Chickens and Pigs - and cultural sesitivity
- We have a team member who is Muslim and objects to the notion that he
is a "pig". Is there a commonly accepted alternative to "chickens and
pigs" which is perhaps better suited to those with sensititivies?
- Well, I am not too interested in being culturally sensitive, since I
can't fathom what that means, at least in any other than a very
But...I do wish to echo Stephen's cry (below) that we are NOT
"resources". Which is to say, we are not boxes, we are not machines.
And, while we may have been created equal in terms of rights, every
single one of us is unique and very unequal in another sense.
And that uniqueness is just as true for Business people as for Tech
And it is because of that uniqueness, and the value that it brings,
that every project must be adaptive to the unique needs and abilities
of each person, and the unique needs and abilities of that team (more
than the sum of the individuals, we hope).
--- In email@example.com, "Stephen Bobick"
> I've said it before and I'll say it again: complaining about that
> joke/analogy is just a way to change the subject from Scrum to something
> else. It's a waste of time.
> And I'd rather be called a pig or chicken in the context of
> - once at the beginning especially, than be called a "resource" -something
> that happens repeatedly in this industry, even in Scrum shops.
> -- S
> On 7/20/07, Mike Sutton <mike.sutton@...> wrote:
> > not this old debate again!
> > Its like all the hue n cry over the secret handshake (woof woof). Lets
> > keep the names, focus on the project and just have a little humour
> > along the way.
> > What if we picked 'athlete and fan', and the couch potatoes start to
> > complain that its too sports centric, what then?
> > Mike.
> > certified.certifiable.