Here's something from my `Forwarded e-mails' category. It was received back in 2002, originally as a Powerpoint presentation. I can't remember who sent it, but whenever the young engineers under my supervision get discouraged, I would show them this.
SALES STAFF AND ENGINEERS
3 Real Life Stories (well, not quite real life...)
Eleven people were dangling below a helicopter on a rope. There were ten sales people and one engineer.
Since the rope was not strong enough to hold them all, they decided that one of them had to let go to save all the others.
They could not decide who should be the volunteer. Finally the engineer said that he would let go of the rope since engineers are used to do everything for the company. They forsake their family, don’t claim all of their expenses and do a lot of overtime without getting anything in return.
When he finished his moving speech, all the sales people began to clap…
Moral : Never underestimate the powers of the engineer.
The next 2 stories coming soon...