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Got an email earlier this week. It went something like this:

"It looks like your team still hasn't delivered the logging and monitoring solution that we asked for. Can you get it done in time for our production deployment next Friday?"

Um, wait, excuse me, WHAT?

1. You never actually asked for the thing you claim we didn't deliver. In fact, when we brought up the fact that you should probably have some monitoring set up for your servers, you said it would be handled entirely by your own team.
2. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT FOR SIX MONTHS WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME YOUR DEADLINE UNTIL NOW
3. I won't even have time to start working on this until the Monday after your prod deployment date. Sorrynotsorry.

I really shouldn't be surprised though. This project has been a clusterfuck from the very beginning so this is just par for the course.

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    Write this (well maybee not exactly like this) in an email to them and cc your boss. If you have past communication proving the first point, include them as attachments. If not, start to send small summaries after calls/meetings, to generate a paper trail. Good luck!
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    @Wack I did. My manager sent her a very polite "Fuck you" response. I'm lucky enough to work with (and for) some good people. Most of the bullshit that's rant-worthy involves other teams.
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