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Well, it appears that I have a new assignment/role in our company. The GM likes the way I write disciplinary notices for naughty employees, so he's taken lately to calling me in to the discussions, and having me write the results for his signature. I don't mind, but I wonder if I should be asking for hazardous duty pay?
He probably can, but like most engineers, he has trouble with expressing himself in subtle tones, and the "just-the-facts" method is rarely effective in performance reviews. I'm a bit more flexible than most technocrats in my writing.
That's highly unlikely. Most of them are completely incompetent using any technology more complex than a fork, and the few who do use computers still think Yahoo is pretty neat. If anyone needs a map, they ask me to make one, because Google is too hard.
I do know the feeling - in a previous job, I was Technical Manager and described myself as "in change of everything more complex than a mains plug". Until I found the international sales manager had problems with mains plugs, and cut them off the machine every time he went abroad. Then complained that the mains leads we fitted were too short...
Ideological Purity is no substitute for being able to stick your thumb down a pipe to stop the water