February 8th, 2005



Days like this I have a certain sympathy for L'Académie française:
As I indicated in our evacuation drill a few months back, employee accountability is our number one concern both during work hours as well as after hours.  If there were an incident in this building that occurs after hours, managers have procedures in place for notifying you of the incident and informing you whether or not to report to work.  The simulated incident we will be testing tomorrow will take place during office hours and it is equally important that we are able to account for our employees during the business day.

Ahem. Employee accountability is not the same as being able to account for all employees! Sure, responsible employees will make certain they report to their managers at the assembly site - so I can see where the confusion that started with conflating 'accountable' and 'countable' managed to become further derailed, but it makes my brain hurt.

 How does one convey the sentiment No!  No!  Bad executive! Bad! while maintaining one's employment, eh?


Addendum:  probably about the time we get an IT staff that can administer their way out of a wet paper bag with both ends open. Firewall error my [censored].