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Clearly this is a metaphor for something.
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Rather than having conventional fire extinguishers
at fixed points throughout a building, large
organisations are able to deploy just a few Quality
When the fire alarm sounds, the trained Quality
Fire Extinguisher makes his or her way to the
source of the alarm, carrying
their supply of
handouts and a folding whiteboard.
On arrival at the fire, they set up the whiteboard
and start to give their prepared talk on
"Implementing ISO9000 standards in an
Immediately, all the oxygen is sucked out of the
room, and thus is the fire instantly extinguished.
||hah! [+] no hot air needed!
||I once got in a lot of trouble for circulating a very
cynical memo about a management consultant who
had been employed to implement a quality
assurance program in our workplace. The memo
was a rather snide look at the need to call, and
the subsequent purpose of, some 4-6 meetings per
||I think it may have cut three weeks off her
appointment term and $30,000 of her bill to the
firm. That's what we believe happened, when she
wrapped things up earlier than she had at first
||The problem is if anything is still smoldering, the sheer amount of decomposing bull**** left on the floor once the guy stops talking results in a fireball.
||// once the guy stops talking //
||You have spotted the unique advantage of this invention. Those guys NEVER stop talking. There are probably psychics who get endlessly pestered by deceased Quality consultants wanting to continue their endless fact-free monologues; or complain about how they were brutally murdered by members of their audience two hours into the third all-day session ...