Re: Can I Get Your Input Please

Subject: Re: Can I Get Your Input Please
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 15:01:30 -0400

I don't prescribe to the doom and gloom viewpoint.

I don't think we know enough about the situation to speculate on the
political nature of the company.

I personally know I do not have enough information to give any advice
other than what I already offered:

Tell HR what you told us.

Then someone knows what's going on. Then the right people have info
with which to help you and evaluate/help your manager, who seems to be
reacting poorly if all told is true. Then you are using the proper
channels which the company would prefer a solid employee take (well,
in your case a wanna-be employee but employed contractor).

I don't envy your situation, but since we're limited on info, the best
advice I can offer is to use the tools you have at hand to deal with
the issue.


On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:
> Somewhere in the upper reaches of the company someone said, "[Name of
> Blessed Lord and Saviour]!!! We can't have him doing that! The
> proverbial stuff will hit the proverbial rotating device! Stop him." The
> writer's manager is trying to do that.
> Continuing the quasi-religious theme, the company has a Left Hand and a
> Right Hand, and the two parts cannot know what each other are doing.
> Perhaps one is devoted to upholding the Company's Ethics in public,
> while the other part assiduously lies, cheats and steals. The writer has
> inadvertently applied to work for the Other Hand.
> Somewhere on our vast Planet (or three, for those who'll accept
> off-planet gigs) there is a better company. Go for it!
> Oh, don't jump until you have a planet upon which to land.

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