RE: 40-hour weeks

Subject: RE: 40-hour weeks
From: Kevin McLauchlan <kmclauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 15:30:21 -0400

On Behalf Of Richard Lewis wrote:

> I work a max of 40 hours a week. Of that, only about 20% of my time is
> productive.

Ah, but remember that old joke:

Homeowner has plumbing problem and calls plumber.
Plumber arrives, surveys situation for a couple of minutes, hauls out a big
pipe-wrench and hits the pipe hard.
"That'll be $200", sez the plumber.
The homeowner is outraged. "Whaddya mean $200!? All you did was whack the
pipe! I could have done that!"
Plumber ponders for a few seconds, scribbles on a pad and hands homeowner an
itemized bill ~
"Hitting pipe ... $5.00
Knowing where to hit ... $195.00"

At least some of that other eighty percent of your time is where you learn
all about "where to hit". Yes?


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