I started working for Core Services on Monday, 19 2010 at 4:00pm (contract for 19th of july to 22nd of july for 4 different bank branches) . This was a computer system upgrade contract that included hardware and software. There was I and two other people. Of the two, one was the Lead.
Before I started that day, I had no information about the time sheet that I had to have. I had to beg for a time sheet so I would have it before I went to work.
When I got there, I arrived on time. I encountered and openly agitated hostile lead worker. He was shaking.
It was good work and I only took a 15 minute break for working 13.25 hours.
Meanwhile, the lead was constantly on the phone and unable to get his work done. He also refrained from answering any questions that I or the other worker had. He was very hostile and angry at the person on the phone(blaming some other lead about their incompetence).
The few times he was off the phone, he hardly spoke and seemed be extremely agitated (too much coffee, meth, drugs?). I and the other worker, worked our behinds off with 15 mins. of a break for 13.25 hours of work.
I couldn't figure out why he was so agitated at other leads on the phone and towards us.
We were supposed to work from 4:00pm to 2:00am. But, since he was mostly on the phone, it took longer. We were finally done by 5:15am.
He was also ill prepared by handing us instructions(that deviated from the original downloaded work instructions) in scribbles on sheets. The scribbled instructions did not even cover half of what we had to do.
Finally,,,as the sun started to rise, we finished. Exhausted I and the other worker were barely able to get into our cars to go home.
This is obvious what happened. Livio (the lead) got way behind on his work as the lead. When I arrived 15 minutes before work(the first day), he approached me in very very agitated mood and was shaking a little. I then went to work. I really don't think coffee would make such a person very very aggressive and highly agitated during the whole time we were there.
Then, on the 20th in the afternoon, I got a nasty phone message from Julissa Estrada explaining how we didn't arrive on time and weren't doing our jobs from the day before.
When I arrived to work on the 20th, Livio Leonardi, the lead, was no where to be found and finally showed up late (He was still shaking and extremely agitated). I confronted him about what Julissa Estrada said on my voice mail. He explained how we were too slow in working and we didn't know what we were doing. The is funny because, on the 19th, he said he wanted me to work slower to make sure it is done right. I made no mistakes.
Then, he explained he really didn't need me or the other workers because he could do it all by himself. My mouth dropped and I was in shock. So, I said, "Get some one else to do this crazy work" and I left. .
By the way, I have worked for many other computer system contractors(The was the second time I encountered a shady computer contract company). I have never encountered such an ANGRY and openly HOSTILE lead worker. It is too bad, I probably won't see any payment for my work done, and I will miss the work hours on July 20th to July 22nd of 2010.
I do have a B.S. in Information and Administration management. I am certified in Windows 2000 server, A+ technician, and Q01-Servicing HP Desktops, Workstations, and Ntbooks.