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Easy = wrong? posted 23 Jul 2005, 23:07 by saintjon, Auditor

Now I'm all for work ethics but there's so many things in life that are damn easy and are totally worth doing. I don't know where it came by that difficulty = merit but although in many cases it's true I don't think that "Nothing that was ever worth doing was easy." or whatever is the infallible axiom people make it out to be. Examples of easy things worth doing: Take a shower!!! Buy a crapload of socks. Jump off a bridge into a river somewhere (not in a suicidal way though). If you have a pet, well... pet it. Totally worth doing. I guess my BIG thing that's worth doing and is easy is just relax. view post

posted 25 Jul 2005, 12:07 by Echoex, Auditor

Well said, saintjon. I'm a huge proponent of the shortest distance between two points. Always hire someone who is smarter and lazier than you. He/she will usually find the simplest way to solve a problem. Ex. view post

posted 25 Jul 2005, 21:07 by saintjon, Auditor

[quote="Echoex":28p3tpty] Always hire someone who is smarter and lazier than you. He/she will usually find the simplest way to solve a problem. Ex.[/quote:28p3tpty] If I'm ever a manager of any sort that's gonna be the first tenet of my creed. view post

posted 26 Jul 2005, 19:07 by target, Auditor

However, wouldn't it be better to follow another axiom and give the job to a busy person, because that way, it wil just be slotted into their busy schedule, rather than being put off, ignored or forgotten by your lazy person? view post

posted 28 Jul 2005, 15:07 by Lucimay, Subdidact

its true about smart lazy people!!!! my mate is the smartest laziest man i know and he has taken 2 full time jobs (we work at the same company), i mean it now, two jobs that used to belong to two separate people and took both these other people 40 hours a week to do and made one PART time job of it!!!! honestly, he will even take on extra projects for other people in the office just to help out and by god still only works about 32 hours a week. (ok, i'm leaving now, see ya at home!, i hate him!) now he claims those other two people just knew how to LOOK busy, but I know those other two people whose jobs he took and I KNOW neither of them were smart enought to look THAT busy!!!!! :lol: anyway, it IS true, not just theoretical horse hockey. view post

posted 28 Jul 2005, 16:07 by target, Auditor

Hmmmm, well one of my friends is quite smart but very lazy. I never ask him to do anything, i learnt my lesson earlier this year. S'pose it could work both ways. view post

posted 29 Jul 2005, 03:07 by saintjon, Auditor

Well, if you look at it fiction-wise, who wouldn't want Tehol Beddict taking care of things for them? view post

posted 29 Jul 2005, 23:07 by target, Auditor

I'm going to appear a philestine here, but i havent come across Tehol Beddict in my readings. Any help on who we are talking about? view post

posted 29 Jul 2005, 23:07 by Lucimay, Subdidact

malazan book of the fallen series steven erikson view post

posted 29 Jul 2005, 23:07 by target, Auditor

Thankyou, if u haen't guessed, i haven't read Erikson. Recomended? view post

posted 08 Aug 2005, 00:08 by saintjon, Auditor

I'd recommend it, with a proviso that you're big on VAST stories. I've found the books to be consistently good and really great in some parts. Some people seem to not get into it because of the way the first book tosses you into the river without a paddle and others love it like no other, especially the ones who freak about the ending of the second book (which wasn't my favourite part of the series) Tehol is in Midnight Tides, the antics of him and his manservant Bugg are some of the funniest stuff I've ever read. In a nutshell Tehol is a financial genius of untold proportions, who sleeps on his roof to avoid company, wears a bedsheet as a skirt because he doesn't feel like buying clothes all while bemoaning Bugg's cooking, which has a tendency to be based on entirely inedible ingredients. view post

posted 09 Aug 2005, 10:08 by target, Auditor

Thanx Saint, if i ever have the time i will check it out. view post


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