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Today, at work, I was asked to sharpen some pencils. I'm an electronics and mechanics engineer, and while I understand it's been quite a while since I was in primary school, I still wonder why my boss felt the need to explain in minute detail how to sharpen a pencil. FML

By dibman - / Friday 7 January 2011 09:11 / United Kingdom
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  tygerarmy  |  35

But which hole does it go in? Some have different sized holes, for crayons or fingers. And how do we know when we're done? It would be funnier if it was the little hand held sharpener.

By  sailorzoe  |  14

It could be worse. you could be doing all the shit that people who get paid more than you and not get any pay increase. I do my boss' job all the time and he makes seven more dollars an hour than I do.

By  perdix  |  29

Maybe, Mr. Fancy Pants, despite all your high-falutin' book larnin', you suck at sharpening pencils. No matter how many degrees you have, you still can be an educated fool. Now, sharpen those pencils like da boss wants his pencils sharpened. PS: If you were a real engineer worth a shit, you'd have shown him what a mechanical pencil is and be done with the tedium of sharpening.

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  valalvax  |  13

just like an artist wouldn't use a mechanical pencil, neither would an engineer (note: yes I'm sure both have used mechanical pencils, but there's a reason there are fancy artist shading pencils and engineering drafting pencils) though, for writing crap, mechanical pencils are vastly superior

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  DRock525  |  0

yah, a mechanics engineer sounds like someone who works on cars and wants to sound special, if your were a mechanically Engineer like other people ( me ) you wouldn't be sharpening pencils. ps- I do use mechanical pencils and auto cad ( no lead required)

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