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HerNameIsBuffy

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So every year I know this is my busiest time.  Not only am I working more hours, but weird hours so if you're sitting there judging me for posting during the day thinking, "doesn't she have a job?" ...knock it off.  You weren't logged in with me at 3:00 am applying and testing hotfixes were you?  No you were not.  Actually keep judging, I don't care.

Anyway every single year I swear I'm going to be one of those awesome organized people who has all their Christmas shopping done early so I don't have to worry about it last minute...and every year it's an epic fail.

I have bought exactly nothing.  And now too late to do it online where I prefer to shop so it means actual stores and people which makes me ragey.  

Why do I put it off until the last minute when this is always one of my busiest times at work?  Seriously, I'm asking...WHY DO I DO THIS?

Also, I KNOW end of year is when everyone gets super awesome ideas for custom reports which they all want implemented to kick off the new year.  So clearly I'm not the only procrastinator...but since I know this you'd think I'd have cleared time for it.  But I didn't - hence the weird and long hours.

Also, yes, I know that while data is compiling I could be doing other work related tasks rather than checking FJ - but when you've not only tobogganed out of control down Burn-Out Hill and have smashed squarely into the Kill-Me-Now tree you do what you can to keep sweet so you don't accidentally side eye all the last minute report requesters and piss people off right before end of year.  

Besides...

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Anyone with me?

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clueliss

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As someone who spent too much time yesterday with monster spreadsheets spininng because someone up the foodchain got twitchy about cost error runs and did a mid week run thus necesssitating my redoing files midweek - I understand.  (my story and I'm sticking to it is that my computer crawls while Excel is being a hog so i get to sit'nspin).  

Also a member of the 'please don't make me go to the mall - especially during Christimas shopping season' club.   

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HerNameIsBuffy

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Just now, clueliss said:

As someone who spent too much time yesterday with monster spreadsheets spininng because someone up the foodchain got twitchy about cost error runs and did a mid week run thus necesssitating my redoing files midweek - I understand.  (my story and I'm sticking to it is that my computer crawls while Excel is being a hog so i get to sit'nspin).  

Also a member of the 'please don't make me go to the mall - especially during Christimas shopping season' club.   

That is true about Excel and if you'd like a very complicated and technical explanation for why that you can use as validation for non-technical people I would be happy to provide.

I wouldn't recommend showing it to technical people because what I write may or may not be true in the sense we usually use the word. :)

Kidding - Excel is a resource hog and I learned a long time ago to save, save, save because of how much it likes to just stop working on a whim and decide to take a little nap while someone is frantically screaming, "nooooooo...just save the data first..." at their monitor.  

 

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clueliss

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I was in the middle of one lengthy calculation and Excel decided to bomb out on me.  I wasn't a happy camper.  

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Grimalkin

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image.thumb.png.062c46209970b401366ff527I got four kids and have not bought one present. I'm not worried either. FTW! It will get done. Oh have you heard I got kittens? I'm posting it everywhere. I got kittens! I don't care about Christmas, cuz I got kittens! Go and get a couple of kittens and you will feel better, you'll see.

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Gossamer1

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates Excel. My company has a beast of a workbook we use for planning purposes. When fully loaded it has over 3 million formulas over 6 different tabs, yes, 3 million. My users constantly complain about how slow it is. :my_dodgy: I once made the suggestion of removing some of the formulas or some of the data and putting them in another database - I was told to just make this one go faster....

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