Very Important Submission)
Boss: " we'll just adjust that last figure, and upload the files. Then we can all come and watch Cath hit the "Submit" button - for the SECOND time."
Me: (facepalm)
Boss and colleague: (snigger snigger)
Monday afternoon:

(Boss hands me a USB key with the final files on it)
Boss: "Please can you upload these files? I'll approve and submit"
Me: "Oh, good, because I'm too scared to touch the damn thing again"
(Boss laughs)
Me: "I'm really sorry about the whole thing, I was completely freaking out when it happened"
Boss: "Yeah, you freaked me out too. But it all worked out"
Me: "Yeah... I printed this poster off the BBC website on Wednesday"
Boss: "I think I need one of those too"
Thank you everybody for your (mostly) supportive comments!!!

And, for no particular reason other than "doesn't this look a bit like the Union flag?", here's a photo of some melting snow on my friend's truck yesterday. With added essence of finger at the top.


  1. Congratulations!

    Also - the long awaited "what exactly am I ambivalent about" post (or at least the first of a series) is up at mine.

  2. So glad to hear that it went well, although we still need to share a trauma cookie :)

  3. that's fantastic!!! great job! You'll never miss a "submit" button again!

  4. THanks all!

    AA, I'll check it out when I have more time

    Mermaid, tomorrow, right?!

    IS, there was no "submit" button, that was the problem! It said "approve", which was ambiguous because it asked me to approve ALL documents. I thought that was what the button meant...

  5. Phew, I trust you've had a beer to celebrate.

  6. Yay! Congrats! And that's great your boss can see the humor in it too :)

  7. The fact that he didn't see me for almost a full week after The Incident probably helped...

  8. Yeah.... Cooky Party! nom nom nom. I guess the lesson is that the "approve" button is that big red button you don't touch.

  9. Yep, I'm not pressing ANY buttons any more.

  10. woot woot! hey, at least you didn't like a beaker of ethanol on fire. I personally have no idea who would do such a thing! :)

  11. Thanks both!

    SM, that sounds... dramatic and exciting?

  12. Congrats! So glad it all worked out. Your boss sounds pretty great!

  13. Yay! Off the trauma cookies and onto the beer, I hope?

  14. Indeed! (although there may have been one or two non-trauma cookies in the mix as well).


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