Friday, September 10, 2010

Shit Rises to the Top

Stranga and I worked at the same company in New York for a couple of years together. We had a VP of IT (who, somehow, still holds that position) who pissed us off to no end for a number of reasons - one of them being she had/has virtually NO IT experience. She was annoying to talk to, offered nothing of value to our department whatsoever and, we figured, she must have blown someone to get such a high-level and well-paid position in a large company.

Anyway, this frustration was driven home to our entire team one day when we were discussing the move of one of the departments on another floor. The answer to one of her questions was, "Well, we'd just need to get a USB hub and hook it up." Her response: "What's that?"

Case closed. Yet she was (and is) making 6 figures a year....