A nice slow car crash — 4 Comments

  1. Absolutely typical in most organisations these days. One place you don’t come across this nonsense on the IT side of things is the exploration & production side of oil & gas. In fact it’s a standard question & goes as follows. If you have three people who are having IT issues & they are a director, trader, geologist or reservoir engineer. In what order to you deal with them. The geologist & res end come first, the trader next the director last. Ask how you explain that to the director that they have had to wait. The answer is without the first & second people the trader has nothing to trade & when they can’t work the company isn’t making money.

    • Rather than just oil & gas, it’s actually the difference between public and private sector.
      RTE, like the BBC, NHS, Civil Service etc have senior management who wouldn’t recognise a business issue if it bit them on the arse. They’re all run by self-aggrandised posers who couldn’t hack it in the real world, yet claim they’re worth the same rewards.

      • The adage applied to RTE management – they are all promoted above the level of their ability. In the good old days when I first joined the place was mostly run by engineers and technical people. Over the years the accountants took over and it became a case of cost versus quality. The cost side invariably won, unless of course it involved the managers when cost became secondary.

  2. This is the ‘Peter Principal’ in all it’s glory. “Everyone rises to their own level of incompetence.”

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