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    dough boy | Male | 42 years old | Kansas City

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Programmer by day, comic nerd by night. My official job title is "Director of Janitorial Engineering"

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Former employer weirdness

2217 views • Oct 1, '08 • (3) Comments

So I worked for my former employer for 6+ years.  Gave them blood, sweat, and tears.  They were my first professional job and right now accounts for 80% of my professional life and thus makes up a large portion of my resume.

One of the products I designed and help build was an online event registration system.  When I was in the hospital with my dad he asked me if I would help him setup an event on it that was coming up.  So I e-mailed and was told to create a new account instead of using one that the organization already had.  I thought nothing of it and created the account, then proceeded to setup the event.

As I was "test registering" for the event I noticed a new feature they added (likely was "demanded" by a client and of course we could never say no).  Basically it was a running ticker that floated and told you as you progressed how much your registration was currently costing.

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