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Ha! Found it!Beejay5169 wrote: Yep, it's back! And it's a good thing that Jinx is there. He's the right person to push The Button - from memory, he got donuts, but everyone else got a pie in the face (or worse.)
I freely admit that I'm lazy. But for me it manifests in taking the time for thought, coming up with solutions, getting the job done right the first time, and if practical, automating any repetitive task. I hate having to do things over and over!hinermad wrote:Said pretty much every engineer, ever.KrakenRising wrote: We have been inconvenienced and shall risk tearing a hole in the universe as a solution.
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but laziness is the father.
As someone who has now retired from a similar situation to your current one, you have my deepest sympathy. And since you are regularly rescuing your disorganized managment and workmates, and actually doing three people's jobs, I'm afraid you can never be promoted, as you are 'too valuable in your current position.' (True quote from my former boss.)jecook wrote: as someone who regularly gets the buck dumped unceremoniously on his desk at [RedactedCo] (and usually with a short note saying 'we needed this yesterday- how fast can you do it?'), I agree with all three items above. (I also am on the receiving end of (c) as well, as I try to be as competent as my skills and knowledge allow.)
I've had that conversation myself. And don't ever believe them when they beg, "but if you can just hang in there a few more months, we'll hire someone for you to train to do this job so you can move on up." What happens is they hire someone, who then gets assigned to do the gruntwork a new project while you're stuck doing the same old sh... um, stuff.Beejay5169 wrote: And since you are regularly rescuing your disorganized managment and workmates, and actually doing three people's jobs, I'm afraid you can never be promoted, as you are 'too valuable in your current position.' (True quote from my former boss.)