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If all that fails, you could always badger the human resources dept. to send you on the all important B.O.F.H. training course.

And you could spend your during the inevitable extended lull between submitting the request, and someone ringing to ask why the course is so important, by searching for a suitable alternative acronym. This might be useful to you:

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Examine what is said, not who speaks.
"Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
"Think for yourself!" - Abigail
"Memory, processor, disk in that order on the hardware side. Algorithm, algorithm, algorithm on the code side." - tachyon

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Re^2: How To Survive In Maintaince Programming (ACK! NO!)
by halley (Prior) on Oct 22, 2004 at 14:21 UTC
    Is there some reason you have a lot of possessive nouns in your list (and a possessive verb(?) in your blurb)? Or will I have to invoke the Angry Flower? (Smile, it's a joke.)

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