This isn't a post; it's a rant.
Why is it that people seem inordinately proud of ignoring the right way to do things? They cite time crunch, other important things to do, random weasels, and all it comes down to is laziness. They are too fucking lazy to do things the right way because it's not important to them in the moment.
Down the road when it is important, vastly and expensively and desperately important, it's someone else's job to fix their shit.
I don't "argue about procedure" because I am a pendantic bitch. I bring it up because refusal to follow the rules gets people into a bind. Things can't happen because someone's decided their Facebook time, or their discussions about other things, is waaaaay more important than completing our tasks correctly.
And truly, it bugs the shit out of me. This is the actual crux of my whole depression. I have no idea what's right or wrong any longer. I believe standards exist to provide everyone a pathway to excellence. But it increasingly feels as though no one else does. This makes me fretful. Am I honestly doing the right thing by following the rules? If I don't follow the rules, what would happen? Nothing bad ever seems to happen to the rule-flaunters.
Everyone takes short cuts, and those short cuts end up creating larger problems down the road. Don't document your stuff? Then how can other people figure out what you meant, how you meant to do it, or whether it's been done? Don't update anything? Copy and paste? Leave someone else's indentification tags so no one can tell who's responsible when something breaks?
Over the past couple of weeks, we've had those last minute, expensive, drop-everything-else fixes. And do you know what? None of them were needed for stuff I'd done, because I followed the procedures in the first place.
Why bother anymore? Why do I even bother?