Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Terry's ears hust have been burning
Terry "There Is No FBI Investigation of Mitchell" Wallace is checking himself out on the blog (he's a regular visitor here).
Terry, Terry, what would your mother say if she found out that you can't keep your word?
On a slightly different note, I have occasional visions of the abundant brain power at LANL coming together to resolve our many issues and actually helping the Lab be what we all want it to be - 'course the vision is quickly dispelled by some the more painful posts in the blog. Oh well, Hope springs eternal!
Now that is one unrealistic expectation.
"discussing real issues, floating solutions, establishing direction, and coming together for the good of each other and the future of LANL"
in your contribution, 2/22/2007 10:12 AM.
The current structure is designed to cause problems rather than fix them because the direction for LANL has already been decided. Remove classified work, kill research, and just build pits.
I can not believe that Division leaders of divisions that need to cooperate on projects and work out budgets could not sit down at the table and work out their needs without the involvement of parasites.
The way to accomplish this is to return to the group leaders group responsibilities rather than having division leaders micromanage groups. Group leaders again need to be responsible for their budgets and people while division leaders need to coordinate projects across LANL.
This is soooo Los Alamos. The wrong person hired to do the wrong task, at an enormous salary. Lisa makes $163,500, as an Office Director; and her specialty is Diversity, not Staff Resources. This is like hiring a senior chemist to do the job of a junior physicist.
If this is one of Beason's good ideas, I'd hate to see his bad ones. I can't imagine that this will do anything positive, but it will waste a lot of time and money, because Lisa will surely use up a lot of staff time.
The problem at TR, and LANL proper, is lack of leadership, lack of accountability, and a lack of trust and openness in dealing with the staff. Lisa can't address these problems; but her presence may provide a one year excuse for TR management's failure to deal with the real problems.
Hopefully by then LANL will be under new management, and this dumb idea can be put to rest.
# posted by Anonymous : 4/19/2005 08:28:21 PM