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Martin [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
17 years ago5,224 views

Managing 100 direct reports? You must be kidding me.

Peter Svensson [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

It's interesting that the author of the Microsoft memo/mail first argues that giving the employees benefits is like treating them like kids (slightly derogatively) and then, without breaking for breath, wishes the same changes (or some of them) made for themselves.

Also, to provide a variety of workplace accommodations, and sometimes also have toset up temporary quarters is not the same thing as treating programmers as interchangeable parts. It's treating the individual workplaces as interchangeable parts (arguably).

This article makes me wonder how stringent Microsoft's screening processes really are, nowadays :)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I agree with Martin.. any more then 10 direct report means there something fishy..!!

Oh btw.. thats why a platoon consisits only 10 members.. :)-

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

MS should also offer onsite health care.

That way if you get hit with a flying chair you won't miss much work.

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

...someone is a little jealous of Google ;)

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Mary Jo Foley tracked down what looks to be the author of the email:

Rajab [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

all i can say is wow..

[Signatures removed. -Philipp]

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