Mojo is a no-go
NaNoWriMo is upon us and my mojo is a no-go.
The problem is work.
I just completed a “course” (if you want to call it that) on the use of a new computer system. Do you know what happens when government creates a new computer system?
I have a system that works:
- Create document.
- 3 people sign document.
- Make copies.
- Mail copies.
After taking this new “course” I find that not only do I have to gather the SAME information to create the document, but — I have to
- try to get signatures that include people from other states who never send anything back,
- log into an unfriendly system that requires a text message, facial recognition, and a phone call,
- click on several icons to find one computer screen,
- re-enter the same information,
- make a PDF of the entire document
- send that via a message system that requires 10 more steps, and then
- go through several more computer screens so that I can send it electronically to the government person who will get around to looking at it someday.
Basically, this is what has become of a seamless system:
What once took less than an hour to get there will now take about five. If I’m lucky.
I should have known. After all, the governments motto is this:
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE AS LONG AS SOMEONE ELSE IS DOING IT.