I laughed so hard…

10 Mar

Some of you may know that I had a fairly menial, badly paid, highly stressful and absolutely soul-killing job in the food service industry for four years, eight months and change. Not that I was counting or anything. *cough*

Anyway, now I work for a small unit which is part of a rather large corporation.

Which is rewarding, challenging, entertaining, and could be better paid, but hey, I have insurance and paid sick and vacation days, so I truly shouldn’t complain, right?

There are a couple of people I could do without, but by and large, it’s a fantastic place to work at, with great people to work with and for.

The main fly in the ointment? I have to keep track of something like sixteen passwords for different applications that I use frequently–and that have to be changed periodically. But each application has its own rules as to when the password must be changed and what it can be changed to…and those rules also change periodically, and…


(xkcd is awesome in so many ways, I’ve lost count)


7 Responses to “I laughed so hard…”

  1. Jules Jones 11/03/2015 at 5:09 AM #

    Oh god, yes…. Where I work we have our main account login and main database login, plus two other things we need to access every couple of months, plus a different account for those of us who can claim expenses. And then there are some specialist accounts used only by a handful of people, one of whom I caught updating her password file the other day, because she *cannot* keep track of all of the different passwords with different rules…

    • azteclady 11/03/2015 at 7:10 AM #

      It is so ridiculous–particularly when it doesn’t seem to do anyone any good.

  2. kristiej 11/03/2015 at 2:37 PM #

    We have that kind of thing where I work too. We need at least 4 different passwords. I try to do the same variation of all of them, but when one expires then that gets thrown out of whack. And there is one I only a couple times a month so I really get lost too.

    • azteclady 11/03/2015 at 2:43 PM #

      It’s the ones that I only use a couple of times a month that kill me. By the time I finally remember them without prompts, they expire. *headdesk*

  3. Kat 12/03/2015 at 11:43 PM #

    I counter (or maybe complement) your awesome xkcd with my favourite xkcd: http://xkcd.com/538/ 😀

    • azteclady 12/03/2015 at 11:46 PM #

      *giggling* oh indeed!

      Another favorite (of the myriad awesome xkcd available) is this one.

      So to the point, yes?

      • Kat 13/03/2015 at 12:00 AM #

        That, and I’m in Australia! lol

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