My boss called me to her office once and said, 'Refamiliarize yourself with this program we were thinking about using last year. We have a 10:30 meeting scheduled to discuss it. I looked at my watch - it was 10:27. That was worth 1.7% of my time. Or less.
How many points do I get for doing the math on my slide rule?
No, not kidding, I used my Pickett N 3-ES. (I know, using a Deci-tri-Log duplex dual-base for this is like putting in thumbtacks with a sledgehammer, but it's my daily use slide rule and did the job quite nicely, thank you).
How many geeks....I mean, readers, pulled out a calculator to check if Scott was correct with the 3.7%.
Double geek points if you used the Windows calculator and triple points if you did it in your head!
Wow, Scott just summed up the 12 bosses I have had since leaving the military! Currently, my Federal Lead just made me the "expert" on six different systems that I have absolutly no access to. Then, told all of the other federal managers that they need to address their problems to me about those systems and I will expidite their problem resolutions and have all projects complete by the end of February. I inherited 57 unique problems on those systems (over 200 help desk tickets - one of the systems I don't have access to) and no way, except force of personality, to get the job done. I would gladly trade jobs with Dilbert! BTW, I still have to get my own work done on time! Retirement - never! Disability via nervous breakdown - priceless!