Hello again, World!!!
Its so happened that one of the Directors of one of my employers/ ex-employers visited India. We all together went out to have drinks & dinner. It was going very well – introductions, talks, romours etc etc fun. I got to talk to him in person while having drinks and it was really great talking to such a great personality.
But you know, alcohol will have a strong impact on us, especially while consuming it. While we were talking, he asked me what do I work on etc stuff. I said I’m handling SAS BI system, which supports almost all the leading departments for their decision making systems. He once was a SAS guy, but it has been a while that he changed his technology.
You know what he said – he said “SAS Sucks” !!!
I mean how can one comment on anything which has been serving the company since over 35 years??? If it sucks, what was the need to have it in place? How can a person who resembles the company, is a Leader, holds more responsibilities to keep up the company’s culture and stuff, comments on a technology like this, which would obviously “demotivates” people working hard for the company?? If it would have been somebody else who is not into that high designation, the scenario would have been totally different.
OK, if you are migrating every other technology to something which you think is good, thank it and move ahead and make it happen, instead of throwing these kind of comments.
The technology which had been being serving the company for majotiry of its legacy data and majority of its departments, for over 3 decades is a proven value of that technology. One cannot and should not treat that this way when they decide to move on to another technology.
I, being into SAS, could not take it anymore and just walked away from that talk. I’m sure no one would even take it when someone degrades your technology within the organization.
PS: The picture is taken randomly from web & I do not own it. No plagiarism is intended here 🙂