December 19, 2007

Why Engineers Earn Less Salary Compared to Sales n Marketing Guys

Filed under: Misc — Tags: — fandigunawan @ 4:07 pm

Dilbert’s Theorem on Salary states that engineers and scientists never earn as much salary as business executives, sales people & Management guys.

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 engineer 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 1: The less you Know, the more you Make.
Conclusion 2: This is the reason why your BOSS is paid more

[written by max@sonsivri]



  1. hmm , i think not … at least engineers get better starting salary

    Comment by nebulousarion — December 28, 2007 @ 9:18 am

  2. nice joke buddy

    Comment by edipermadi — January 22, 2008 @ 4:16 am

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