Thursday, June 6, 2013

When proposal writers get uppity #apmp

You know how there are jobs that ANYONE can do?

Now the people who twirl signs on the street would object to this statement. "Yeah, right," they'd reply. "I'd like to see you try to stand on a corner for several hours straight, performing in an entertaining manner so that people pay attention to the company you're advertising."

And administrative assistants to nuclear engineers would object to this statement. "Yeah, right," they'd reply. "You try dealing with a nuclear engineer day in and day out."

And, if you haven't figured it out by now, proposal writers would object to this statement also. See my prior post on this.

In fact, within the past few months, I've had occasion to send this statement to a co-worker:

We’ve made a deal with the engineers: we (usually) don’t code, and the engineers (usually) don’t write.

Don't cross us proposal writers. We have our red pens - well, unless the flight attendants and pilots won't let us take them on planes any more.

P.S. For the record, I performed some Hypertalk programming in the late 1980s. Not that this particular skill is in current demand...
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