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Monday, September 24, 2012

Engineer Oh Engineer..


Are u an engineer? Are u feeling gloomy this Monday morning? This will light u up! (At least it did for me..) =)

There once was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired.

Several years later, the company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multimillion dollar machines. They had tried everything and everyone to get the machine fixed, but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past.

The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the huge machine. At the end of the day, he marked a small “x” in chalk on a particular component of the machine and proudly stated, “This is where your problem is.”

The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again. The company received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his services. They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges.

The engineer responded:

One chalk mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1
Knowing where to put it . . . . . . . $49,999

# As sent to me by my x-course mate 4 years ago.. Photo credit to Google image

p/s: Knowledge is POWER.. The one who knows the 'HOW' will always be the worker.. The one who understands the 'WHY' will always be the boss.. ~ Mr. Boss.. (^_-)v


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