Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Multitasking is best reserved for operating systems
Remember "Failure to plan is planning to fail"? I actually heard one major (read as incessant) harrumpher (who is competing for his Junior Captain Of Industry award) say in a meeting on Tuesday "You know, we really didn't anticipate how much the scope was going to change and just how much work may actually be out there". This is what is known in the trade as a Blinding Glimpse Of The Obvious.
The harrumphers want to take us out for dinner tonight as a "Team Building Exercise". Considering the state of corporate expense policies, I would imagine we'll get a place that's somewhere between Applebee's and Bennigan's in terms of menu and price. A minor corollary to The Proprietor's Law is "While it's good to keep your friends close and your enemies closer, watch your tail when going out with them, especially when alcohol is being served".
Thursday's going to be a real load of laughs too.
Wielding the leaden rapier briefly, this has to be one of the worst choices of a code name for software one could make in this "best shoring" climate.