BELLEVUE BREAKFAST ROTARY CLUB

 IN THIS ISSUE:

Vol. 15, No. 22, November 25, 2002

Make Believe

A young mother overheard her 5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding."

The wedding vows went like this: "You have the right to remain silent, anything you say may be held against you, you have the right to have an attorney present. You may kiss the bride."


Hes Not a Quitter

A guy walks into the Human Resources Department of a large company and hands the HR manager his application. The manager begins to scan the sheet, and notices that the applicant has been fired from every job he has ever held.

"I must say, your work history is terrible. It looks like you've been fired from every job you've ever had."

"That's right," says the applicant.

"Well, how can I justify hiring you with a record like that?"

"Hey!" says the guy as he pokes the application. "At least I'm not a quitter!"

Web Fun

HOW THE SOFTWARE INDUSTRY WORKS

Programmer to Team Leader:

    "We CANNOT do this proposed project. It will involve a major design change and no one in our team knows the design of this system. And above that, nobody in our company knows the language in which this application has been written. If you ask my personal opinion, the company should never take these types of projects."

Team Leader to Project Manager:

    "This project will involve a design change. Currently, we don't have any staff who has experience in this type of work. Also, the language is unfamiliar to us, so we will have to arrange for some training if we take this project. In my personal opinion, we are not ready to take on a project of this nature."

Project Manager to 1st Level Manager:

    "This project involves a design change in the system and we don't have much experience in that area. Also, not many people in our company are appropriately trained for it. In my personal opinion, we would need more time than usual to complete it."

1st Level Manager to Senior Level Manager:

    "This project involves design re-engineering. We have some people who have worked in this area and others who know the implementation language. So they can train other people. In my personal opinion we should take this project, but with caution."

Senior Level Manager to CEO:

    "This project will demonstrate to the industry our capabilities in remodeling the design of a complete legacy system. We have all the necessary skills and people to execute this project successfully. Some people have already given in house training in this area to other staff members. In my personal opinion, we should not let this project slip by us under any circumstance."

CEO to Client:

    "This is the type of project in which our company specializes. We have executed many projects of the same nature for many large clients. Trust me when I say that we are the most competent firm in the industry for doing this kind of work. It is my personal opinion that we can execute this project successfully and well within the given time frame."

 

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