Going through proper channels

This sysadmin pilot fish knows the technology of his company's systems inside and out.

But his boss? "Not so much so," says fish.

"When my explanation of an issue is too technical, my boss blows up, saying he doesn't want all that 'technical gobbledygook.'

"But when one of my nontechnical co-workers briefs the boss, he demands the technical details.

"So what does my co-worker do? Asks me for the 'technical gobbledygook' to give to the boss..."

Sharky will take the technical, but hold the gobbledygook. Send me your true tale of IT life at sharky@computerworld.com. You'll snag a snazzy Shark shirt if I use it. Add your comments below, and read some great old tales in the Sharkives.

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