posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 04:13 AM
In this case I'm inclined to believe the official response. The idea that people at the top have a better idea of whats really happening on the
ground than those below them is generally wrong. Directors of anything are mostly concerned with strategy, funding and politics.
It takes time for information to flow up the chain and it usually gets corrupted along the way. Current events only generally get that high when
enough people below smell a career ending issue and escalate the decision.
Always liked this little piece on how things work in bureaucracy. I know its exactly true.
"In the Beginning was The Plan
And then came the Assumptions
And the Assumptions were without form
And the Plan was completely without substance
And the darkness was upon the face of the Workers
And the Workers spoke amongst themselves, saying
"It is a crock of #, and it stinketh."
And the Workers went unto their Supervisors and sayeth,
"It is a pail of dung and none may abide the odor thereof."
And the Supervisors went unto their Managers and sayeth unto them,
"It is a container of excrement and it is very strong,
such that none may abide by it."
And the Managers went unto their Directors and sayeth,
"It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide its strength."
And the Directors spoke among themselves, saying one to another,
"It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong."
And the Directors went unto the Vice Presidents and sayeth unto them,
"It promotes growth and is very powerful."
And the Vice Presidents went unto the President and sayeth unto him,
"This new Plan will actively promote the growth and efficiency of this
Company, and in these Areas in particular."
And the President looked upon The Plan,
And saw that it was good, and The Plan became Policy.
And this is how # Happens.