Not my current company. At the one where I worked for 13 years prior to being discarded, one of the support techs related that a client didn't like the way we printed 0's with a slash trhough them on RJE terminals and wanted them "reprogrammed" (this was back in the days of impact printers when the character shape was moulded into the metal typebar). I always liked the one where a secretary was handed a 5-1/4 inch diskette and cut it open with a pair of scissors because she'd been told it rotated, so since it was a square package, they though it was just the envelope. There's always good laughs to be found in The Shark Tank at http://www.computerworld.com And, while it's not professionally related, I enjoyed Dave Berry's solutions for protecting your computers from viruses: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/columnists/dave_barry/7478125.htm
Some people, when well-known sources tell them that fire will burn them, don't put their hands in the fire.
Some people, being skeptical, will put their hands in the fire, get burned, and learn not to put their hands in the fire.
And some people, believing that they know better than well-known sources, will claim it's a lie, put their hands in the fire, and continue to scream it's a lie even as their hands burn down to charred stumps.
I remember long debates in reviews over whether a document should start at page 0 or 1. Times when cruel managers pulled in odd people for interviews just for a laugh. Then higher management told them they had to recruit all that where interviewed. Resulting in a very strange intake. Idiots that threated not to come into work because they didn't want to share a toilet with a person that had had a sex change. Lads clocking in on lates, going to a club then bringing a girl back to work to shag. All at a reputable telecoms company.
Originally posted by Capablanca Kepler: For the first job ,Manager asked me in a meeting how much time will I take to run VC++ code on Solaris? [ December 14, 2003: Message edited by: Capablanca Kepler ]
Sorry to be a dog in the manger, but there are actually 2 ways: 1) Use the Sun Windows emulator (I forget the name of the product). 2) Port the code to Solaris C++, possibly by writing or buying an MFC emulator library. I used the latter strategy in 1994 writing a partial ODBC emulation library on top of Sybase CT-LIB on HPUX...