in reply to (OT) On starting a new job
Ask yourself this question of every law, rule, guideline, meme, mantra, and dogma to which you are subjected or expected to observe;
Does this rule(etc.) exist to serve the happiness of the individuals; or the well-being, profitability or productivity of the group; or simply to establish and reenforce the exclusivity of the rulemakers?
Examine what is said, not who speaks."But you should never overestimate the ingenuity of the sceptics to come up with a counter-argument." -Myles Allen
"Think for yourself!" - Abigail "Time is a poor substitute for thought"--theorbtwo "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
"Memory, processor, disk in that order on the hardware side. Algorithm, algorithm, algorithm on the code side." - tachyon