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Engineering vs. Management


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#1 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:50 PM

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost.  He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below.  He descended a bit more and shouted, "excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

 

The woman below replied, "you are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground.  You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

 

"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.

 

"I am, " replied the woman, how did you know?"

 

"well", answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is, technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of you information, and the fact is I am still lost.  Frankly, you've not been much help so far."

 

The woman below responded, "You must be in management."

 

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

 

"Well, "said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you are going.  You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air.  You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems.  the fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."

 

 


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 07:53 AM

For those of us that have ever had a 'pointy haired boss' stories like that are all too familiar.

 

This happened to me:

 

Our section (5 techs and engineers) were sent to a computer training class for a week. (this was back in the 80s) We come back to work and asked our boss, "OK, where are the computers?"

 

And he said "What computers?"  And we said "The ones we just went to a class for!!"

 

 

His answer is a classic:  "Oh, we don't have any budget to buy them"



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:19 AM

Sounds like the "expert" video I saw yesterday.


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