Dear IT Staff:
Why do you come around every summer and pull the rug out from under me? Suddenly, without warning, you appear and tell me my perfectly good computer has to be replaced, or that everyone’s got to “migrate” somewhere else. Last year, you took away the e-mail program I liked, and replaced it with lousy Microsoft Outlook, which has an unfriendly interface and less useful features. This year, you’re taking away my hard drive, plus a lot of the programs I need to do my work quickly and efficiently. I confess I have lost faith in the technology you bestow upon me, and then take away. (With all this endless migrating, you would think the digital wagon train might have reached the promised land by now!)
I know it’s not really your fault. You’re just carrying out your orders. Some master IT V.P. has decided this is all for the best. But I will have to figure out new workarounds so I can continue to do my job. And I’ll have to figure it out on my own. Just like the American people will have to figure out workarounds for the decisions inflicted on them from the guys up at Corporate. Like cockroaches after a nuclear war, we will survive. It’s all about the workarounds. So BRING IT ON!