A nice annecdote by Joel Spolsky on how one day the big man came in to review something Joel had written.
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Interesting. Do you reckon the “fuck counter” has that as his official job counter? Is he still working there? If not, can I have that job? Counting the number of times Bill Gates says “fuck” during an assessment sounds like a cushy and fun number to me.
Oh, great, now it has that word on my blog! :-)
Anyway, er, I don’t know, really. You should probably take this up with Microsoft’s personnel office. Or talk to Bill Gates’ office directly.
But from what I understand, there is currently no Microsoft employee who has as sole task to count teh Bill’s outbursts. Rather, a peer of the developer being grilled is given that task.
All in all I think you have a good chance if you argue the point that it is much cheaper and better to have one single person do all the counting. After all, after a while you would know all the nuances in all Gates’ fucks. When he swallows a word, does that count as a fuck? Is fuckhead a fuck? But what if dildo is a synonym for fuckhead, does dildo count as fuck? These temporary counters would not know, but you would be knee-deep in Bill’s fucks.
Aren’t you glad you asked?
I don’t think Bill knows software that well anymore lol.
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