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Standing up for the Pointy Haired Boss (for once)

Of course, I’m a huge fan of Scott Adams.  Yes, I  nod knowingly at the hilarious observations of Dilbert’s working life.

But from time to time I think someone needs to stand up for the pointy haired boss…

progress report dilbert

If he thought for one moment that Wally would pro-actively volunteer information on technical issues that endanger the successful timely completion of the project he wouldn’t need to ask the question.

The desire of many engineers to exist in an undisturbed vacuum only surfacing to tell someone that they’ve just missed a deadline is not something to be lauded (or encouraged).