Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Fuckwits

The Fuckwits who run our company excelled themselves yesterday.

On a bitterly cold day with the wind howling directly from the North, I make my usual 1 and 1/2 mile hike from the station to the office and stride straight for the radiator, hoping to get some feeling back into my hands before I start a typical day filled with typing and mouse clicking action (live the dream). But the radiator is cold. Disconcerted, I fiddle with the dusty plastic knob at the bottom, wondering what idiot would turn off the radiator on such a day.

My colleague opposite chuckles - They've run out of heating oil, he explains.

Incredible but true. The clowns whom the government has entrusted with a multi-million pound software design, development and implementation project are unable to order a few hundred gallons of fuel oil before the tank runs out.

And the old-timers tell me the exact same thing happened in February last year...

Heads will roll? Don't be silly. The bloke in charge of operations has been with the company for years, and sits on the board of directors who are all friends.

Not so friendly for Carly Fiorina, the C.E.O. "released" this week by Hewlett Packard. No doubt she's humilated and devastated to be sacked in such a public way. But don't worry too much, a "severance package" of about $21,000,000 will chase those tears away in no time!

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