If I could give you 100 thumbs up, I would. Being a test engineer myself, your Beowulf interpretation hits home and I still can't stop laughing. It makes me want to write some of my experiences as a series of epic adventures. I've already started thinking about how to cast PHBs, PMs, developers, and fellow testers. Maybe a Jason and the Argonauts themed story would be good.
Alas, my apathy for actually doing something productive might win out...
Have yo ever seen one? My youngest daughter swears they do :-)
Some times back, when she was in her Harry Potter years, she also swore that even muggles could gain the ability to use magic if they learn hard enough. Since then, we're still missing some chopsticks.
@DilbertPrime "If day after day the boss is a source of aggravation - It may not be the boss"
I beg to differ. It almost certainly IS the boss. I had a boss or two (and have referred to them here in earlier comments) that were even WORSE than PHB. Worse because they were real, not a comic strip character. At least 65% to 75% of the managers I had direct contact with had NO business being in management. And let me say that I am including myself in that number. I was a darn good techie, but I applied for management merely for the grade (Federal employee) and it showed. When I got another tech promotion I vowed to NEVER do it again. And I kept that vow.