Well, not only that, but can you imagine working in an office environment
where, if any "off-topic" non-work-related discussion ensues AT ALL, the
response is "shut up, I don't want to know ANYTHING about you personally;
we're simply here to work and for no other reason. I don't want to know
anything about you, about your family, your background, your philosophy,
your taste in music or cars, your hopes and aspirations, NOTHING!!!
"We're here to work, PERIOD. I don't want ANY communication on a personal
That's simply ludicrous. It is NOT how people function even in a working
environment. The biggest "business deals" are always transacted over lunch,
or a barbeque, or a baseball game.
Get real. In some ways we're only pixels on your video screen, but these ARE
real flesh-and-blood people behind the words.
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 3:07 PM
> To: David Adie; seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: 1970 - get a grip
> You might want to lighten up a little. The list gets off track from time
> to time, but the even counting Polhemus and I thumping each other signal
> to noise ratio is a damn sight higher here than in any office I've worked
> in. We have the opportunity to talk shop with top notch engineers. No
> point playing more-tight-assed-than-thou over the odd off-topic post. We
> get a helluva lot of free engineering consulting from this list, we can
> afford the occasional 'witty banter.'
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