I was talking with my brother on IM last night and he complained about sotware engineers. He showed me a conversation between himself and an engineer. I thought it was a made-up joke dialog, to make his point.
blogged about it today, and said it was an actual transcript. OMG! Here it is in its full glory. Read it and weep.
AVC - (presenting plan and budget) Can you do this?
AB - Absolutely
AVC - Can you get it done by the due date?
AB - Yep
AVC - Can we get it done using this budget?
AB - Yes, could do
AVC - Can you get it done in this time *and* with this budget
AB - If you can get someone to work for free
AVC - So you can