I realized today I haven’t introduced the new delegation of repudiation. How can you truly appreciate the off-kilter group of misfits I now call co-works? The About page tells you a little but… really, what fun is an About Page? Boring!
So…where to start…
How about with the important people? The grunts, gophers, and go-getters.
Yes! Yes! Lets start with them.
At the top of the grunts heap is Genius-Developer-Guy. The name is given in all reverence and is still lacking. I have watched many programmers over my lifetime. None of them like Genius-Developer-Guy. He writes code which is elegant, beautiful, and complete works of art. I stand in complete awe of his abilities. I will be 100 before I ever reach his level.
Genius-Developer-Guy is always in high demand. He has a sharp wit and a gloriously awesome geeky sense of humor. It makes working with him easy and enjoyable. And if that is not reason enough to work with him… He has a Battlestar Galactica ship blueprint on his office wall. Oh, he’s also single ladies! Single, successful and keeps Newton’s Cradle on his desk. Plus, he’s a dog lover. You just can’t go wrong with those qualities, ladies!
Anyway, onward we go!
Next we have Corvette-Crazy-Guy. I call him Corvette Crazy because, well, he owns a corvette and he’s a little crazy. I think the crazy part is a requirement for IT people though. So, don’t read the crazy as ‘stalker crazy.’ Instead he is a ‘life is meant to be fun, filled with laughter, and completely enjoyed’ crazy.
Corvette-Crazy-Guy is the one we all give a hard time to. It’s a must! I’m not even sure why… we just do…and…he gives it right back. It’s awesome! He’s also a darn hard worker. Probably spends more hours at work then the rest of us on projects. He’s a true IT person at heart. True IT people have to learn, constantly. We’re not happy unless we’re learning something new. Oh, and ladies, he’s single! He’d be a great catch for someone who likes to be pampered and spoiled. Just sayin’…..
Forward we go to…
Bossman. Every place you work you have a boss. Unless, you’re the one who is THE BOSS. Our boss is a pretty laid back, easy going, rarely riled guy. He adores his family, and will give you an honest opinion. That’s pretty awesome when you get right down to it. I’ve seen him ‘riled’ up once and he didn’t even raise his voice. If he hadn’t told me, I never would have known.
He will tell you when you need to get your butt to work though. Thankfully I haven’t been told that, yet, but I’m waiting for an off week. Although, I don’t really see him saying it. He’s definitely more… “Do you need help?” than “Get off your lazy ass and work!” Goes with his laid back nature.
Then there is the Mike-ster! I’ve know the Mike-ster for…. a few years. He’s a pretty awesome dude. Never tell him I said that though. I wouldn’t want him thinking I was being nice to him. The Mike-ster has a long list of talents.
He’s great with people, good with technology, and works magic with documentation. I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like him. He’s just that friendly guy who makes everyone feel at ease. Kind of like the rest of this group…hmmmm….wonder if that is part of why he fits in so well? 🙂
I cannot forget the Project-Manager-Extraordinaire (PME). She’s a whirl wind of talent. She has so much knowledge stored in her head. I’ve listened to her rattle steps off, or locations of data, or how to do things so fast… I couldn’t keep up! She really knows her stuff and, she’s always willing to help answer questions. Plus, she always knows the answer! It’s awesome!
Smart, talented, helpful, witty, and just all around awesome! Being able to work with this group is definitely a blessing. Hat’s off to the wonder that is them!