Re: Friday question: What's your favourite manager comment?

Subject: Re: Friday question: What's your favourite manager comment?
From: Charlotte Branth Claussen <charlotteclaussen -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 16:20:20 +0100

I forgot about that one!
I have heard it in many versions, typically being a big red flag that one
should definitely worry!

I have also heard "You can't change this content, because no-one
complained" (said about error messages that were plain wrong).

/Charlotte

2016-09-02 16:08 GMT+01:00 Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>:

> Well, there's always, "Don't worry about the missing information. We'll
> see that you get it eventually."
>
> It's that phrase "Don't worry." I think we are paid to worry, and thus we
> should worry. You would think I might have learned back when it happened
> before, elsewhere ...
>
> "Yes, I know that (writer X) who reports to you isn't working out, but
> don't worry, I'll take care of it."
>
> In retrospect he should have said, "I want to see your plan for this
> situation by tomorrow morning."
>
> Ultimately (days or weeks later) the manager assembled a team of three
> writers to do the work X had not done.
>
> On Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:21:43 -0400, Charlotte Branth Claussen <
> charlotteclaussen -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>>
>> I have more often than not reported to people with no knowledge of my
>> field. This has given rise to some interesting comments. Examples are:
>>
>> Shouldn't we move to a more modern format, such as PDF?
>> You don't need to know anything about XML!
>> Your problem is that you want to understand what you're writing about!
>>
>> What is your favourite manager comment?
>>
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