Work has just pissed me off too much to be coherent or to elucidate just how disgustingly insulting it is to demand your seniormost, highest skilled, most adaptable staff to run and babysit a fucking shell script for 4 hours every day and paste the results in a ticket. A job that any fucking intern could do. After being told by the seniormost person that only one item prevents it from being fully automated.
The response? “We won’t be automating it. Automating it is too hard. Just do it manually.” Uh, no. It’s easy. One easy change in configuration management. “I don’t care. Just do it. This is how we’re going to do it.”
The height of incompetence paired to the absolute height of disrespect.