In a rather entertaining thread on an internal mailing list at work, some folks were discussing the number of Vice Presidents in the company (no doubt inspired by the coverage of last week's "all VP" meeting).
At one point in the thread, people run scripts against our internal data to crunch the numbers and figure out the average number of employees per VP. Depending how you count (who is excluded and whatnot), the number seems to be around 50. Given the size of the company and the larger variation among the organizations, that seems reasonable.
Someone questioned whether having only 50 people under them was sufficiently burdensome enough to be called a Vice President. So the question was posed thusly:
If you were responsible for ~50 people, what would you want your title to be?
And, as usual, an entertaining, witty, and accurate response came in just a few minutes later:
Public high school teacher?
If I was to ever leave this place, I'd certainly miss the internal mailing lists. They're a great source of information and entertainment. :-)
Posted by jzawodn at October 04, 2007 02:57 PM