RE: Make [up] work (was RE: Unsubstantiated and/or falseallegations(was RE: Nobody reviewed the manuals)

Subject: RE: Make [up] work (was RE: Unsubstantiated and/or falseallegations(was RE: Nobody reviewed the manuals)
From: "Butler, Darren J CTR USAF AFMC 584 CBSS/GBHDB" <Darren -dot- Butler -dot- ctr -at- Robins -dot- af -dot- mil>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 13:08:29 -0400

>>.......in a large corporation, you know that the rumor mill usually
provides more accurate and timely information than official

channels, especially when it comes to bad news......<<



'But that depends on who is providing grist for the rumor mill. In this
situation, there is much CYA going on at all levels of the corporate
structure as well as among the federal regulatory and EMS agencies.



Here are my rule for rumors:

* If management is aggressively trying to squelch certain
rumors, this usually means the rumors are very close to accurate. Start
paying more attention to them.
If management is content to let the rumors run free, then the rumors are
either way off base and/or management initiated. Start ignoring them.

* If management singles-out a person or group for
rumor-mongering, they might be on to something big. Start paying more
attention to them.



Basically, I observe how management acts towards the rumor mill and
adjust my reactions accordingly.



-Darren



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Subject: Re: Make [up] work (was RE: Unsubstantiated and/or
falseallegations(was RE: Nobody reviewed the manuals)



And if you've ever put in any time in a large corporation, you know that
the

rumor mill usually provides more accurate and timely information than
official

channels, especially when it comes to bad news...



Gene Kim-Eng





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From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>

> But being in the same line of work that I am, you must

> be plenty accustomed to taking even flimsier source

> material than that (Marketing Requirements Documents,

> Engineering Statements of Work, Test Plans, Feature

> Summaries....... Code Freeze Dates .....) and

> stringing them into far more elaborate confections

> called Customer Documentation. Yes?



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Follow-Ups:

References:
Nobody reviewed the manuals: From: Al Geist
RE: Nobody reviewed the manuals: From: Brian.Henderson
Unsubstantiated and/or false allegations (was RE: Nobody reviewed the manuals): From: Combs, Richard
Re: Unsubstantiated and/or false allegations (was RE: Nobody reviewed the manuals): From: Ken Poshedly
RE: Unsubstantiated and/or false allegations (was RE: Nobody reviewed the manuals): From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Unsubstantiated and/or false allegations (was RE: Nobody reviewed the manuals): From: Combs, Richard
Make [up] work (was RE: Unsubstantiated and/or false allegations (was RE: Nobody reviewed the manuals): From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Make [up] work (was RE: Unsubstantiated and/or false allegations(was RE: Nobody reviewed the manuals): From: Gene Kim-Eng

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