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IT vs Management

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IT vs Management

A woman in a hot air balloon, realizing she was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a man below.
She descended further and shouted to the man "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet her an hour ago, but I don't know where I am"

The man below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be in IT," said the balloonist.

"Actually I am," replied the man, "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you have told me is technically correct but I've no idea what to make of your information and the fact is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed me even more."

The man below responded, "You must be in Management."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are, or where you're going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you won't keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my f***ing fault...
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Oh man - I work in IT and that sums up my entire life! Less a joke and more therapy - thanks man

Yep that is a good one mate and I've come across both over the years - managers who are total tools and techies who try to blather you with a bucket full of none sense - how long and how much normal gets everyone to the point I find, oh and "do you want this job or not" tends to bring things into focus too.

Sorry Guesty - no offence intended - I'm kind of in IT too, and erm management.

Non taken! I am too. Manage 9 Support staff at the moment. Was a Techy for 10 years previous so know both sides of it!
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