Thursday, January 24, 2008

the days have been long..

but the worst is now over. Yup we moved office last weekend and the contents of the data center that I used to work in downtown is now uptown. The move was hardly smooth though despite the many months of planning. I was supposed to go to the new location on Sunday morning at 6am and do the cleanup work of bringing up any troublesome systems after the move. Much to my horror by that time[after 9 hours] only a fraction of the move had been completed.

There was problem after problem which resulted in me working from 6am Sunday straight through to 2pm on Monday. I could have only dreamt that after the 32hour shift it was over but there was a lot of work still left to be done so I went home and got a 4 hours sleep only to return to work at 8pm that night and work straight back to 5am Tuesday morning.

Needless to say that when I reached home on Tuesday Morning I put my phone on vibrate, threw it somewhere and slept like I've never slept before lol. I woke up ate something at lunch time and went back to sleep. The next time I woke up was dinner time so I went to dinner with some colleagues at the Liguanea Club. That place is pretty posh.. I need to start earning 4x my current income so I can afford to become a member :(

The rest of the work week flew right by me and I returned back to my office downtown today for the first time since the move. Oddly enough I saw my boss and the other guy in my department down there as well, I guess we have problems giving up such a nice large secluded office environment. It should be interesting to see how much longer they will run the AC for to cool 10,000+ sqr feet just for 3 people.

9 comments:

Mad Bull said...

I have a move of the I/T Dept. coming up soon myself, but I really hope things go more smoothly than what you have described! Sheesh! I'll keep you posted.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Moving really is always such a pain.

So...what I don't understand is this. Your office moved to another building, right? So why is it that the three of you are back in the old building instead of at your new office?

Adrian said...

@ann: it's a little complicated.. we moved the datacenter that we manage. My office was is officially not uptown and not downtown but we used to camp out downtown to be close to the datacenter incase something happened.

@mb: well 90% of our problems were san related. All of the systems moved that day were dependent on 4 sans(50+ shelves of disks and 12 fc switches) which we had to get up first then ensure the miles of fiber we layed before were plugged up right before we could turn on the servers to find out if they survived all the shaking and the banging around during the truck roll from downtown. I think we all learnt some valuable lessons those nights..

owen said...

I'm sure one of the lessons is: less is more

GC said...

re I need to start earning 4x my current income so I can afford to become a member

YOU CAN DO IT!!!
I believe you can.
Somebody has to make the money so why not you.

I don't need it for a posh club membership but boy do I need to make four times my salary. I would SO pay back my student loans a LOT quicker and the government would love me for it.

Crankyputz said...

Gotta luv AC

Crankyputz said...

Gotta luv AC

Stunner said...

I'm glad the move is finally done. That's some serious hours star!

As for those clubs, I can't even begin to think about how much more I would have to earn.

Irie Diva said...

re lunch in new kgn.....sux ass. everytime i leave here and come back i put on wiehgt man, too much fast food and chinese food. then i blow up and remember how bad new kgn is for me and start looking around for who delivering lunch...

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