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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tomas Diaz de la Rubia got a new job!

https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q3/purdue-selects-national-laboratory-and-industry-veteran-as-next-discovery-park-chief-scientist,-executive-director.html
Will he last longer than Ed Moses at GMTO?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What what? He's an industry veteran? That's the strangest thing I've ever heard.

Anonymous said...

Just what do you mean by "got a new job"?

Anonymous said...

"In queso emergency, I pray to cheeses." - Tomas Diaz de la Rubia

Anonymous said...

It's almost admirable how tight-lipped LLNL was about Tomas' firing.
Even the socially-controlled drones that work there said nothing.

Tomas' rise and fall is a great example of the LLNL culture that values positional power over ethical leadership.
Tomas had positional power, which he was was given even though he was unqualified.
This allowed him to abuse the system, abuse others, until he was eventually brought down by a scandal that even staff relations couldn't cover up. What triggered this is unclear. I am even told that Tomas was shocked to learn he was being terminated.

Anonymous said...

So what was the scandal? Or what is the rumor of the scandal?

Anonymous said...

"Scandal", "I'm told", "terminated", what a bunch of hooey. Some people on this blog love to just make s**t up.

Anonymous said...

Nothing there. He was put on leave and we were immediately told not to abuse government travel. Then he left. No big deal.

Anonymous said...

He also made an ass of himself around NNSA sponsors at a pretty important meeting. He was a liability, and the lab did the right thing.

Anonymous said...

I love August 20, 2015 at 7:44 AM the false-naysayer, goading people into putting out more detail about Tomas' bad behavior. Apparently anyone in the "loop" who has any dealings with Tomas has their "Tomas Story"

Anonymous said...

He has an affair with a lab postdoc. He got divorced for her and they married sometime later.

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