Originally Posted by Jose Mrochek
100% of all my real life encounters with PRO engineers has tought me that the ones that don't talk are the ones you should trust. I have seen interns with way more (know it all attitude) then guys making 2k a day. I think this reflects on everything in life though.
I couldn't agree more!!!
Reminds me of one thing that happened to me some years ago, when I thought I needed to learn more about the 5.1 encoding bla bla bla. So I decided to call a famous so called "Pro audio school" (yes, that 3 letters one) to see if they had anything to offer, you never know (???). So I get this guy on the phone who explains me how great their place is and basically talking quite a lot about himself
and how good he
is. Gives me an appointment, I go there and him and a woman are there in an office. I explain what I am looking for, and we start getting into the details of things. And he starts talking a lot again and basically really makes a fool out of himself by saying all those nonsense with a Pro Audio used gear salesman crap attitude (the I'm god, you're crap kinda stuff)
I get a bit annoyed and we begin to argue, until the guy asks me if I would like to teach at their school, or at least be an assistant ( What?!?!
???!). So we talk more and I realise that at one point the girl and him are completely lost in the discussion!
So after a while the woman stands and shouts at me: "you know, if you really want to work here you have to stand being here until 20.00 and get the garbage bags out twice a week!!! Can you handle this ?!"
That's the point where I left
. I wanted to get infos on 5.1 and I end up being shouted at for a job that they offered and that I was not looking for! It's funny how those people are faking the funk and then get angry at you for basically not buying it.
I only trust low profile SE that can say "I don't know", "maybe" when asked a question, and that do question their work and themselves.