Today I worked in the "Trenches".
The main user/stakeholder sat at my desk for over 6 hours.
We reviewed each of the 13 completed reports and applied some "standards" to them.
Each report has the same header, footer, font sizes, groupings, alternate shadings, sub-totals, totals, etc.
For some people they don't like people looking over their shoulders when they work. I'm the opposite.
I like people to watch me fly through the screens where the cursor never stands still for a second.
We knocked out those reports in record time. And they look good.
The user is thrilled.
We have another 13 reports which one of the developers is writing.
I showed the developer the "standards" and gave her a document to follow going forward.
I guess I really do like this job.
Just wished it paid more than minimum wage for the industry.
Oh well, there's more to life than the mighty dollar$.
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