"Joe the Plumber emerged in the recent US Presidential election
campaign, and became a representation of regular American workers.
What's not as well known is that Joe has a cousin, Cain the Chief
"Cain is my little work of fiction, but do allow him to
represent the modern IT team leader, currently besieged with budget
cuts, spending freezes and team member redundancies.
"Joe and Cain have different jobs but there are some
similarities. For one, they both work on the behind-the-scenes work
that integrates homes and offices with regional, national and
"A lot of people don't put any thought into what Joe and Cain do
until something goes wrong and they are literally engulfed with poo
everywhere. Even then, they want it to be fixed right away and
complain about the bill."