Hier noch eine schöne Geschichte, in der ebenfalls "suits" im Sinne von "Schlipsträger" vorkommen:
A senior plant engineer retired after 30 years on the job. A party was had, cake was eaten and a watch given to the man.
No sooner had a week passed when one of the larger machines on the production line suffered a failure, bringing production to a halt. The plant staff worked non-stop for 3 days to no avail. Every hour the plant was not producing was lost money, and the suits were anxious.
Finally, the plant manager asked the retired engineer to come take a look. The old gentleman stood before the hulking machine, listening to the maintenance people describe the problem. He scrached his chin and leaned inside. With a "Mmm-hmm", he reached forward and made a chalk mark on one of the parts.
The staff did and the machine immediately resumed service. A great deal of celebration was made over the fact that the production line was again running. The plant manager asked how he could remunerate the retired engineer for his time.
"That'll be $30,000."
Of course, jaws dropped open. Stammering and stuttering, the plant manager requested an invoice of services performed.
Pulling out a notepad, the retired engineer wrote the following:
$1 Chalk Mark
$29,999 Knowing where to put Chalk Mark
The point of the story being, sometimes you're not just paying for the labor, but the knowledge to perform it correctly.