Subject: Re: Anyone looking for a Lisp/AI job in Pennsylvania?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 00:41:02 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Nils Goesche <>
| Hehe, if you put it that way it sounds as if I had suggested doing
| something criminal.  That was not my intention.

  That is the second time you think I was referring to you when I was not.
  If I were, I would refer to you buy name -- I have no compulsions about
  such things ordinarily, but when a particularly hostile jerk has spent a
  large number of messages attacking me out of the blue, I do not want to
  give him the opportunity to think he is "defending himself" when I bring
  up something he has done.

| Every company defines for itself what's regarded as criminal in that
| company and what not.

  Actually, this is not so.  "Criminal offences" are defined by your
  country's government, not your company's.  Violations of many other kinds
  are subject to company regulations, but your government may well have
  made it criminal to consider some such regulation criminal.

| But as long as you deliver the work you are ordered to do, nobody cares
| what you do else.

  Precisely.  And if your managers do not trust you to do this, why did
  they hire you in the first place, and why did you start working there?
  This always puzzles me about people who complain about insane bosses and
  hating their sucky jobs.  I tend to think someone is trying to blame
  someone else for their own decisions.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.