The closer to retirement, the more tempted I am to answer honestly

Someone in another department put a comment in Jira on a bug report/software enhancement request that I was working on:

“Will this add strange new records to the database and create bogus data?”

I had to let that sit for a few hours before I could reply with some project management happytalk. But the honest answer would be: “No, that’s your job.”

2 thoughts on “The closer to retirement, the more tempted I am to answer honestly

  1. “I can assure you that the patch will not have the ability to create new records, and thus any incorrect data found in the system afterward can be properly attributed to the users.” <– Says the same thing, but it might fly under the radar 😉

  2. Concept14… I feel your pain but thankfully I cant be fired so I just answer Honestly and watch their heads explode.

    I have been told “Your Brand of Sarcasm is not appreciated” I responded with “Ok I will use small words for you” took them 2 minutes to get that one.

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