Originally Posted by Want2retire
I plan to tell my supervisor that if I am called with questions after ER, I won't remember. So, they had better find out what they need before I go.
Or, you might remember if they compensate you appropriately...
There is a story (no doubt an urban legend) - after 40 years with the company, an engineer retired. Some time later, a critical machine broke down. No one in the company could fix it, nor could any of the consultants that were brought in.
Finally, the engineer's old boss called him. 'Please come in and get this machine fixed!'
The engineer agreed. He came to the plant. He looked. He smelled. He touched. He listened.
Finally he took a piece of chalk out of his pocket, marked an 'X' on one part of the machine, and said, 'Replace this'.
The part was replaced and the machine worked!
Later, the boss got the retired engineer's bill: $50,000.
The boss balked, and demanded a detailed breakdown of the expenses!
The engineer provided a breakdown:
1. One chalk mark $1
2. Knowing where to put it $49,999
The boss paid the bill.