POVs, cultures and meanings
With no doubt Cal deserves credits regarding the points presented.
I would like very much to be in such working environment. As I pointed
above, I live in a different culture, where the capitalist abuse is the rule
and exceptions are rare. The market/consumer culture in an environment with a very reduced "market herd" causes severe, wild and savage competition. The document is very good, but I have problems with the words to reflect the joke under a satisfactory POV. Both words represent a translation challenge. I have compiled a list of possible candidates words in Portuguese and seems that none would give the text the same "good" feeling as it seems it gives in English. All candidates are "degrage" or degenerative visions. NERD is not in the dictionary so it is hard to achieve a good translation (same w/ word HACKER) - but here are the candidates: CDF, bitolado, obcecado and some bad related: imbecil, estupido. The word HERD is in the dictionary and I can give the same meaning with the words: manada, rebanho, gado, bando (the last one is commonly associated with nasty creatures). Not easy to produce the same joke effect in different cultures and POVs. But words appart, credits to Cal. I would like to be in such environment too.
What you say is what you mean
Balanced reflexions. As words express ideas and concepts, i guess you
would agree that you would prefer to be recognized as a qualified
professional since the early beggining of any professional relationship
than entitled and identified as "JUNIOR", "RETIRED", "NERD", HERD leader
or (worst of all due to recent episodes) "STAGIARY". Yes, the management techs presented are OK. *No*, I refuse to accept the terminology under any circumstances - the same way I refuse any professional relationship that would put me in any degradating, anti-professional or inferior position or condition. The younger and in
professional dependence condition have a set of rules of respect, learn and behave. And the olds and "in charge" positions a set of rules of respect, promote and not degrade their "HERDS". The words are definitively a bad choice under this concepts. The wild and savage capitalist work exploitation frequently violates the respect rules.
The visible sympton is this kind of vocabulary inadequate to professionals. If you want a joke let's have a party, not talk serious.
But fine, my sense of humor got the joke. But no, they hide bad concepts.
Last thing I want in my professional life after 2 degrees is to use an ID with the word NERD, and be compared by someone in a position above mine to a cattle species. Sad not funny.