Re: Straightforward Enough
Pretty much hit the nail on the head.
Had that sort of thing happen so very many times. Over-eager sales twonk promises a customer a "feature" to get the sale. "Can you add the ability to do X?" says the customer, "Sure, no problem" says the sales twonk. "Sold!!" says the customer.
"Oh by the way", says the sales twonk in his briefing to the developers, "I've told them we can do X. That's OK, isn't it? Not to difficult to do?"
"No it fucking isn't OK" I say. "That's next to impossible to deliver for the price you quoted."
"Just fucking do it. OK" says the boss.
So we do it. It doesn't really work properly. The project is massively over budget and late. The customer is pissed off and I'm in the shit with the boss.
But the fucking sales wanker got his fucking commission, so that's OK.