consult me, consult you

Those who’ve been in the consulting world (be it IT consulting or business consulting) know one thing: CONSULT = CON + INSULT.

They say: It is possible.
They mean: Everything is possible with time and money.

They say: It can be done.
They mean: Only if we can figure out how to.

They say: The information will be there, you just have to look into the system to find it.
They mean: The system doesn’t have automatic notification to trigger the information, by the time you find it, it will be too late.

They say: Our system’s flow from may be different from your operational flow, but for now let’s stick to what we have.
They mean: We have no idea how to map your operational flow to our system's flow so let’s just use our system's flow and save us the trouble.

They say: Our company has the experience of doing the same thing for your competitor.
They mean: The team who has the experience has left our company and you are stuck with a bunch of newbies with no idea what they are doing.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the cunning world of CON+SULT-ing.

6 comments:

Siti Roffini said...

Dear Dieya,
Honestly, I don't know what you're talking about. Completely and utterly blurrrrrr. My IT is ZERO.

marmarn said...

the ugly truth. its salivary biz babe ;)

knitfreak-to-be said...

good one, mane u dapat nih? ;p

dieya said...

aunty siti,
it's okay, i won't blame you, some words are meant to confuse people.. hihihi! trust me, not understanding is better feeling than realising you've been conned ;-)

mar,
indeed! wonderful how one can make a good living selling saliva ;-p

azita,
hahaha thanks. just my innate ramblings after spending much time with a bunch of consultants (and being one before, erk!). tired of nothing.. haih!

Mamamya said...

salam kunjungan balas....

tq sudi datang blog yg still baby lagi..hehehe...

dieya said...

w'salam mamamya @ lia,
u r most welcome! nanti i follow ur blog jugak :-)