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Newt

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Related story regarding IE


A few years ago, my employer decided to go to a paperless pay statement. We had long had direct deposit, but had continued to receive a paper statement- something I valued. Those statements allowed me to have a reliable paper record of what I was being paid.

The product they chose (Lawson) was already dated when they bought it in 2012. It had a limited, clumsy interface and only worked with IE. It was such a pain to log in to, that people just stopped trying. Instead, they spent a great deal of time complaining to me. I was sort of like a resident priest in the confessional sometimes.

I happened to be at the payroll office one afternoon and decided to have a conversation with them about this clunker and our loathing of it. The man-in-charge-of-payroll-clones seemed genuinely shocked at my concerns. He had ABSOLUTELY no concept that this program was outdated in 2000. He had no idea that there were other browsers. In fact, his response to me was that, "We only use the internet."

[sigh]

So here we are almost 4 years later, and my ex-employer (happily retired) is still using the same out-dated version of the original crappy software.

(In response to this post by VTB)

Posted: 02/15/2016 at 10:36AM



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Current Thread:
  Related story regarding IE -- Newt 02/15/2016 10:36AM
  We deal with government agencies in every state..... -- The Bear 02/15/2016 08:27AM
  Don't mean this as bad as it sounds -- RTFC 02/15/2016 12:27PM
  Internet Explorer. The best browser... -- Freddyburg Hokie 02/15/2016 01:06AM
  ^^^This is why one reads the "whole" post^^^ ** -- thankbud 02/15/2016 08:52AM
  Even Microsoft is phasing it out. -- Hokie CPA 02/15/2016 08:44AM
  Here's maybe why -- MrBayAreaHokie 02/14/2016 11:08PM
  Interesting...wonder why? -- VTB 02/16/2016 11:28AM
  My company is even a bit weirder -- Late 80s Hokie 02/15/2016 09:18AM
  Sounds about right for an IT policy -- PUAhokie 02/15/2016 11:26AM
  I'm one of those stuck with IE at work. -- Hokie 4str 02/15/2016 12:46AM
  A lot of government sites don't work in other than IE. -- GFallsFan 02/15/2016 11:54AM
  I guess they don't worry about securty ** -- `lag 02/14/2016 10:41PM
  Lesson learned. Unshun of your IE users** -- MEHOKIE 02/14/2016 10:23PM

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