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How to Survive in IT (the soft evil skills)

Dec 08, 2009, 19:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emery Fletcher)

"Sure, he's a little paranoid but he's also essentially correct (reminding us that paranoid people can have real enemies). Most of the problems we face as professional technologists are related to people and their personalities, biases and intellectual abilities, among other features unique to the human species.

"There are so many jerks out there that it's impossible to know how to survive – especially if your company is jerk-prone. And there are lots of companies that are jerk-prone.

"There are a couple of ways to go here. The first tried and true way is to complain incessantly about the idiots. We're well aware of this approach. Many of your colleagues have perfected this approach after years – and in some case decades – of honing just the right complaining twang."

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