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Friday, August 21, 2015

First "Periodic Progress Report" is now available

The first "Periodic Progress Report" is now available. It is beyond pathetic, it looks like it was thrown together in five minutes. It states some glaring inaccurcies and says how great things are. Do these people have any shame. A pure disgrace to the LANL workers, the history of the lab, and the United States.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's a nauseating puff piece missing only unicorns and rainbows. Multiple picture of Charlie smiling at the splendid success. It's embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

These turkeys are history. No amount of hype and PR is going to save LANS from the dump.

Anonymous said...

Wow, these guys are the reason Science is taking a back seat to politics. They have raped and piliged what was once a great Lab. Their only interest is to take everything they can get and move on to their next target.

How's the LANS retirement working out for you? I would be extremely concerned, if I was about to retire, Becthel, will figure out a way to really screw the participants in this small stand-alone retirement system.... To

Anonymous said...



LANS knows it is gone, however the bloated hoard of PADS, ADs, and higher level managers are now starting to panic as they know the that there numbers are going to thinned and the enormous salaries justified by saying we are a corporation are going to be slashed. One of the big problems with the contract change was it lead to a much large but utterly insular management culture. They only talk to themselves, avoid the workforce and are largely unaware the actual work done at the lab. In many cases they spend as little time as possible at the lab and there are so many of them now they have little to do anyway. Even if one of them tries to change something for the better they know that they are just talking risk since there is no reward for doing something good at the lab there is only punishment for messing up and with this approach the whole lab is in a state of complete and utter decay. Even Vic Reis pointed out that the privatization of LLNL and LANL has been a mistake.

Anonymous said...

"...LANS knows it is gone, however the bloated hoard of PADS, ADs, and higher level managers are now starting to panic as they know the that there numbers are going to thinned..."

Thinning doesn't necessarily mean a lay off for these managers. A new "purpose statement" and other restructuring tools help justify throwing the programmatic chess pieces in the air so these unanchored and unsupported managers can land on their feet and be reabsorbed. These managers will not face a "business need" RIF without first playing workforce musical chairs (with volume control privileges), at the expense of non-manager "worker bees". No, they wouldn't do such a thing right?

Anonymous said...

The labs are classical rent seekers:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent-seeking

There is no product so who cares how big management is. You could have 100% managers running around. The key thing is to collect salaries and bonuses.

Also, look at who you have at the lab now. WCI is run by incompetent managers. It's not important. There are no new warheads and nuclear tests. Science is at a minimum.

The labs will continue because there will always be nuclear weapons in the stockpile and someone needs to "certify" them. In exchange for this service, the lab collects it's rent.

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump personally asked Megyn Kelly for a "periodic" progress report.

Anonymous said...

See, I fixed it. Everything is AWESOME !

- Charlie "Awesome" McMillan

Anonymous said...

The most striking part of the progress report is another glossy photograph of McMillan. No doubt McMillan's legacy will be more photographs of himself than all the previous Lab Directors combined. That's it!

Anonymous said...

The most striking part of the progress report is another glossy photograph of McMillan.

Excuse me there are TWO glossy photographs of McMillan.

Anonymous said...

Some of you just don't get it. All the press releases are all about Charlie and how wonderful he is. No amount of puff press will get him respect after the last four years of one bad headline after another.

None of this rubbish was seen when Sig was Director. Yes, some of us would like to go back in time. Back to having a Director that each and every employee respected.

Anonymous said...

Charlie "GQ" McMillan looks absolutely faaabulous in the latest glossy brochures published by LANS executives to herald their "miraculous cures" at LANL.

Why, he must be some sort of saint! We are blessed by his presence.

Anonymous said...

Why, he must be some sort of saint! We are blessed by his presence.

August 24, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Actually, we are blessed by McMillan's ignorance.

Anonymous said...

There has to be more than one for it to be "periodic".

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