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Steve Naidamast11-Mar-20 4:03
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I had a similar issue way back in the 1970s when I was working with IBM's excellent System 3/Model 12 systems.

I was learning development at that time but the manager hired a "super star" just like the guy you describe.

This new fellow was a complete idiot because he thought he could do no wrong. Well, he did plenty wrong. One day he came in and simply removed a disk while it was being backed up, scrambling the entire system to pieces. The operator, who I had trained to an expert capability was not in the computer room when this jerk simply did his thing so he could get on with his work.

Other times he would take perfectly well written applications that did exactly what they were supposed to do and turn them into gargantuan nightmares filled with bugs and defects.

By the time I left this position I had developed the entire ticket tracking and inventory systems, which were quite extensive at the time. Each system had a single operator intervention with the computer and then they could be left run overnight. These systems ran like clock work for months on a regular basis without a single issue.

Before I left, I prepared exact instructions on how to update the source code and run the two systems. Well the jerk here thought he knew better. He took both systems and turned them into unworkable messes.

When I cam back for a visit with some friends they told me that the inventories had not been completed in 6 weeks and the still couldn;t get them to run properly.

So when a know-it-all shows up on the premises bury him at least 20 feet down, deep in a forest, and then pour lime on the body. Make sure the ditch is covered with used soil and ensure there is no trace of a burial... Laugh | :laugh: Laugh | :laugh: Laugh | :laugh: Laugh | :laugh:
Steve Naidamast
Sr. Software Engineer
Black Falcon Software, Inc.
blackfalconsoftware@outlook.com

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