Learn something useful in school?
I've spent most of today hunting down some old versions of a spreadsheet with certain data, that my day job has been using over many years.
I do that on a Dell laptop, VPNd, Windows 10, a couple years old. Destroys a battery per year
slow. Certainly no match for my personal Fedora machine, 8 years old.
So. Turns out that the precious creatures, 1) defecate their name-brand-spreadsheet file pretty much anywhere, 2) put the most significant data (language, version) of the file name at the very end of 40 to 60 characters of redundant nonsense that replicates the client name, year, project, purpose, that any sane individual would already find in the folder tree anyway. Yes, because the folder tree has no logic, that data is actually useful. 3) show unnatural creativity in saving a few characters. Japanese might be JP, jap, Japan... 4) older Windows let you do a search, and refine inside that search. Not any longer. Because files are all over the shared drive, "Search" over VPN is even slower than anything else.
Now, if these people, all of them with a degree, having had some kind of Comp Sci in high school, could at the very least name their files in a sane way; follow some kind of logic within their folders, or at least follow the "Best Practices" that we supposedly have for this.
I know it would be way too much to convince the company to use a real production-level operating system. Even Windows 7 was not this lame.
We don't need no educashon, right?
I am grateful I have at least this part-time job, and that I am given some real challenges to play with, otherwise life is so boring.