The Quotables That Get Talked About For Years
I had the opportunity to work with some really talented folks through the years and gained technical knowledge. I also learned how to deal with the hierarchy from wise men.
Scenario, Plant shut down by massive power line failure. In the initial meeting with plant managers, line crew supervisor reports that we have the materials and manpower and it will take 3 days to restore power. Plant manager directs him to put every available man on the job, we need to be up and running in 24 hrs. Supervisor says it can't be done. Plant manager can't understand why increasing the manpower won't get the job finished sooner.
Line crew supervisor says, "When I was in the Navy, it took us 30 days to cross the ocean with one ship pilot, do you think that if we had 30 ship pilots on board, we could have crossed the ocean in 24 hours?" A Wise Old Lineman