I can imagine.....
Maybe something along these lines?
Director - we need to transfer these accounts to our new system
IT - what new system?
Director- oh this new wonderful package we just bought. We had a meeting about it.
IT - Nope. We didn’t have a meeting.
Director- oh we did, you weren’t there but the nice sales chap told us you would say yes so we signed for it.
IT - ffs. OK, we will have to learn about this and transfer say a thousand dummy accounts in and out of it and test all aspects....
Director- ahem no. We have been told by the board that it must happen this way on Friday....
IT - ffs when? We will lose data potentially, and well fuck it - I quit.
Director- fine I will use Colin the Intern - he reckons he was better than you anyway and knows this outsourcing type jobbie who can help him.
IT - Good luck you prat
1 week later
Director - Colin what is wrong? You said you could do it..
Colin - ......door swinging.....tumbleweed rolls across empty IT dept.
Director- did we pay him any money? No? Oh bugger. Hello IBM? Do you know how to do this?
IBM - please wait caller, we are asking on global forums for answers as all our best and brightest were told they were not required a while back. While you are on the line could you tell us if we have answered the question to your satisfaction.....?
Director - Fabulous, yes, i see you know what you’re doing. I’ll break the good news to the board.
Something like that maybe?
Total incompetence comes to mind. It seems obvious that zero test data transfer runs were carried out, the fools just thought lets just transfer the lot in one go.
Just total effing incompetence, I mean clusterfucking moronic twattery of the highest level.