Who should do it?

This is actually a grey area.

This is what happen. Colleague A used to be assigned this task in the team. There is a re-org in the team and A’s task has been handed over to B. Few months down the road, someone discovered that there is an error in 1 of the item A did before handing over to B. In fact, from the beginning to the end of the task, it was all done by A. Although the task is now under B’s responsibility, B didn’t touch it because it was completed before B took over the task.

Now, who should fix the problem?
1) A fix it since he was the one who made the mistake.
2) B fix it since he took over the task from A

I would say it should be 3) B fix it with the help of A.

But that is an utopia which never exist… or at least never exist in my team.

I spotted a small error today. Wanted to get the person who did it fix the problem. But he said that he has already handed over the item to another person, therefore it should be fixed by the another person. He didn’t even bother to explain or guide the other person. Just merely say its no longer under his charge.

True…. it is no longer his duties. But the mistake was by him. Shouldn’t he take some responsibility and help fix it? After all, it just take mere 10 minutes to resolve the issue.

Pissed off by the way he shake off his responsibility.

No prize for guessing who is the person I’m talking about. It’s always him….


  1. Heh, just hearing what that guy keeps on doing is enough to frustrate me…

    you should really give him a one time good kick or something…

    You’re quite patient hor? heh

  2. Since it takes a mere 10 minutes to fix it, usually the patient and meek will usually do it wan. Tell that person responsible for the mistake and try to argue with him will waste another 30minutes. Right?

  3. ridz: well, my colleagues also notice that my tone isn’t very friendly when speaking to him lately.

    eastcoastlife: ya, 10mins to fix the problem is no big deal. But just pissed off by the way he push the thing away.

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