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January 28, 2012

Alpha corp versus beta corp: a play for twitter

Filed under: fun, social engineering — Tags: — oracleaide @ 1:32 am

α-company:
“The project is late. Although you are a database guy, could you help the team with a Java project? “

engineer:
“Sure thing. I am an engineer after all”

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ß-company:
“The project is late. The team has to work on weekends.”

engineer:
“Although I am a database guy I can help the team with the Java project.”

ß-company:
“???”
“o_O”
(mumbling) “He is weird. DBAs don’t do Java.”

engineer:
“Seriously. Let me help”

ß-company:
“Thank you. We will hire more Java developers.
In the meantime – the team will work on weekends.”

——————————————————————————————————————————————
α-company:
“We did it! The project is on schedule. Let’s drink some beer at the pub downstairs!”

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ß-company:
“We were late,
we have tons of bugs,
customers are not happy,
but…
we will pretend it is a huge success!

Let’s have a happy hour!

The pub is 10 miles away and there is no mass transportation.
So – don’t drink and drive. “

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Curtain.
Voice behind the curtain:
“α-company has a profit margin of 3 percent.
ß-company has a profit margin of 30 percent.”

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All persons fictitious disclaimer.

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1 Comment »

  1. […] Part II. ———————————————————————————————– α-corp: “We have a problem to solve. Let’s drink some beer downstairs.” ———————————————————————————————– ß-corp: “We keep having problems. We need to change. Let’s be agile and mimic α-corp. (see Part I) […]

    Pingback by Sequel: α-corp vs ß-corp « oracle aide — February 17, 2012 @ 8:27 pm


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