This is basicly a report of something the Phasor Burn blog linked to.
I am hired because I know what I am doing, not because I will do whatever I am told is a good idea.
This might cost me bonuses, raises, promotions, and may even label me as “undesirable” by places I don’t want to work at anyway, but I don’t care.
I will not compromise my own principles and judgement without putting up a fight.
Of course, I won’t always win, and I will sometimes be forced to do things I don’t agree with. My objections will be made known.
If I am shown to be right and problems later develop, I will shout “I told you so!” repeatedly, laugh hysterically, and do a small dance or jig as appropriate to my heritage.
I am not sure its in our own best interest to actually show we feel rather self-satisfied at times when things do go wrong, but we all feel it of course. Sadly, within the complexities of corporate politics, its sometimes quite hard to show clearly how your the disregard of your advise is directly to blame for the issue at hand. But when our moment comes, savor it, but savor it privately 😉