Very Important Submission update

It has been submitted!

This was a Very Important accomplishment.

Luckily I don’t seem to be in any trouble (working until 8.30 pm on Monday to get the files uploaded seemed to help).

Conversations with my boss went as follows (with some paraphrasing):

Monday morning:

(Boss comes out of his office chatting to colleague about Very Important Submission)

Boss: “…so we’ll just adjust that last figure, and upload the files. Then we can all come and watch Cath hit the “Submit” button – for the SECOND time.”
Me: (facepalm)
Boss and colleague: (snigger snigger)

Monday afternoon:

(Boss hands me a USB key with the final files on it)

Boss: “Please can you upload these files? I’ll approve and submit”
Me: “Oh, good, because I’m too scared to touch the damn thing again”
(Boss laughs)
Me: “I’m really sorry about the whole thing, I was completely freaking out when it happened”
Boss: “Yeah, you freaked me out too. But it all worked out”
Me: “Yeah… I printed this poster off the BBC website on Wednesday”
Boss: “I think I need one of those too”

Thank you everybody for your (mostly) supportive comments!!!

And, for no particular reason other than “doesn’t this look a bit like the Union flag?”, here’s a photo of some melting snow on my friend’s truck yesterday. With added essence of finger at the top.

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19 Responses to Very Important Submission update

  1. Ambivalent Academic says:

    Congratulations!Also – the long awaited “what exactly am I ambivalent about” post (or at least the first of a series) is up at mine.

  2. Mermaid says:

    So glad to hear that it went well, although we still need to share a trauma cookie 🙂

  3. infinite science says:

    that’s fantastic!!! great job! You’ll never miss a “submit” button again!

  4. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    THanks all!AA, I’ll check it out when I have more timeMermaid, tomorrow, right?!IS, there was no “submit” button, that was the problem! It said “approve”, which was ambiguous because it asked me to approve ALL documents. I thought that was what the button meant…

  5. Bob O'Hara says:

    Phew, I trust you’ve had a beer to celebrate.

  6. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Well, duuuh

  7. Mrs. Comet Hunter says:

    Yay! Congrats! And that’s great your boss can see the humor in it too 🙂

  8. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    The fact that he didn’t see me for almost a full week after The Incident probably helped…

  9. Massimo (formerly known as Okham) says:

    Good for you !

  10. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Thanks mate!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Yeah…. Cooky Party! nom nom nom. I guess the lesson is that the “approve” button is that big red button you don’t touch.

  12. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Yep, I’m not pressing ANY buttons any more.

  13. EcoGeoFemme says:


  14. ScientistMother says:

    woot woot! hey, at least you didn’t like a beaker of ethanol on fire. I personally have no idea who would do such a thing! 🙂

  15. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Thanks both!SM, that sounds… dramatic and exciting?

  16. Albatross says:

    Congrats! So glad it all worked out. Your boss sounds pretty great!

  17. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Thanks, I’m glad it worked out too!

  18. ScienceGirl says:

    Yay! Off the trauma cookies and onto the beer, I hope?

  19. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Indeed! (although there may have been one or two non-trauma cookies in the mix as well).

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