Jason Hiner wrote a funny article about working in IT. If you work in IT, you would enjoy the article that can be found here.
His #1 secret (IT guys frequently use jargon to confuse nontechnical business managers and hide the fact that they screwed up) is very true. People cover up all the time thinking that their business partners are morons. Some of them are. But, most of these guys are waking up and understanding the technology just to level up with techies.
I can’t deny his secret #8 — You will go from goat to hero and back again multiple times within any given day. Well, sometimes many goats assemble together and make sure that no goat becomes the hero.
I want to add secret #11. Never let your business partners know about your salary. Most of the business partners make far less than IT guys. If they know that you make more than them, they will make sure that you have hell of a time in the business requirements meetings!
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