On 1/17/2013 3:16 PM, Kevin wrote: > On Jan 15, 6:31 pm, M Purcell <sacsca...@aol.com> wrote: >> On Jan 15, 4:17 pm, Kevin <barry196...@yahoo.com> wrote: >> >>> I have to say that the most useless information I've acquired to date >>> is to have the 'Cop Paradigm' made comprehensible to me... How sucky >>> is it to work in a machine shop that is managed by former cops? Yeah, >>> Well, It is suckier that that, let me tell you something... You would >>> thing that there is a balance between the lavish praise that the >>> government gives to the police and how delusional the rest of us know >>> that cops must be for believing that the rest of us really give a >>> shit. Oh, No, it isn't like that at all... Ya know, I'm 100% Rock & >>> Roll and I don't comprehend flattery... Cops comprehend flattery and >>> that is the really weird thing with them... No matter how much you >>> might know about science and other things which are important to the >>> government... Government trust is controlled by the cop paradigm. >> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_flattery >> >> It's easier to trust something you control. > > :| > > True enough... I suppose in the final analysis, my mother was right > (She didn't want me to go into engineering...) I doesn't seem fair, I > think... An honest university professor should tell his engineering > students that the bosses of engineers are the worst bosses and every > other boss an engineer has will be worse then the previous boss... I > still have a smile on my face though... Empathy as a science is > controlled by engineers... It is dishonest to claim that anyone > empathizes with an engineer... It gives engineers at least the margin > of power... Only engineers collectively can legitimize who is and who > is not an empathetic character.
Does something change an engineer who becomes a boss (manager)? Seems they can be a disaster if they try to come back down in the trenches and "dabble" as an engineer again.