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cokebottleag
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re: Aggy Board OT Discussion Thread
I'm a PM for a helicopter company. We had to build a building adjacent to our hangar. No problem I thought, I'll work with this construction outfit PM to PM and we'll be on the level. We will understand each other.

Fast forward 12 months later: I now understand the error of my ways. Construction PMs are human garbage.


Old Sarge
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Yep

To them everything is subjective and dates, targets and promises are are flexible up until the last second


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TbirdSpur2010
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No problem I thought, I'll work with this construction outfit PM to PM and we'll be on the level. We will understand each other.

Fast forward 12 months later: I now understand the error of my ways. Construction PMs are human garbage.


It's so true I've worked with maybe 20 or 30 different ones at this point and could only stand working with maybe 4 or 5.

Either it's some newbie and I'm basically having to teach him how to do his job while I'm trying to sell him shit, or it's some seasoned veteran who lies so smoothly and effortlessly it blows my mind. Then they'll look at me like it's my fault when shite goes sideways

I quickly learned the value of CYA in communication.


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value of CYA in communication



Testify


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AggieDub14
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re: Aggy Board OT Discussion Thread
You watching the AAF?

#TakeCommand


cokebottleag
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quickly learned the value of CYA in communication.


Half my emails start "as discussed on our call a few minutes ago..."


CGSC Lobotomy
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Snowmageddon in the Seattle area.

4th straight day of snow with 3 more coming.


Old Sarge
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Snowflakes being covered by snowflakes


CGSC Lobotomy
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Outside of King and Pierce counties, Washington State is pretty redneck.


Astroboy
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Promises Manufactured? That what I've found the the PM behind alot of names stands for.


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Pitch To Johnny
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Construction PMs are human garbage.


Tbird you can come catch these eHands as well.

(Don't bring D pls )


Texas Weazel
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Outside of King and Pierce counties, Washington State is pretty redneck.

A lot of pockets of hippies up in the woods in Whatcom and Skagit County.


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TbirdSpur2010
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Tbird you can come catch these eHands as well.

(Don't bring D pls )



Dammit, you read the scouting report


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TbirdSpur2010
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Gonna have an Aggie wife y'all!


The best wives. Can confirm

Also the most headstrong, so....gird thy loins


TbirdSpur2010
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You watching the AAF?

#TakeCommand


Man I was trying to go the game this past weekend. Definitely have to catch one. Loved it on TV!

#TakeCommand


Old Sarge
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agalloch
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I'm pissed Portland missed the snow. Was about 5 degrees from 2 feet of snow today


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Dr RC
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Shaan Washington doin work wrecking the hell out of former ASU QB Mike Bercovici.



CGSC Lobotomy
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Just got the notice that post is closed again tomorrow due to the snowstorm. I don't remember it ever being this bad. (My wife said it was this bad in 2005)


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cokebottleag
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Promises Manufactured? That what I've found the the PM behind alot of names stands for.



Usually, yes.

I've made sure to cultivate a more pessimistic outlook in my career. Current company VPs have specifically said in my presence that they ask me how a project is going when they want the real story without the sugar coating. Everything is always "presenting challenges we're working to overcome".

It also puts me in the position where I get to say 'we met or exceeded our plan' more often, which I like doing. It also helps me CYA, which is what I spend 30% of my time doing with our CYA dept (read, Safety & Quality).


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