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Chris:

Right now, I can personally identify with the armpit period of your career
but with hindsight I have always found that I am happiest when I am bitching
and need to remember that the grass is always greener over the septic tank.
The armpit period of my career has shown me that I would have been more
successful brown nosing than working hard.  

Always remember that when someone has got you by the balls you are close
enough to piss on them.

Scott Haan.





-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 2:47 PM
To: ?
Subject: Re: Job burnout


>I believe the politically correct name for it these days is a "bullpen"
Perhaps I wasn't clear. By armpit, I meant that my position with that 
particular company was the armpit of my career. The vast open area was 
the armpit of the company. I've always used the term 'bullpen' to refer 
to a select group of pitches whose specialty is to snatch victory from 
the jaws of defeat. That would differ from the vast open area whose 
purpose was apparently to snatch motivation from engineers.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw


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