[thechat] No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Jack Timmons jorachim at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 18:18:51 CDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Conyers, Dwayne <dwayne.conyers at hp.com>wrote:

> Over the past three years, have been working a project to reengineer a
> paper and sneaker-net system into an on-line workflow.  The lead engineer
> did everything to block all of my architectural recommendations:

As much as that sucks, it's a common situation. When I started to work where
I did, the current IT Manager disagreed with everything I said. Luckily, in
this power struggle, I eventually get to take his place and finally prove my
way was the best available.
I feel for you, though. There's nothing like that feeling to make you lose
hope. Keep preachin', though, and keep trying. I've always believed that by
giving up, I'm also giving in, and like Roger's analogy, I'm usually the
type that makes waves instead of going to SOP. Then again, I could just be

Keep plugging at those leads, and do what you do best. Wishing you luck.

-Jack Timmons
Twitter: @codeacula

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