RE: 40-hour weeks

Subject: RE: 40-hour weeks
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 11:40:50 -0600

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

> And annoyingy common as well. It's an unfortunate fact of
> life that bad managers tend to outnumber good ones.

Management, like science fiction, movies, TV, snack foods, gadgets,
software manuals, and a host of other things, tends to follow Sturgeon's
Law*. Excellence in almost any endeavor is rare.

The exceptions are things like high-altitude mountaineering, precision
aerobatics, etc., where the mediocre and inadequate tend not to survive.

The "termination with extreme prejudice" of sub-par managers hasn't
caught on in most places. ;-)



Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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