Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <spc_at_conman.org>
Date: Tue Apr 23 16:43:35 2002

It was thus said that the Great Richard Erlacher once stated:
> From: "Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner" <spc_at_conman.org>
> > It was thus said that the Great Richard Erlacher once stated:
> >
> > > There's a lesson there, isn't there?
> >
> > Really? Please, do tell me what that lesson is.
> I was referring to the fact the guys who held their noses and plowed ahead,
> using what the boss wanted (he's the guy who signs the checks, after all.)
> still have their jobs while you, though you're "clearly" superior in your
> judgment, are not. Not everybody objects to "dying with your boots on," by
> the way.

  So which way do you want it, Richard? And I quote *YOU* by the way:

> No, I don't wonder. This situation can't be blamed on the mangers either,
> though, because the programmers shouldn't tolerate this.

  And ...

> Usually schedule and workload can be adjusted early in the project, so if it
> doesn't suit you, or, if, early in the progress of the work, you discover a
> serious obstacle, that can be dealt with rationally. If you just quietly go
> away, letting him plan his schedule on your acceptance of his schedule and
> task loading, it's on you.

  Or how about:

> Perhaps the programmers should simply refuse to work that way, rather than
> abjectly refusing to adhere to formal specifications, established policies,
> etc.

  So what, exactly, is the lesson there? You're giving mixes messages here

  -spc (Just don't force me to die with my boots on ... )
Received on Tue Apr 23 2002 - 16:43:35 BST

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