Roles in the IT World

The comic is a matrix, each entry is how one kind of employee views another. Product managers view themselves as orchestra conductors. Site reliability Engineers view the product managers as a person asking for a space shuttle launch. Software engineers view the product manager as a person sitting in front of a computer, checking and responding to email. Managers view the product manager as a person giving a presentation with lots of graphs. User interface designers view the product manager as a person with a net, chasing bugs. Product managers view the site reliability engineer as a person in the road holding a stop sign. Behind him is the finish line, with 'launch' written across it. Site reliability engineers view themselves as the captain of a ship. Software engineers view the site reliability engineer as a person surrounded by empty beer bottles. Managers view the site reliability engineer as a person with a bucket, running under a pipe with multiple leaks, trying to catch all of the drops of water. User interface designers view the site reliability engineer as a person with a hammer and tool belt, walking between large racks of computers. Product managers view the software engineer as a wizard with a pointed cap and wand. Site reliability engineers view the software engineer as an infant in a diaper, smashing blocks with a hammer and making infantile noises. Software engineers view themselves as a rock star with a haircut from the 80s and a pink guitar. Managers view the software engineer as a battery. User interface designers view the software engineer as a person building a house, with a sign out front saying 'The Saint Mock' showing how the house should look like once built. Product managers view the manager as a person directing children in a line. The children have green hair and purple clothing, like Lemmings or Oompa Loopas from 'Charlie and the chocolate factory'. Site reliability engineers view the manager as a clown in a checkered suit. Software engineers view the manager as a god with a floating hand coming from the sky, and emitting a godly light. Managers themselves as a rock stars, with a long white beard and white hair, standing on clouds. User interface designers view the manager as Darth Vader. Product managers view the user interface designer as a person standing still, as cobwebs collect on him. Site reliability engineers view the user interface designer as an infant, making hand prints on a canvas with finger paints. Software engineers view the user interface designer as a person with a moustache painting a scene, with melting clocks like Salvador Dali's work. Managers view the user interface designer as a person describing a box labeled 'product', surrounded by floating colored flowers and with eyes trying to hypnotize you. User interface designers view themselves as a man with pointy hair and sunglasses in a red convertible car.

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