Monday, May 10, 2004

And we're going to entrust our future to these clowns?

Diebold insider memos reveal the rot:

"Subject: RE: alteration of Audit Log in Access
From: "Ken Clark"
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 09:55:02 -0700
Importance: Normal
Its a tough question, and it has a lot to do with perception. Of course everyone knows
perception is reality.
Right now you can open GEMS' .mdb file with MS-Access, and alter its contents. That
includes the audit log. This isn't anything new. ... Now, where the perception comes in is that its right now very *easy* to change the
contents. Double click the .mdb file. Even technical wizards at Metamor (or Ciber, or
whatever) can figure that one out."

... and this gem:

Fw: Battery Status & Charging---and too much bull!!
Subject: Fw: Battery Status & Charging---and too much bull!!
From: "Mike"
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 10:57:40 -0500
It does not matter whether we get anything certified or not, if we can't even get the foundation of Global stable.
This company is a mess! We should stop development on all new, and old products and concentrate on
making them stable instead of showing vaporware. Selling a new account will only load more crap on an
already over burdened entity.
Everyone is waiting for Diebold to come and save us. What do you think Diebold will say when they see what a
mess everything is, or more to the point what Global has not shown them, or maybe it will not matter at that time,
Every time I look at the support list there is another sales person or manager screaming we can't go forward
without having to fix this or to fix that. You are taxing the development team beyond what they can handle. This
is not there problem, it is yours.
Elections are not rocket science. Why is it so hard to get things right! I have never been at any other
company that has been so miss managed. I see blame being put on anything that moves.
Communication does not exist! All I here from upper management is "That’s fine, he or she will be removed".
Upper management seems to think they know what is going on. They are to caught up in to much politics, and to
much self importance, to even realize that there are employees watching them, waiting for some direction... We
have allot of bright people in Global, why is it so hard to get things right....
I just received a call from Ingrid, she says she is tired of getting calls from clients asking for help. No one at
Global is giving them the time of day. Ingrid is the only name I will use in this conversation. I have had calls from
other ex-employees stating the same thing.
We have a management team that is so redundant, it is pathetic, and yet we don't have enough employees to get
the work done. Wake up! We keep loosing good people, and yet management does not see this, or more to the
point, "just keep everything going, Diebold is coming and everything will be fine". Bull!!
My views are my views only. If you wish to fire me for speaking the truth, bring it on... or fix this crap. The
employees of this company are watching, waiting to see if you are the leaders that will keep them going, or the
pathetic fools that will drive this company into the ground. I believe Global has great products, great ideas, great
people, just get things right and we will be the best.

... How's that working for ya?

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