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Re: Off topic --- How you give weekly status report ???

From: Terry Ball <>
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 09:49:12 -0500
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"Eric D. Pierce" wrote:

> I met an amusing german engineer who had recently become a manager at
> a silicion valley company (while at my favorite slightly grungy ski
> mountaineering institute near Lake Tahoe several years ago). During
> apres ski conversation, he said that the basic rule in corporate, or
> any other, work bureaucracy was to *ALWAYS* tell the people above
> *what they want to hear*, which is basically that "EVERYTHING IS
> WONDERFUL" (regardless of how bad it actually is).
> This has some interesting implications, which I'm sure the more
> expert members of the list can elaborate on, as required. :)
> regards,
> ep
> ps, for more resources type "BOFH" into a www search.

In the beginning, there was the Plan.

 And then came the Assumptions.

 And the Assumptions were without form,

 And the Plan was without substance.

 And darkness was upon the face of the Workers

 And they spoke among themselves saying, "It's a crock of shit, and it stinks."

And the Workers went unto their Supervisors and said, "It is a pail of dung, and we can't live with the smell."

And the Supervisors went unto their Managers saying, "It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it."

And the Managers went unto their Directors saying, "It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide it's strength."

And the Directors spoke among themselves, saying to one another, "It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong."

And the Directors went to the Vice Presidents saying unto them, "It promotes growth, and it is very powerful."

And the Vice Presidents went to the President saying unto him, "This new plan will actively promote growth, and vigor of the company with very powerful effects."

And the President looked upon the Plan, and said that it was good,

And the Plan became Policy.

And this is how shit happens Received on Tue Aug 01 2000 - 09:49:12 CDT

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