# Why do sales people earn more than Engineers ?

#### Rolf Latham

From: Rolf Latham

Hi all

This was sent to me by one of my friendly Bank Business Development Managers

Im gonna be filthy stinking rich )

Dilbert's Theorem on Salary states:
Engineers, Teachers, Programmers and Scientists can never earn as much
salary as business executives and sales people.

This theorem can now be supported by a mathematical equation based on the
following three postulates:

Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power (Knowledge = Power)
Postulate 2: Time is Money (Time = Money)
Postulate 3: (as every Physics student knows): Power = Work / Time

It therefore follows: Knowledge = Work / Time
and since Time = Money,
we have: Knowledge = Work / Money

Solving for money, we get: Money = Work / Knowledge

Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity, regardless
of the amount of work done.

Conclusion: The Less You Know, the More you Make

Ta

Rolf

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#### Glenn

From: Glenn Mott

Working in the IT industry, I can appreciate the post above as it is the people skills and NOT the technical skills that drive income.

Glenn

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#### DB_Bear

From: DB Bear

The problem with this mathematical model is as follows:

We know that:
IGNORANCE = BLISS

and my Mum always says that money does not equal happiness, thus money is inversely proportional to happiness:
MONEY = 1 / HAPPINESS

Also:
HAPPINESS = BLISS

Therefore:
MONEY = 1 / BLISS

and
MONEY = 1 / IGNORANCE

Finally, knowledge is the inverse of ignorance
KNOWLEDGE = 1 / IGNORANCE

Thus
decrease KNOWLEDGE -> increase IGNORANCE

and
as IGNORANCE approaches infinity, MONEY approaches zero.

DB Bear

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#### duncan_m

From: Duncan M

Hi DB,

Alas, you're perpetuating the myth that money doesnt make you hapy, as when
my wallet is full of lovingly folded \$100 notes and I'm off shopping for
power tools, books and holidays I'm _very_ happy

Regards,

Duncan.

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From: "DB Bear" <dbambridge@yahoo.com.au>

The problem with this mathematical model is as follows:

We know that:
IGNORANCE = BLISS

and my Mum always says that money does not equal happiness, thus money is
inversely proportional to happiness:
MONEY = 1 / HAPPINESS

Also:
HAPPINESS = BLISS

Therefore:
MONEY = 1 / BLISS

and
MONEY = 1 / IGNORANCE

Finally, knowledge is the inverse of ignorance
KNOWLEDGE = 1 / IGNORANCE

Thus
decrease KNOWLEDGE -> increase IGNORANCE

and
as IGNORANCE approaches infinity, MONEY approaches zero.

DB Bear

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#### Boyler_Room

From: Boyler Room

On 4/11/02 2:23:00 PM, DB Bear wrote:
>The problem with this
>mathematical model is as
>follows:
>
>We know that:
>IGNORANCE = BLISS
>
>and my Mum always says that
>money does not equal
>happiness, thus money is
>inversely proportional to
>happiness:
>MONEY = 1 / HAPPINESS
>
>Also:
>HAPPINESS = BLISS
>
>Therefore:
>MONEY = 1 / BLISS
>
>and
>MONEY = 1 / IGNORANCE
>
>Finally, knowledge is the
>inverse of ignorance
>KNOWLEDGE = 1 / IGNORANCE

So Money = Knowledge?

So Work isn't required... as in Rolf's equation.

I like the sound of that!!

Boyler Room

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#### superman

as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity : CORRECT

as IGNORANCE approaches infinity, MONEY approaches zero : WRONG

Although money does not equal happiness, the assumption of HAPPINESS = 1 / MONEY is wrong.
The correct formula is:
HAPPINESS = MONEY + HEALTH + RELATIONSHIPS + ... (feel free to add extra terms).

Employed by the company Scott Adams was inspired by, let me assure you that Dilbert rules.

Anton, double PhD, MBA

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#### WebBoard

##### Guest
sales people and engineers

From: Brett Burt

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HAPPINESS = ATTITUDE
Attitude comes from the mind and the stronger you make yourself mentally =through learning and experience the more happiness you will experience. =Wealth, health etc are physical symptoms of happiness, but they can be =symptoms of other things as well.

When you see someone who is really rich or really fit or really good =looking etc etc this does not mean they are 'happy'. People striving =to create wealth often think they are creating happiness. The journey is =where you will get 'happiness' not the actual wealth. Happiness is =enjoying experience of life's journey.

BB PhD (Post Hole Digger)

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HAPPINESS = ATTITUDE
Attitude comes from the mind and the stronger you =make
yourself mentally through learning and experience the more happiness you =will
experience. Wealth, health etc are physical symptoms of happiness, but =they can
be symptoms of other things as well.

Whenyou see someone who is really rich or =really fit or
really good looking etc etc this does not mean they are
'happy'.People striving to create wealth often think =they are
creating happiness. The journey is where you will get 'happiness' not =the actual
wealth. Happiness is enjoyingexperience of
life'sjourney.

BB PhD (Post Hole
Digger)

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