Monday, July 25, 2005

Inability of UC to admit that it has made mistakes

A comment from the

http://lanl-the-real-story.blogspot.com/2005/07/bid-to-run-lanl-formidable-duel.html

post:
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As the months drift by, I'm sometimes jerked awake, as though within a nightmare, by the possibility that UC might actually win (re-win) the contract. Having started as a fully gung-ho UC sucker, Nanos's ongoing, relentless work of turning over his own shared-with-UC rock finally showed me that no-way, no-how, should that corrupt organization be given the contract again, but still--the ever-startling epiphany keeps coming back: no, it really _could_ happen.

The worst of it wasn't Nanos, or The Emperor (Foley), it's the remarkable, ongoing, abundantly demonstrated inability of UC to admit that it has made mistakes, specifically with the shutdown and with the capricious, untimely, irrational, counterproductive, and purely vengeful withdrawal of 26 days of freedom every year from its workers ("our people are our greatest asset") here. Recently, waves of awards connected with the "restart" gave the impression that management was buying (cooping) personnel as co conspirators in the shutdown (by having them accept cash gifts for their "efforts" with the restart), and UC's amazing ongoing refusal to reinstate 9/80 points to the same, horrible disease within: these guys just can't admit when they've made a mistake.

_That_ is the reason UC must not win the contract again. Otherwise, it'll just be more of the same old cover-up-ridden Reign of the Self-Congratulatory.


Comments:
Agreed.... and for those of you out there who believe that lower tier managers such as Foley, Nanos, etc. were the primary issue , ask yourself this simple question: how long would the UC President's office tolerate the kind of chaos and abuse that has gone on at LANL for the past two years, at ANY UC CAMPUS? The answer of course is that they would not, and could not afford to tolerate it. Ever heard of a 6-month shutdown at a college?
 
The previous comment is right-on. UC clearly was not minding the store with LANL.
 
Bad analogy, poster 8:22am. LANL is a nuclear weapons lab, and not a University campus, regardless of how much you might like to believe it to not be so. Still, Robinson is right with his "Absolutely not!" comment in regards to the shutdown. Shutting down the whole lab was a huge mistake, and UC is unable to admit it.
 
I believe that UC can not admit "mistakes" because they just follow orders from NNSA.
 
Bullsh*t.

Nanos ordered the shutdown, not NNSA, not DOE. Afterwards he attempted to justify his action by claiming that if he had not shut us down, DOE would have.

More bullsh*t.
 
and remember that contractors who worked on the "restart" got nothing, even with the "wave of awards" handed out. Typical of the UC arrogance toward workers at the lab.
 
Anonymous : 7/25/2005 11:25:02 AM said:
"Nanos ordered the shutdown, not NNSA, not DOE. Afterwards he attempted to justify his action by claiming that if he had not shut us down, DOE would have."

That's right. If he had not shut down LANL, DOE would have fired him for not following orders.
 
Nanos works for UC, not DOE. Not only that, but apparently even UC can't fire him.
 
Come on, why would they punish him for doing the job he was hired to do? He was hired by UC but that coordinated with NNSA.

He was doing what NNSA thought was needed and you guys screamed and rebelled.

Do you really think that the motivation of NNSA to solve problems at LANL has changed?

THEY get to pick the new contractor, and they will use a similar criteria. It can be easy or it can be rough. You get to choose whether you will make the change.
 
7/26/2005 07:14:13 PM said:
"Come on, why would they punish him for doing the job he was hired to do? He was hired by UC but that coordinated with NNSA."

Don't ever forget that NNSA runs the Laboratory no matter who wins the contract. LANL will never be free again until it has strong leadership that can resist the bureaucrats at NNSA when they are wrong.
 
Nanos was NOT fired. He is still on the UC payroll and double-dipping with his Navy retirement. He is being rewarded for his foul behaviour.

-Waiting for Robinson-
 
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