> From: johns @
gov (John Schnizlein)
> There is no reason to think that carriers are more likely to
> circuits incorrectly for frame relay than for point-to-point lines.
> Although their staff are more familiar with traditional leased line
> it is common for the best staff to choose to work on the newest
This is not a universally correct assumption. At least one of the
common carriers here in the past would assign the people with the
most *seniority* to new technology (a union requirement). This meant
that the people with the most recent experience and training would be
left fixing teletypes while the old teletype mechanics would work on
the "high-tech" equipment. This used to ensure that almost nothing
from this carrier worked smoothly.
Age and seniority *can* override youth and training.
- Richard Chycoski richard @
ca (NeXT Mail OK)
Senior Systems Consultant
Academic Computing Services
Simon Fraser University