Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 15:05:15 -0500
Reply-To: Paul Thompson <paul@WUBIOS.WUSTL.EDU>
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From: Paul Thompson <paul@WUBIOS.WUSTL.EDU>
Organization: Washington University in St. Louis
Subject: Re: sas image
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Ron, this is you they talking about...
Fehd, Ronald J. wrote:
>>From: David Crane [mailto:cranetower@HOTMAIL.COM]
>>I work for a SAS staffing company. Recently, the owner of the company
>>brought it to my attention that users of SAS software should put out a
>>certain image. In his words, SAS is a "premium in the
>>industry". He said
>>that working in the SAS industry is unlike that of other
>>programming languages such as C, C++, or Java because SAS
>>programmers have a
>>different image. An analogy he brought up was the difference between
>>driving a Geo Prizm and an Oldsmobile Aurora. The Aurora puts out a
>>different image. His main point was that SAS users need to put out a
>>premium image, since SAS is premium software.
> I think we all need SAS hats!
>>From that point he drew the
>>conclusion that male SAS programmers should not wear their
>>hair in a pony
>>tail because it does not put out the correct image.
> <splutter> What heresy!
> Why if female SAS programmers can wear their hair
> in pony tails, then so ought males!
> To quote from a favorite Dilbert strip, 1/12/1999
> Wally: Watch this, Asok.
> I start out looking like a middle-aged guy with bad hair ...
> But simply by putting my hair in a ponytail, I transform into ...
> The coolest guy in the office.
> Asok: Curse you for raising the bar for us all!
>>Since I am new to SAS,
>>I was not aware of the SAS image requirement.
>>My question is this:
>>Is it true that men that wear their hair in a pony tail
>>do not put out
>>the proper SAS image?
> Who exactly 'raised the bar'?
> Besides Master Ian, of course!
> and in which direction was it raised?
> Ron Fehd the PurpleHat maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov
> By using your intelligence
> you can sometimes make your problems twice as complicated.
> -- Ashleigh Brilliant
> By using other people's opinions
> you can sometimes make your image problems twice as complicated.
> -- RJF2