Government Provides Official Count of Pointy-Haired Bosses
I came across an analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics which demonstrates the ubiquity of PHBs.
"It's pretty easy to tell from looking at it that lots of people have jobs that don't pay a lot of money, and a few people have jobs that pay a lot of money. Nothing really unexpected here, I guess.A better way to display the data is to have a scatterplot with dots proportional to the number of jobs. Unfortunately I ran into the same problem with Excel's crappy graphing he did, and I don't have my Teradata data mining application handy. Check out Why Your Pointy Haired Boss Is A Mathematical Certainty
But what is that dot... that single, attractive dot that employs nearly 2 million people and pays nearly $90,000? Surely, if there was a job worth having, it would be that one. Lots of people do it, so it must not require a lot of skill, yet it pays better than the vast majority of other jobs out there."
Posted by Mark Tuesday, February 01, 2005 12:50:00 AM |