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Old 2nd November 2006, 14:47
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BP boss gets the axe

Hi,

Steve Marshall, head of the Alaskan operations division has been fired due to the problems that happened earlier this year with production, spills etc...notably the Prudhoe Bay shutdown.

The share prices have risen significantly due to the announcement.

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Old 2nd November 2006, 15:03
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He will pop up somewhere else in the orginization
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Old 2nd November 2006, 15:21
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Too true...!

Gdynia,

I'm sure he will. I remember when my dad lost loads of money in the Railtrack share scandal when he worked as a Master for BP....who turned up as Chairman of BP...Gerald Corbett....failed and disgraced ex Railtrack Chairman. My old man never disliked many people...but.....

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Old 2nd November 2006, 16:46
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You were sure right Rushie!! I found this on the internet after reading your posting.

"Marshall will go on to take the post of vice president of operations development, as well as lead BP's new training facility, known as its Operations Academy. It is still unclear if Marshall's new post will keep him in Anchorage."
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Old 2nd November 2006, 16:59
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When directors of companies get fired for bad management (doing a bad job) they usually get mammoth golden handshakes very good pension payouts. When one of the normal empoyees gets fired for doing a bad job, they receive (deservedly) very little.

Why is there such a big difference.

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BP boss gets the axe

Rushie,
How right you are. I found this on the internet after reading your posting.

"Marshall will go on to take the post of vice president of operations development, as well as lead BP's new training facility, known as its Operations Academy. It is still unclear if Marshall's new post will keep him in Anchorage."
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Old 2nd November 2006, 20:04
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You need to be aware of the infamous Rule No. 1 regarding career advancement.

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To obtain certain promotion to higher paid and senior management posts in no circumstances show any aptitude for your job. Promotion is more likely if a reasonable level of incompetence is shown, especially if the main phrase in your vocabulary is "Yes".

The theory being that no manager in his right mind will ever promote anyone who is good at their job as the chances of finding a like replacement are about zero!!

Thats my theory, but perhaps I'm just cynical.

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Old 3rd November 2006, 09:04
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Richard,

You may be cynical....but you've hit the nail on the head....

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Sadly, I agree with you both. In my second incarnation as a manager in BT it was regrettably common for the incompetent to be promoted just to get rid of them. Things improved the further we got from being part of the Civil Service but old Spanish customs die hard! Eventually the happy souls in HR came up with a system which meant you could actually fire people for being useless, labourious though it was. HR then allocated one of their own to ensure that the person being fired had their interests fully protected; I sometimes think looking around me now that they were a bit ahead of their time!
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Old 4th November 2006, 06:06
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Thanks for that first hand account Alistair. Today I believe that it is quite common for incompetent managers to surround themselves with "advisors", I wonder why?

cheers Frank
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Somebody has to tell them how to do their Job, and I reckon that goes all the way up!!!!!
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Thanks for that first hand account Alistair. Today I believe that it is quite common for incompetent managers to surround themselves with "advisors", I wonder why?

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Old 5th November 2006, 07:09
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Many are promoted to their level of incompetence, and many go on to prove that fact.

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