sad to report...

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Thu Dec 8 23:17:06 CST 2005


Patrick Finnegan declared on Thursday 08 December 2005 22:07:
> Scott Stevens declared on Thursday 08 December 2005 21:10:
> > On Tue, 06 Dec 2005 19:05:24 -0500
> >
> > John Boffemmyer IV <john_boffemmyer_iv at boff-net.dhs.org> wrote:
> > > my company that i work for has just decommissioned an hp9000
> > > system  for scrap and 11 dec vt420's circa 1991, unopened, with
> > > keyboards.  they did not give option on taking them or buying
> > > them =/ don't you hate it when the bean counters get involved
> > > because they  think the scrappers will not be jerks and resell
> > > what they get  instead of doing their jobs and just scrapping it
> > > and keeping it from  the employees for personal use?
> > > -John Boffemmyer IV
> >
> > I watched skids of Sparc hardware go out at a company I worked at
> > around Y2K in a similar fashion.  They had a 'contract' with the
> > scrapper, they said, and 'couldn't play favorites'.  There is a
> > 'corporate culture' at some places where you're seen as a lunatic
> > for even suggesting you might have an interest in 'that old
> > stuff.'
>
> And that's one of the reasons I work for a university.

Before Fred sees this, :) I want to add "with an enlightened boss above 
me who isn't a pain in the behind".  (And the same with his manager.)

Pat
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