Friday, November 21, 2008

Math? Whuzzat?

In Oklahoma City, a single pricetag at a Circuit City liquidation sale provides a clue why the electronics retailer is facing bankruptcy.

Thanks to Consumerist.

Advance Notice of the Next Surprise, Please

Here's an example of management foolishness: a true story contributed to Reader's Digest Canada.

A severe thunderstorm knocked out the power to one of our company’s buildings one night. The following day, after correcting the problems the power outage had created in the computer systems, a computer department manager made a request to our maintenance staff: “In the future, please give us advance notice when such interruptions will occur so we can shut down our system.”
--Bill Hartnett (from All in a Day's Work, 2001)