Re: This is how it works in the corporate world
I agree, that is why I give you a thumb up and hold the VW board accountable rather than the engineers. As usual the Board denies all knowledge in an attempt to delegate blame, (and ignore the fact that by doing so admit incompetence !) This is situation usually the result of Snafu and works something like this.
In the beginning was the plan,
and from the plan came the specification;
And the plan was without substance,
and the specification was void.
was on the faces of the workers;
And they spake unto their leader,
"It is a crock of shit,
and it stinks of the sewer."
And the leader took pity on them,
and spoke to the project leader:
"It is a pot of excrement,
and none may abide the odor thereof."
And the project leader, troubled at this news,
spake unto his section head, saying:
"It is a container of manure,
and it is very strong, such that none may abide it."
The section head then hurried to his department manager,
and informed him thus:
"It is a vessel of fertilizer,
and none may abide its strength."
The department manager carried these words
to his general manager,
and spoke unto him
"It containeth that which aideth the growth of plants,
and it is very strong."
And so it was that the general manager rejoiced
and delivered the good news unto the Vice President.
"It promoteth growth,
and it is very powerful."
The Vice President rushed to the President's side,
and joyously exclaimed:
"This powerful new product
will promote the growth of the company!"
And the President looked upon the product,
and saw that it was very good.
This is how Shit Happens.