Originally posted by "military fool" ...

A while back, I worked for a company that required *frequent* status reports, at every level, with roll-ups from lower-level reports to each level, al the way up the chain.

One week, I just didn't have the time, so I ignored it. Some manager griped to me, so I yanked about 3000+ lines of code and stack dumps that I was fighting with, pasted it into the status e-mail, and sent it on its way.

A few days later, the top-level status report (several levels up) comes out, and apparently *someone* tried to read it, and found all the stack dumps, etc. It turns out that none of the 3 managers above me ever actually read the status reports. They only cared that we filed them.

They never asked me to write another status report again (I worked there for 5 more years after that).

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