in reply to Least favorite non-geek(s) at my job:
My boss is a former geek, but he's not really in tune with what's going on. He wants to retire one of our old production systems (after it moves on to another platform) and is trying to retrain all of us on the new platform, thinking that we won't have anything to do when the old platform is switched off. 95%+ of our time is not on the old platform, so we just have to wonder why the retraining? FYI, the old system is rock-solid and doesn't need a lot of support. Learning new stuff is cool and all, but if we're busy doing other things, how is this supposed to work?