Skip to comments.This is why the most useless people are also the "sharpest"
Posted on 02/04/2014 9:52:40 AM PST by The Looking Spoon
This describes Democrats and Republicans (note: NOT conservatives) pretty well, the only modification would be adding "useful" to the end of the sentence.
And, the only way to never make a mistake is to never do anything; the only way to never be wrong is never to say anything, etc.
This needs to go onto my Facebook page.
When I was a factory foreman there was a guy in another department I always snatched up to work in mine if possible. He clearly wasn’t very bright so I wouldn’t have trusted him to mix paint or measure viscosity or anything like that but he was a machine when it came to simpler jobs. He was better than the people in my own department because he didn’t see those jobs as beneath him like my prima donna painters did.
When I used to manage engineering groups, PhD’s were the most useless.
Prior to entering college and meeting professors, the only PhD I ever knew was a receiver for the manufactured homes company I delivered to. I think we made about the same amount of pay per hour, except I was part-time, and still in high school.
My son has a PhD in physics and is doing very well financially.
Good for him. PhDs in the sciences and engineering are in demand.
Back in the early 80s, I worked with a guy like that. We were both programmers in a large company.
He was a good looking guy, blond with a big mustache, and he always wore a blue pinstriped suit, white shirt, red tie, and highly polished shoes. He would personally deliver the reports to the users with a smile, they all thought he was great.
He was secretly called The Polish Calvary Officer, because everybody believed he was dumb enough to charge Nazi tanks with a spear.
One of the other guys was asked to look at one of the PCO’s programs because it consumed enormous amounts of CPU. After looking at the code for five minutes, he broke into unquenchable laughter, and couldn’t even stop himself to tell us what was so funny.
When he finally got control of himself, he explained. For each record in the input file, you had to look up the customer name. Instead of using a find with the customer identifier, the PCO had simply read the customer file sequentially until he came to the customer he was looking for.....but, even if he found it at near the beginning of the file, he kept going all the way to the end!
This incident confirmed the PCO’s reputation of not being the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Thanks. He was heavily recruited by US defense industry companies when he was still in college.
It took me a while to figure that out. He is a red-blooded (I was US navy, submarines) American who could qualify for any secret levels that may be required.
The majority of PhD graduates in this country (especially hard sciences) are foreigners or recent immigrants...not qualified for secret military work.
(A bit on the lazy side, IMO)
It’s hard to find an MD with a last name I can pronounce....
Yes, but physics is useful. The guy I knew was a philosophy PhD.
That, and I'm pretty sure he was stoned most days...
When I started out as a simple bookkeeper for hotels (and moved up) I also did part time temp work every once in a while.
I got a lot, and I mean A LOT, of jobs cleaning up the books done by CPA’s.
“Sharp enough to stick in the ground-green enough to grow.”
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