‘We will test…’

We Can Do It

I got one of those emails this morning that just set me off for no real reason [and really unjustifiably so].  It was an email about a small bug fix that was noticed over the weekend and the development team had just notified us that it had been fixed.

In response, my boss [nice guy, nothing negative about him] replied that ‘We will test.”  Who is this ‘we’?  I know that he is not going to test – he does not have the time nor the ability to properly test the bug fix.  There is no one on the production team that can do proper testing at this stage.  There are no other management person with access to the backend – that leaves me.  I am “we.”

What set me off about this is in addition to the 104 other to-do items I have on my list I now have to add this to my top priorities.  Not that it is going to take longer than 1/2 an hour to test, but on a Monday morning – it feels like it is going to push me over the edge.  His response also insinuates that there a ‘bunch’ of available to stop everything we are working on to debug and confirm these rush fixes.

It’s just me here – alone with my two monitors – with a list of tasks that fill both.

That’s the end of my rant for today.

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