sweetgazebo wrote: ....
well, you know .. life is not always fair .. when I started working, I was in a telecom service company, and my immediate superior didn''t know how to calculate distribution patterns. His only qualification was he was my then boss' pet .. and an Aussie .. and he had worked for CNN during the GW1 .. (I ddin't ask him what he did with Peter Arnett .. or whether he was just the boom-mike guy .. )
The next job ? Well, it too was a telecom company, I had a Brit, who didn't know how to work on intermediate frequencies, and invert the ranges, and will make me work out and then not a mention about my efforts .. when he loudly claims that the problem was solved and we are getting the 'feed' .. he had this magic-cheet-sheet, and if something is beyond that frequency, he will be lost ..
and then you know what happened ? I got plugged into a sat com company, and we were doing fixed C Band systems. I had no clue how the parabolic antenna gain calculations for each downlink was and my workers, none of them who could speak english, were the ones who were doing the raw cuts, measurements and all, and once it is finished, I switch on my Spectrum Analyser and I never failed to get 90% or higher reception at the Block converter on a clear day.
And my then big boss, a very technical guy, once casually asked me how we work out the figures, and I gave him a deer-in-the-headlight look .. and he smiled and told me "you are the manager because you know english. If the workers knew english, you would be the one working for them' .. well, my exposure was purely On the job, and with zero technical exposure .. and my workers were purely hands-on guys, but cannot do a proper sales pitch and get the deal closed. Oh, and I was wearing tie, while my workers were in work overall .. and I was placed there as a temporary manager while the above scene happened ..
Then in my next crash landed job, I was figuring out HVAC, and same: my supervisor was there because he has been there for centuries, and for simple HVAC calculations, he tended to over-spec and run over budget. Only when I figured out that he had no clue did I understand why a 36,000 BTU need was boosted to 48,000 BTU requirement, simply because the man didn't know what was the actual need, airflow etc. .. I did learn how to work out the numbers and to watch for air-flow etc .. and in more than half the installations, preceeding my time, I realised that should somebody do certification, it would have failed miserably .. forget fire safety standards ..
And sometime ago, I met a mid-level chief in a private bank (no, not Indian .. ) .. and he was claiming to be a hands-on boss .. and often posts on his facebook that he often attended Oracle courses, and is claiming to be a Oracle Database Master ..
And seriously, and not to offend him, I asked him how generally they manage Oracle partitions .. and he was like "I don't know- my guys take care of it" and he went on to say that he is a a "AVP" and he doesn't need to know such trivial stuff .. the crux of the matter is .. my question was more on a general nature .. about overall infrastructure .. who, as an AVP, in charge of his SME - should know .. or so I thought .. guess where he is now, one year later ? He is back in his native land, a country where average temperature year around didn't go beyond 20 degree C .. and claims to have decided to 'take a break from work' ... the only qualification that his engineers were saying is that he worked for his 'national bank' .. whatever that meant .. (I would have not been in such awe, if he had got out of his situation by claiming secrecy clause and all .. but .. .. )
You know what I mean .. ?? So, sometimes you are put in places, where your supervisor know lesser than you or is clueless. Oh well, he is there for x, y or z reason .. and if they can warm the seat for longer period .. they know something that you don't know .. which could be stuff like 'give the management what they want' or ... plain 'keep the deck clean and the crew in line and no revolt on board' ..
so either you suck it up and pull your pants and work, or buzz off .. no, that is not a pro-indian defence here (as you are constantly insinuating, when an alternate view is presented.. ) .. and .. I am merely stating the facts of corporate life ..
And, oh, well .. that's all I was gonna say .. you can infer whatever you want from it ..
Have a wonderful day ..
And .. I was just thinking, wouldn't you have some originality and started a new thread, instead of hijacking another thread ??:D