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  •  The Japanese claim the battery was over-volted (6+ / 0-)

    Which would be a battery charger issue, and Securaplane builds the charger.    Whether or not this guy has a valid point about his firing (and I expect engineers to be hostile when they perceive enginering flaws) it points out a design environment that may have been less than optimal.

    The fact that no judge has ruled on the cause of the event that occurred last week should not be surprising, that criticism is kind of a stretch...

    •  He's not an engineer. And expecting someone to be (0+ / 0-)

      hostile if he or she perceives a design flaw is a desing flaw itself, unless the design is to create a dysfunctional work place.

      And it wasn't within the judges purview.  He ruled that whether the tech's points were valid or not was not the case.  The issue was how he behaved.  

      Look, the guy might have seen something that caused the batter fire.   The trouble is he didn't get himself out from under a just cause firing, by virtue, it must be assumed, of ample testimony from his peers and supers.

      We don't know but the sketchiest of specifics.  Until we do, we shouldn't be calling techs enineers and saying that being an assole, even under stress, is  how to deal with a difficult situation.  Look at the way this site takes down assholes before you start pedestaling someone how has a court ruling against himself to that effect .

      "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you succeed." - Nancy Pelosi // Question: "succeed" at what?

      by nailbender on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 02:19:32 PM PST

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