My. How times change. In my day, the philosophy was simple:

  • Always be sick in your own time.
  • Ensure a newspaper is safely cached behind the toilet cistern.
  • Arrive and leave the office 30 seconds before/after your manager.
  • Get an urgent pager alert whenever your round is imminent.
  • Be quick to claim credit and divert blame.

But no. I have now finally discovered the true Oracle Contractors Philosophy.