He should lose his whole bonus for this phrase alone...
"...optimize various cost levers to drive efficiency..."
123 posts • joined 9 Jan 2014
Looks like the Philippines Education Dept has been schooled in the art of corruption by the South African government. Any country that can make 1/3 of its GDP disappear into the pockets of cadres and their families and friends in just seven years would certainly be a welcome mentor to those of a corrupt bent.
Reminds me of a jaunt my son made to Singapore from South Africa just to pick up an important aircraft part for a client. 23 hours by air there, 6 hours of Singapore time, including the trip to and from the supplier, and 23 hours back. Apparently a grand time was had by none.
Deloitte's escapades in South Africa are well documented, having been implicated in such recent financial scandals surrounding companies Steinhoff and Tongaat Hullett as well as the state power company ESKOM. Amazing how these turds are allowed to continue operating despite their flirtations, and sometimes outright love affairs, with graft and corruption.
Nothing has changed in 20 years of IT management. I still fume over our It dept's idea of providing a fit-for-purpose pc to our graphic designer. 8GB of RAM running Windows 7 32-bit. Despite my repeated requests, they ignored the fact that it never worked well and was slower than frozen molasses and refused to upgrade the OS to 64-bit. 10 years later in the same organisation and they are still useless.
My boss stores all of his work on his laptop. The inevitable happened. Now he has to convince our IT dept to somehow rescue his files from a dead drive. It maybe possible but probably won't be cheap. I have been telling him for 8 years to store his stuff on the server but no, he knows better......
For years we stored valuable HD corporate video footage on a 2TB external hard drive because our IT dept couldn't be arsed to give us some server room to store the files. Eventually I had the CEO threaten them and all of a sudden 5TB or dedicated regularly backed up storage appeared for our dept overnight.
Two things I hate the most is when nobody listens and when I end up being right because nobody listened.
Sounds like a 6 month gig my son had just after leaving school. His job was to set up iPads for use in various schools around the country. Since this was accomplished in bulk by a suitably equipped computer, he managed to get halfway through his 6 month allocation of iPads in about 1 month. His boss told him to slow down or else he would end up finishing long before the end of the contract period and would only get paid for the time he worked. Needless to say he took the advice and stretched the job out to its required maximum.
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