Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 18:37:19 +1100
Reply-To: Tim CHURCHES <TCHUR@DOH.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU>
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From: Tim CHURCHES <TCHUR@DOH.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU>
Subject: Re: The DON'Ts of Consulting!
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>>> Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET> pm >>> writes:
> The DON'Ts of Consulting!
> ...various adminitions...
We often hire SAS consultants whom we pay a handsome rate per hour. What really makes me annoyed is when the consultant leaves his or her desk to urinate, or even worse (due to all the extra paperwork involved), defaecate during business hours (if you'll pardon the pun).
Therefore, I think you should add to your list of Consulting DON'TS that consultants should empty their bladders before starting work and should not drink anything during the day, or alternatively they should equip themselves with indwelling urinary catheters and a leg bag. Needless to say, eating chillies or curries on the night before a consulting job is out, and in general a low residue diet should be adopted. If the consultant absolutely must leave his or her desk, then they should be sure to mark this absence as non-billable time-in-lieu (if you'll pardon a second pun).
However, just yesterday, I did receive some interesting promotional material from a firm called Sirius Cybernetics Corporation...