Re: Printers, Fonts, Networks

Subject: Re: Printers, Fonts, Networks
From: Bonni Graham <bonnig -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 29 May 1995 18:02:59 -0700

Robert Plamondon wrote:
>1. All MIS decsisions are political in nature; none are technical.

>2. MIS is lower than a snake's belly in the corporate pecking order.
> 2a. MIS folds up like a house of cards when faced with serious opposition
> of any kind, unless the opposition can be painted as "anti-management."
> 2b. Faced with rebellion in the ranks, management has a strong desire
> to punish MIS, rather than the people with products to produce.
> 2c. MIS is aware of all this, and tends to appease loud, organized
> opposition groups, especially when they drag their management into
> the fray early on.

In defense of the people on the "worker bee" end of MIS (one of which my
husband was before he got sick of this very thing), the network techs know this
and hate it as much as everyone else. Many of those in the trenches DO know
better but are unable to convince management of this (see Dilbert, panel eight,
I believe, from 5/28/95's newspaper).

Bonni Graham
Manual Labour
"My opinions match those of my employer exactly, since she is me."

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