Fri, Dec 10, 2004, 6:42am (EST-1) email@example.com (Todd Fatheree) put
You assume too much. I have, actually. A full tear-off and re-shingle.
It's very hard work (I'm not looking forward to doing it again), but not
terribly difficult to understand.
No, I didn't assume anything. What I said was, "sounds like".
However, in your words, it also sounds like you've only done it once.
No, it's "not" terribly difficult to understand. However, like many
other things,"understanding" (knowing the theory) doesn't mean you're
automatically good at it. Hell, I "understand" a lot of things, but
that doesn't mean I could do them, or at least do them well, or as fast.
Sounds like you and Karl Marx would get along fine. Power to the people!
Nope, I don't believe in Communism. The theory is good, but theres
always people on top skimming the cream, without contributing anything,
so in real-life I don't see it as a viable solution.
In all of my military assignments, within 6 months, I could do "any"
duty my people had. Any problems came up, I could tell what they were,
and how to correct them. I could watch any of my people for 5 minutes,
or less, and tell if they were doing their job right or not. I've never
seen any civilian supervisor, or manager, that could even come close to
If you were doing this as a business, I hope your accountant has a good
way of accounting for "karma" in the financial statement.
It's an intangible, but it's called customer relations. I know if
I had someone not take off $100 on materials, and I found out about it,
I would be inclined not to deal with them again. On the other hand, if
I got the benefit of the $100, I "would" be inclined toward repeat
business, and speaking favorably of them.
Remember: Nova is Avon, spelled backwards.