* Posts by Binky Hetherington

1 post • joined 10 Mar 2017

User lubed PC with butter, because pressing a button didn't work

Binky Hetherington

...so that she could continue designing marketing materials in Excel

I remember a new starter who was of the same mind. I wonder if it was the same woman? No matter how hard I tried to persuade her to use something more relevant, she persisted in creating working instructions in Excel because "it was the best tool for the job". There are some women that I quickly lose the urge to argue with and she was definitely one of them.

The company has long since closed, but I suspect that out there somewhere is a USB external drive with several hundred working instructions documents on it which are a) really difficult to navigate and b) several times larger than they really should be...


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