|My head will be on the block tomorrow...
||[Jun. 30th, 2008|09:42 pm]
Unlike the previous occasion where I simply overlooked a mistake made by another department, this one is entirely my fault and mine alone.|
I did something at work today which to make a long story short is similar to typing "Delete *.*" in an important location. The reason is that most of the clients I support are very small, and only my own department uses this particular system, but with larger companies it sometimes ties in with other departments, even overseas.
This company ranks as one of our biggest. Yes, this is the type of screw up that my employer could regard as treason. I couldn't have done this at a worse time either; the closing evening of the financial year - who knows what reports might fail due to missing data.
I've made my boss aware of my idiotic blunder, and he's been very good natured about it - he even tried to cheer me up. I'm not sure he's aware of the scope yet; I've been working for this department about six months longer and have slightly more knowledge of the different functions of the database.
Tomorrow I'll have to race around and do my best to find out what other departments might be using this system, and I don't have a clue where to start.
Put it down to stress, fatigue and the ongoing pains in my neck and shoulder. When I arrived back at work today there were 214 E-mails awaiting my attention, and I haven't even reached halfway.
I hate being human. I ***REALLY*** hate being human.