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  • uwtuitionblues uwtuitionblues Jan 21, 2002 1:15 AM Flag

    Doing her job?

    Mike and Risk,

    Please stop shouting (CAPITALIZING EVERYTHING)
    and scaring me. I am impressionable and when
    I see those large letters I get swayed to
    your way of thinking. I look to this board
    for guidance and leadership because I am quite
    incapable of figuring it. I keep going back
    and forth.

    I was enjoying this board and feeling that
    the soap opera playing out here and with the
    merger was the entertainment that I paid for
    with the delta between the stock highs and
    where it is at now. But if you guy are going
    to keep shouting at one another I just don't
    know what I am going to do.

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    • In the words of that great philosopher
      Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"

    • That's a reasonable request, I'll quit using caps.

      Risk, threaten away, and do what you will. I am not intimidated by your threats, nor by the potential consequences. Regarding my use of ethnic slurs, I think the village idiot could figure out that the words were meant to illustrate how using labels to cast people as incompetent is wrong.

      And finally, I'm not using my position to add credibility. Only to say that not all people who have positions like me are sycophants or sellouts. I let my arguments speak for themselves.

      As for you, you should know that Harvard is not the preeminent source of business education. I'm not discrediting them at all, they have a fine institution. Rather, I'm suggesting that running a company based on what you read in the HBR is suspect. Because everybody reads the HBR, to be different, to excel, you have to be your own thinker.

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      • "Regarding my use of ethnic slurs, I think the village idiot could figure out that the words were meant to illustrate how using labels to cast people as incompetent is wrong."

        You can try to rationalize your conduct, but I refuse to do anything other than hold you accountable and the fact is if you used that language inside HP you'd be fired. And further stating you are a manager and using that language on this board is reprehensible.

        "And finally, I'm not using my position to add credibility. Only to say that not all people who have positions like me are sycophants or sellouts."

        Which of course implies that people in your position and that don't hold your views are therefore sycophants and sellouts. Which is exactly what you have been trying to erroneously persuade the board is the case, by using the already inflammatory topic of bonuses. To do that you told this board that hp is "bribing" managers. When it fact HP is paying bonuses to key contributors to prevent valuable and critical IP from being raided by competitors.

        And what I can easily conclude from your behavior and words is that you are a malcontent, disgruntled because you did not get a bonus.

        And now we have a better understanding of your motivations and gain � you are one who is acting out of a unwarranted sense of grievance against HP.

        Well to that I say stop it right now. Your behavior here clearly demonstrates you did not deserve that bonus.

 
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