Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] In the news today- WHAT??

Phil L. fil at arach.net.au
Sat Apr 17 10:22:03 MDT 2004

Beth Curran wrote:

> Up until now I thought you guys were kidding.......Of course, it's a 
> joke (to be precise, satire, as Mike points out).  I had to go to a 
> 2-day CI course last week, and my mind wandered and that article sorta 
> wrote itself. - Beth
> PS  Our HR manager is threatening us with "servant leadership" 
> training next.  Who knows what might come out after that.  If anyone 
> has been exposed to that particular new fad, can you contact me 
> off-list?  I have some serious concerns.  Thanks!
Sounds like a B&D workshop to me.... I don't get all this stuff, 
seriously... it's just an excuse for companies to spend money and waste 
time... The reason Chev's these days last 125,000 miles is because 
Toyota's last (and always have lasted) 3 times as long, and people who 
work on the road for a living, usually learn their lesson when they buy 
a dud car....

that said, our own work ford is a throwaway item after only 2 years, and 
we're buying another one, but thats because ford appear to have 
recognised their pretty obvious mistakes...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: powderworks-bounces at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu 
> [mailto:powderworks-bounces at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu] On Behalf Of 
> Bawolski at aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 12:47 AM
> To: ghostie at snail-mail.net; powderworks at cs.colorado.edu
> Subject: Re: [Powderworks] In the news today- WHAT??
> In a message dated 4/16/2004 11:33:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
> ghostie at snail-mail.net writes:
>     Well this is the wierdest thing I've seen since I last read The Onion.
>     Isn't Forbes Magazine something to do with finance, or business, or
>     other capitalist activities? Why would the Oils hire a bunch of
>     professionals to reunify them? What does Forbes have to do with this?
>     Where the hell did you FIND this???
> I sure hope it's a joke.  "Continuous improvement" is a term they've 
> thrown
> around at the company I work for the last 12 years and it's basically 
> meant
> reducing our workforce from 7,000 to 1,000 while "improving" the bank 
> accounts
> of the CEO and his cronies.  Seeing that term in relation to the Oils
> is like seeing Keith Richards team up with the DEA. 
> Mike
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Phil L.
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