Wednesday, October 26, 2005
It seems that, in every software project I'm involved with, I eventually get asked this question in a meeting:
Kris, is there a "fast mode" we could use to improve performance?
Why yes, of course! Why didn't I think of that? I could just turn on fast-mode, and then performance will be twice as good. And then I guess I could disable slow-mode, which would double performance yet again.
Thank goodness I have managers who can correct these silly oversights on my part.
It makes me think two things:
* Even I could get a job as a 'manager'. How much does it pay? Do I get a decent vision and dental plan?
* Every job category is full of clueless managers. It's the peter principle at work.
In my current job, most of the managers have marketing backgrounds. So there is less technical knowledge, and also a tendency to believe that anything they want is possible, given sufficient motivation.
You definitely could get a job as a manager in any of the companies I've worked for.
Somehow, that frightens me.
On the other hand, if my current job as a government bureaucrat doesn't work out, at least I know I can get a job I'm really not qualified for...