IT vs Management - joke

  • Liam Gavin-382521

    SSC Veteran

    Points: 239

    A woman in a hot air balloon, realizing she was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a man below. She descended further and shouted to the man "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet her an hour ago, but I don't know where I am"

    The man below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

    "You must be in IT," said the balloonist.

    "Actually I am," replied the man, "How did you know?"

    "Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you have told me is technically correct but I've no idea what to make of your information and the fact is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."

    The man below responded, "You must be in Management."

    "I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

    "Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going.

    You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my f***ing fault..."

  • Tom257


    Points: 11475


    and another old one, just to illustrate how helpful people in our industry can be.

    How many hardware engineers does it take to change a light bulb?

    None - they can fix it in software.

    How many software engineers does it take to change a light bulb?

    None - they can put it in the documentation.

    How many technical authors does it take to change a light bulb?

    None - the user should figure it out for himself.

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