Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Welcome to the machine

This semester's fresh crop of eager young co-op students arrived yesterday.

Day one is usually orientation for the new students, and then they set up the development environment on their machines.  Except this time.  User account creation has been brought home to the mother ship, so with the six hour time difference nobody ended up with a user account yesterday.

Or today.

It seems that since our team lead is on vacation, the "user account creation" workflow is stuck, waiting to be shepherded through the next gate.

I just love it when "employee onboarding" becomes "employee waterboarding"...


  1. Classic! So now you have eager co-ops sitting on their hands for a week until the team lead comes back from holidays. A good taste of the corporate life to come for them.

  2. I've always said that the true test of whether someone will work out as an employee is if they come back to work for the second week.