book: the peter principle

"why things always go wrong"
"why things always go wrong"

yea… a book review — deal with it

so geoff suggested it because he thought that i’d relate to the different topics discussed… and damn, i related a bunch to it

the overall principle states that “In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence.” [wiki] — this basically means that you’ll keep getting promoted until you hit a job title where you just suck

i’ve seen this before — a great salesperson will be promoted to a managerial position and since they have a sales background and not a managerial background, they’ll suffer at that position

the book details how fast one will move up the ranks… this is where it gets similar to my life…

peter defines pull as “an employee’s relationship–by blood, marriage, or acquaintance–with a person above him in the hierarchy” — it’s similar to the phrase, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”… kinda sorta…

anyway, the patron is a person who can help me to rise — we’ll call him chaunce in this case… ha — peter states, “an unmotivated patron is no patron”

“see that the patron has something to gain by assisting you, or something to lose by not assisting you, to rise in the hierarchy” — i guess he gained many free zj’s with my recent move upstairs… so there you go. congrats, chaunce

shoot… i hope i haven’t hit my incompetence level… LAL (i totally stole that from amir)… ok fine, LOLerskates!