I am ready to destroy the pager. I had a tough day at work yesterday with my normal project assignments. On top of that, the pager wouldn't keep quiet as the day wore on. At the end of the day, about five hours of my life was consumed by supporting the pager. I went to work at eight-thirty in the morning yesterday. I forgot to take a lunch break, I was so busy. I finally left work at nine o'clock in the evening. Twelve and a half hours, my friends. This was decidedly not how I had anticipated spending my evening yesterday. I haven't even gone to work yet, and I've already had to deal with another issue this morning.
OK, that feels better. I'm just complaining a bit. As I've mentioned before, it's not really that bad -- I only have the pager one week every ten and it's usually not as noisy as it has been for me this week. Besides, it's something that everyone gets a turn to deal with, from the most junior developer to the most senior developer on the team. Also, I've had a lot of help from my coworkers on working the various issues that come up.
Still, I'll be very happy Friday morning, when I can pass this electronic monster off to the next developer.