Russian Village: Sveta is Having to Work by Phone…

coffeecupCup of Coffee Thoughts Today:

Sometimes it gets interesting when Sveta and I take off on a vacation. Sveta is responsible for all the IBM Servers at the Gazprom Bank and when someone has an issue (and someone always does), she has to try to fix that issue even if she is thousands of miles away as we are many times on vacation…

So today has started out about normal and someone from the bank has called and she is trying to solve issues by phone. So I took the opportunity to write a post…

When she is dealing with issues like this it reminds me of my days past, as I always seemed to be working 24 hours a day at times and you never ignore a successful business, if you want to keep it successful. Sveta is now outside talking up a storm and trying to talk someone through the process of gathering the backup files and reinstalling those files that are needed. It makes me smile… 🙂

It makes me realize how wonderful these new cellphones are and the ability to deal with problems from all corners of the world. I spent most of my work life carrying a pager!  I really hated those things and they never failed to go off while you were sitting in a movie at the theater. We did not have the option of a cellphone and had to hunt down a payphone to call work and see what happened…

While in America my people would call and bother me if one of them got a hangnail. Russians do not even want to make a phone call unless it is a real emergency. So I know that unlike in my time, when I would be drawn away from a movie for a petty happening. Sveta who has the Gazprom Bank servers in her hands, has a whole different ballgame to deal with…

That is just my coffee thoughts today and later today Sveta and I are going to drive to a distant village and see what is happening there. A village so distant that we might even get in some very rough muddy roads… 🙂

If we get buried again, I will let you all know…

My Russian Gal Smiles: Even as I bury the Volga in Mud…

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