Dunning is an I.T. manager. He used to be a programmer, but his software had so many bugs, he had to be removed from Development. It was too hard to get approval for two new H.R. reqs (a manager and a programmer), so they brought in a programming contractor without benefits and promoted Dunning into management, limiting his potential damage.
His name reminds others of the Dunning-Kruger Effect: "a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is." He claims that this is a coincidence and the idea of replacing competence with confidence has nothing to do with him. He is absolutely certain about that.
He's more concerned with timesheet adherence, H.R. rules, and All-Hands meetings attendance than actually getting any work done. He thinks that "completion" means checking a box in Jira or Visual Studio instead of deploying software that works in production for more than 5 minutes. Most of all, he doesn't understand when others challenge him because "not being a team player" is the greatest sin of all.
Too many to mention. Too easy to forget.
lasting until his next bonus
Facts. Data. Logic.
"You're not a team player!"
Dumb and Dumber (but doesn't get why people laugh)
anything not written by Ed Weissman
How Dunning is Drawn
Dunning is drawn with 30 rectangles, each with a border and some with rounded corners or slanted angles.
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