Re: Out of the Pond

"Walter Roberson" <roberson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message

Running the computer systems can call for a lot of creativity --
coming up with ways to minimize risk and minimize downtime,

Oh, I absolutely agree with you. Creativity is a key part of any knowledge
worker's job. And although developers may sometimes look down on operations
types as drones, the job, as you point out, can take more creativity.

But among computer guys, especially developers, claims about how creative
pursuits are different and need different resources is another way of saying
"don't expect me to produce anything useful". OK, they don't MEAN to say
that, but that is how it is read.

I don't doubt that OP's role requires creativity, but when someone harps on
the creativity required, and how the corporation doesn't permit it, that is
usually a signal that he doesn't understand what the job is supposed to



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