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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:58 AM

38. Some poetic justice in his getting so publicly fired...

Although I regret the loss of a sane person from the administration - there are so few of them - I don't feel too sorry for Rex.

I was on a consulting assignment at Exxon for awhile and had never seen such a depressed and paranoid culture.

Rex presided from his golden office at Exxon, ruled like a distant despot, and routinely sacrificed tens of thousands of dedicated career employees through his "rank and yank" employee evaluations. Basically, you lived or died by the evaluation. Everyone was scored, and those with the lowest scores were fired each year. All activity was based on trying not to be scored lower than your coworker.

People stayed in their offices with doors closed, and no one ever challenged the status quo. Zero happiness, zero creativity. Just people trying to survive. Could have just as easily been a soviet bureaucracy. I was so glad when my assignment ended. A miserable place for employees.

Now the king has a little taste of what he dished out to so many of his employees.

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