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1/27/2018

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/9/2018 | 1:42:51 AM
Re: Keep on keepin on
@mhh: I see it in every office, in every industry. Blue-collar, white-collar. Public sector, private sector. For-profit, not-for-profit. The Peter Principle is alive and well and on steroids. Human beings are irrational, and it shows from the way their work environments and org charts are maintained.
mhhfive
mhhfive
3/8/2018 | 5:44:34 PM
Re: Keep on keepin on
> "Many people show up, do nothing useful, act incompetent, and still get paid."

Whoa.. what industry is that? I assume government? I dunno how anyone can keep a job if they're incompetent (or act like it) and do nothing useful.... 
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/8/2018 | 3:33:37 PM
Re: Keep on keepin on
@mhh: At least those people were getting work done! Many people show up, do nothing useful, act incompetent, and still get paid.
mhhfive
mhhfive
3/6/2018 | 7:04:30 PM
Re: Keep on keepin on
> "eventually you can stop dealing with co-workers (and, sometimes, stop coming in to the office) altogether."

LOL. Does this really work? Reminds me of that guy who outsourced his job... And I knew a guy who automated his job without telling anyone.... 
Michelle
Michelle
2/26/2018 | 2:23:04 PM
Re: Keep on keepin on
A.k.a. the George Costanza rule of work
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/25/2018 | 10:06:03 PM
Re: Keep on keepin on
> "I assume the group is tasked with so much they don't have time to do everything they would like."

Frankly, this is a common trick. Act overworked enough, and eventually you can stop dealing with co-workers (and, sometimes, stop coming in to the office) altogether.

HR departments figured this out years ago.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/25/2018 | 10:04:26 PM
Security
For me, it's security.

The cloud is not insecure per se...but (1) because cloud represents a massive, attractive, low-hanging fruit of valuable data, and (2) cloud security settings are all too easily screwed up.

Also, (3) you have to rely on ALL of the security processes of your provider. All the technological security in the world means nothing if a provider's customer-service and/or other teams can be socially engineered. (See, for instance, how Mat Honan's online presence was completely wiped out a few years ago.)
Michelle
Michelle
2/6/2018 | 3:38:08 PM
Re: Keep on keepin on
Unfortunately, that's very true. You can never tick all the boxes, unfortunately.
mhhfive
mhhfive
2/5/2018 | 3:12:38 PM
Re: Keep on keepin on
Maintaining all the features you want -- while keeping costs down.. that's always the challenge. You want it fast, quick and cheap? Pick two.... 
Michelle
Michelle
1/28/2018 | 5:47:16 PM
Keep on keepin on
I chose "operations". I don't work in the IT department, but I work closely with them. I assume the group is tasked with so much they don't have time to do everything they would like. Supporting a very large organization can be challenging.
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