So I’ve been busting hump over the last few weeks trying to get stuff setup for a new webpage for work. This is my job, I get it, it’s what I should be doing and I have no problem with that. What I have a problem with is the phone call I get basically saying that all the work I have been doing must be taken down and “approved” by the marketing people. Okay, I even get that, and I can see that you have to make sure that everything is hunky dory on that end. So no problem, until you tell me that I have operational guidelines that I have to work under and that is why things are going the way they are. I have  a problem with this because when I was given the basic template to follow, that was ALL the information I was given. In fact, I was told I could change whatever I wanted and I took that at face value. So I have spent the last couple of weeks rewriting everything to match my own personal level of standard. Now I’m being told that I have to take my work down and have marketing look over it to make sure it’s okay. If you want me to work under a specific set of guidelines, give me those guidelines BEFORE I do any work.

I even had to write my own methods for certain functions because they didn’t include them in the template they gave me. I had zero help or information from these people, yet I’m being held to rules I wasn’t even told existed. I know that’s the way the world works and I should just get over it, but it very  much irritates me that my hard work is being poked at because someone didn’t feel like bothering with the specifics when I first talked to them. Argh.