I have not been protected from the Peter Principle.
I have not been protected from the Peter Principle. Recently a school of business administration invited me to give a lecture and then scheduled my appearance in no less than five different rooms at the same time.
An association of industrial engineers and systems experts asked me to address their convention but misinformed me regarding the date, the time, and the place.
Appliances I have purchased still fail to operate, or break down within thirty days, my car is returned from the service shop with mysterious defects, and the government continues to increase the number of regulations which influence my life, while it ensnares itself in bureaucratic red tape.
My father loved The Peter Principle because it explained why life could be so maddening—and why everyone around you seems, or is doomed to become, incompetent.
The people who ran the U. They were simply victims of Dr. Peter also taught my father not to expect the few competent bureaucrats and managers he encountered to stick around for long, as they would soon be promoted to a job that they were unable to perform properly.
I have noticed that, with few exceptions, men bungle their affairs.
Everywhere I see incompetence rampant, incompetence triumphant. I have seen a three-quarter-mile-long highway bridge collapse and fall into the sea because, despite checks and double-checks, someone had botched the design of a supporting pier. I have seen town planners supervising the development of a city on the flood plain of a great river, where it is certain to be periodically inundated.
Lately I read about the collapse of three giant cooling towers at a British power-station: I noted with interest that the indoor baseball stadium at Houston, Texas, was found on completion to be peculiarly ill-suited to baseball: Early inBritish scientists knew that the cheap, simple addition of a little powdered aluminum would double the power of existing explosives, yet the knowledge was not applied till late in It would have poisoned every man aboard.
I am no longer amazed to observe that a government-employed marriage counselor is a homosexual. And I knw of a real textbook on family life recently compiled by a nun. One can only hope she's very knowledgeable of the subject. I recently ordered six hundred square feet of fiber glass insulation for a cottage I am renovating.
I stood over the clerk at the order desk to make sure she got the quantity right. The building supply firm billed me for seven hundred square feet, and delivered nine hundred square feet!
I receive mail from a large university.
Fifteen months ago I changed my address. I sent the usual notice to the university: After two more change-of-address notices and a phone call, I made a personal visit.Student’s Name Here Instructor’s Name Here Course Title Here Date Here The Peter Principle In the late ’s the Canadian psychologist Dr.
Laurence J. In the simplest terms, The Peter Principle is a theory that individuals in a hierarchy who do a good job are promoted to the next level.
If they are competent, they are promoted again to the next higher level. The Peter Principle has 1, ratings and reviews. The Serendipity Aegis ~ ☘Misericordia☘ said: Q:'Tongue in Both Cheeks'.(c) This is a must-read for /5. The Peter Principle is an observation that in an organizational hierarchy, every employee will rise or get promoted to his or her level of incompetence.
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