wally: our new system installation is a catastrophe.
wally: we need to tear it out and re-architect it from scratch.
wally: i'm the only person qualified to lead that effort.
wally: but given the enormity of the job, i won't do it without a raise or promotion.
the boss: weren't you the cause of the catastrophe?
wally: exactly: that's why i'm the only person who knows how to fix it.
the boss: are you blackmailing me?
wally: no, it's nothing like that.
the boss: wouldn't i be rewarding you for failure?
wally: let's not label it.