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Say cheese! (change pants later)

Erik Margan
1/27/2011 11:13 AM EST

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_hm   1/28/2011 7:03:57 PM
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This reminds me off our boss and sales and marketing department. We did many projects for US DoD and after sending First Article (FA), we at Engineering and Design department eagerly await customer feedback. Many a time my boss and sales people play possum and give us wrong feedback that there is problem in FA and is coming back or order may get cancelled. The concern engineer is so worried for few days or hours and eventually they tell the truth. By this time, they take out some improtant information from us or has got some realy low price for engineering job.

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nlevine   1/28/2011 6:56:09 PM
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Once when I was an electronics tech fixing pro-audio gear, I was deep into troubleshooting a power supply on a tape deck, when my boss, ever the prankster, rolled his chair over a sheet of bubble wrap. Thought I fried the whole supply and it took quite a while for my heart rate to return to normal.

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David Ashton   1/28/2011 9:44:07 AM
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Once when I was at tech college, we were looking at a 1kW transmitter. My friend and I hid behind it (it was a full rack unit with some nice big bottles in it). He lit a cigarette and blew some smoke through from the back. I waited a bit - till the smoke would have been wafting out the front - and then banged the side of the cabinet. Our instructor shut down the transmitter's main power supply pronto. He had a bit of a sense of humour failure and I don't think ever really forgave us, though he did see the funny side of it a bit later. I realised that that it is best to pull these stunts on your colleagues or equals, not your boss or instructor.....

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_hm   1/28/2011 3:53:54 AM
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That is nice prank. This happens few times a year and it makes all hard, ritual work very interesting. I wish your friend was nice and took this little lightly.

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