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Old 09-19-2010, 05:55 AM   #21
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To find the true sweet spot for salary versus crap you need to normalize the salary by the number of crap incidents per week.

when you do that you'll find the peak in the curve at which salary you can maximize dollars while minimizing crap incidents.

Mathematically, to find the sweet spot take the (1st) derivative of the crap-salary distribution. Then check all small values of this computed function at the original crap-salary distribution. The largest normalized salary-crap point indicated by a nominaly low (1st) derivative is then your optimal operating goal.

Good luck Big-Nick....

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Sounds like a typical engineering analysis that assumes that incoming crap is deterministic and not stochastic. You have to do a monte carlo analysis of the probability of excessive crap occurring within the key time period. You then have to do a leveraged functional root cause analysis to determine if you can shift the crap elsewhere when it arrives.

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Old 09-27-2010, 05:35 PM   #22
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I was sort of disappointed, but then I got to thinking. If I'd got the gig, I'd be making about 10% more money than I do now, and right now, I save 35% of my salary anyway. It would mean running a department of 70 people, all of whom would want something from me, and many of whom I know have frustrating, unfixable work or personal issues. I reckoned that for 10% less, with my current team of 14 people, I should be pretty happy.
Reminds me of this Garrison Keillor quote,

"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known".

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