My new boss is such a bungee boss that I have to share. He's the new Director of Production Engineering. This guy is neither an engineer or knows anything about production. After interviewing with him, all the smart engineers wouldn't join his group, even when he offered a promotion and large raise. So ... He hired a good Engineer with promises of promotion into management (which is very hard to get into in my company) and raise to be a manager under him. A few of us were convinced to work for the new Production Engineering Manager by our own promotions and raises. As soon as the group was populated with unsuspecting (if not too alert) engineers, he fired the manager and decided he would be the leader of the group. He is famous for coming into a room of people doing good work and redirecting the work into some obtuse direction. The latest is, that $2 Billion government project doesn't need a schedule. He says, "I don't believe in earned value management". We are going to start managing by "Networking" activities without dates and then only approving for production to move forward when HE says that the individual part has passed his criteria. He is going to hold reviews for every single part and only approve for the part to move to the next stage of production after it meets his criteria. What criteria you ask? He wants us to write the criteria for each part to move to the next stage.
He believes that by raising his voice and saying "I'm passionate about ........" it means that he actually has some understanding of the subject (and has some feelings). Last week he brought us all in and redirected us to a new course of action. Forget all the work you made commitments to complete (never mind your reputation) .... I want you all to look at the lost items report and track down all the lost items. (This is a true story) So a bunch of highly paid, experienced engineers are running around our company's property looking for lost items. It's like the highest paid group of scavenger hunters ever. We are authorized travel to the other company property in a different state to look for lost items there, too.
The latest is our bungee Director has started disappearing for several days at a time. I think the weight of the bungee attached to his back is starting to wear him down. Letâ€™s hope he springs out of here before he ruins all of our reputations. By the way, the company only lets you move to a different job after 6 months in a position so none of us can leave.
OK, one more story. The Bungee Director let it slip that his father is a Vice President of another sector of the company. It was then that I understood how he became the Director of Production Engineering. There is so much more but I have to get back to looking for the lost indicator panel.
Hoping to see a strip with:
Frame 1. Dilbert explains he's cobbled together a computer to run Ubuntu.
Frame 2. Dilbert explains to the boss he's now running Ubuntu to do his work.
Frame 3. Boss says "Can't use Ubuntu. It's got a funny name that might embarrass the company.
There has been a major "HAPPENING" reported from many parts of India. All the laptops and computers are getting conked off. M.Night cannot take all the credit for this, the bug which devoured the post must be suffering a severe case of indigestion and hence the catastrophe...
I have a serious problem with the site. Apart from being slow, it does not really remember me. The site forgets my details after I restart my system. I will be happy to know what I should do from Dogbert - the tech support!