Tales of the BossLady is a bunch of entries from a private journal I used to keep about the antics of a woman I worked for. This all happened several years ago, when I was younger and cockier and struggled under the crushing yoke of being paid to suffer an eccentric fool.
Okay, pop quiz time. Imagine you’re a person who is living in the Deep South and running a business. There’s a bigass hurricane headed your way, and you’re planning to evacuate. Do you:
a) Take the computer with all the important files with you;
b) Back up the important files on disk and take those with you; or
c) Put a plastic garbage bag over the monitor and hope for the best.
Remember, you “almost have a Master’s Degree in Computer Science.”
Yes. I am in fact completely serious. It’s tragic, isn’t it?
Next question: With the help of your assistant, you’ve managed to salvage the important files from the wet computer. But there’s another hurricane coming, and you’re planning to evacuate again, and this time you’ve backed up the files on disk. Do you:
a) Take the backup disks with you;
b) Give the backup disks to your assistant to keep them safe; or
c) Stash the backup disks in a loose pile on a top shelf in your living room directly beneath the skylight and hope for the best.
Don’t forget about that Almost Master’s Degree, here.
I just….I don’t have the words.