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Crowd sourcing for a good analogy

Discussion in 'General' started by DrA5, Jun 5, 2023.

  1. DrA5

    DrA5 The OTHER Great Dane

    I need a good analogy for why we don't govern or live only based on hindsight. Just because nothing bad happen does not discharge someone from taking the proper steps at the onset. I am coming up empty.

    It's for a professional situation where someone didn't meet the standards for the profession in numerous areas but feels since nothing bad happened he doesn't need to adhere to the standards in the future. I would like a good analogy on why we don't do that to explain to, oh say, a group of 12.
  2. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    I miss the old days when we just told them to do their f&$@ing job or there's 6 more to replace them.

    You're welcome to use that:D
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  3. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

  4. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    Why use an analogy? Typically, standards exist because something bad DID happen. Find that example for your specific case.
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  5. StaccatoFan

    StaccatoFan Alex's R3 Crew Chief

    The military maintains weight and fitness standards that individual service members must adhere to as part of their profession.

    Pray for Peace...prepare for war

    hope that helps.
  6. 27

    27 Well-Known Member

    Riding without a helmet.... most of the time they make it home... sometimes they crash and die
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  7. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    Good luck with that talk if the employee(s) are there for the checkbox.
    I've had to deal with that a handful of times in the last 5 or so years. Most recent round of hires, HR has been told they are no longer involved in the process.
  8. vfrket

    vfrket Lost Member

    Ask chatgpt
  9. Once a Wanker..

    Once a Wanker.. Always a Wanker!

    I prefer good analogies, when given the choice of bad realities.
  10. RichB

    RichB Well-Known Member

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

    The history of safety regulations are written in blood.

    Then give as many examples as you can where individuals like them, fcked up and were put through the ringer or held liable for their action/inaction/negligence etc. Should help bring it home.

    Help me, help you :D
  11. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    Past Performance Is Not Indicative Of Future Results
  12. Raceless man

    Raceless man Well-Known Member

    Luck is a poor co-pilot.
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  13. bergs

    bergs Well-Known Member

    Sounds like that group of 12 has the perfect recipe for complacency. Nothing bad has happened so it must be okay........until something bad happens and then what?

    "If you can't afford to do it right, how can you afford to do it over?"

    "I'd rather you aim high and miss than aim low and hit."
  14. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Nothing bad happened the first 24 times the space shuttle flew into space.
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  15. CBRRRRR999

    CBRRRRR999 Well-Known Member

    Prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance. All I got.
    Sounds like they're a real joy to work with.
  16. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    Did a lot of work for a GE engineer years ago that had a similar saying on his desk. Something to the tune of..." Why do we never have enough money to do a job right the first time but plenty when we have to fix it the 2nd time" (something like that).
  17. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab AI Version

    My father worked for the government and that was one of his favorites-
    Why is there never time to do it right but there's always time to do it over?

    I don't have an analogy but..
    "Shit happens" is a good thing to remember.
  18. tiggen

    tiggen Things are lookin' up.

    There are two types of motorcycle racers: those who have crashed and those who are gonna crash.

    When he crashes, does he want people to rush to his aid or to look down at his mangled ass and say I told you so?
  19. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    I think we have a winner...
  20. StanTheMan

    StanTheMan Well-Known Member

    The dildo of consequences rarely comes lubed.

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