I need someone to drag me to work
It's nearly time to go to work, and I find myself deliriously unmotivated.
Sometime during the overnight hours, we're going to be tinkering with the channel line up. Not just a little bit -- every channel on the digital side is moving, we're adding a bunch of new ones and we're deleting others. And, a few analog channels are going to be moving over to digital to make room for a few additions there.
But first, we'll have a brief system-wide outage. This will completely ruin lives, as I found out a few weeks ago when we had a ten minute outage. And then, when it comes back on, all those shattered people are going to be faced with everything being different.
During the time I've worked there, we've made some minor adjustments -- like two channels switching positions, etc. Even that led to endless days of calls from puzzled viewers, most of whom started their calls with, "My cable's broke." And most of those calls ended with, "If you can't change it back, connect me with someone who can."
One can only imagine the havoc caused by a hundred or more changes.
Oh, yeah... we're simultaneously introducing our customers to Video on Demand.
It's going to be a very long night. I'll make it through... but I think I need someone to pry me off my chair and carry me to work.
I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it. -- Raymond Chandler