Re: It figures (or, Welcome home, Prodigal!)
- From: Dave <jrzoyrl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:38:59 GMT
In article <cjs5r298pv7qtq58m5ed6p7kq3gog5nmvb@xxxxxxx>,
Lionel <usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Diagnosing cable faults was absolutely forbidden. (A simple calculation
involving our salaries, the cost of cable, and the time it can take to
see what's wrong with a cable...)
Exactly correct. I've always implemented the same policy on any
network I've been in charge of. Ditto for most other kinds of cabling
- especially power.
Similarly here - my predecessor, by all accounts, spent most of his time
locked in his office making cables. I'm not wholly surprised - having
to deal with the muppets I now have to herdm coupled with the complete
lack of reliability of any of them (the cables, not the muppets)
suggests he may have been doing it as some sort of occupational therapy
following a breakdown. It's certainly not worth trying to repair them.
I wish my first ever boss when I was a PFY had the same attitude with
regard to the re-filling of inkjet cartridges. But considering the
relative cost of new HP cartridges and my salary at the time, it
probably was cost-effective. Even taking into account the entire suit,
shirt and boxers that were utterly destroyed when one cartridge got the
runs on me. I'm happy I only buy laser printers now.
millibrachiate tentacular coelenterates..