Los Alamos National Laboratory: You know The Real Story. You know The Corporate Story. Now you'll know The Rest of the Story.
"Once you decide to titillate instead of illuminate ... you create a climate of expectation that requires a higher and higher level of intensity" Bill Moyers.Enjoy. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/20/BAFDRKMES.DTL
I am surprised that this license plate slipped past DMV.
William Thurman Fuller owns the car.
Is STFU still up for grabs?
White Theoretical Fysicist (phonically speaking)
8:29pmYou are so clever. Too bad it is bs considering the number of the Ph.d physicits and Ph.d's in related fields that the people in Los Alamos are from include Japan, China, India, Argentina, Brazil, Marocco, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Malaysia, Venezuela, Egypt, and Chile just to name a few. So what does that make you? TFOS. Get some facts before you make DA comments.
11:13pm: As the license plate says, WTF? Aren't there some kids on your lawn to go shout at?
Interesting to note that many of the senior managers drive vehicles with out of state license plates and have been since 2006. Isn't there a NM statute that requires anyone living here more than 30 days to obtain a NM license plate and a NM driver's license?
Why is it that everyone on this blog is busy with trivia and no one is watching serious impending issues, such as the realignment of the Tech, SSM and ASM series?This is headed for a wreck! Each directorate has put its own spin on the process, and HR has no idea how to integrate them! The new series are no better than the old ones, just different names. But there will be a lot of angst as people get arbitrarily demoted or promoted.And what about our new signature facility that Mike proposed yesterday? Who is actively moving this other than John Sarrao? Where is the national support required?
Yeah, 8/22/07 4:48 PM,There is a plan to align the SSM/Tech series into the TSM series so that there will be co-mingling of pay and qualifications at the contact boundaries of the series. There will soon be no way to tell a PhD from UNM apart from a PhD from Cambridge. Never mind that a business degree will be equivalent to a physics degree.
Not to worry, 7:04 PM. There will soon be little need for PhD's at LANL. This will free up plenty of cash to raise SSM salaries to TSM levels. Why shouldn't a SSM glorified "secretary" make over $80 K per year? Isn't that what secretaries make out there in the real world labor markets? Besides, it is the SSMs who call many of the shots in most group at LANL these days.
Sorry but the SSM'S that I have interaction with could not find their rear side with a hundred hands. What a bloated group of glorified status seekers. WE end up doing their jobs for them.As for the new series grab hold of something cause I don't think you are going to like it.
Visualize this -- no meaningful raises at LANL until 2012. That's what we probably have ahead of us. The next five years will see declines in salary as inflation eats up the meager raises LANS plans to hand out. The only way you will see a raise at LANL in the next 5 years is if you can land a position in the management chain or launch and win a discrimination legal suit. When the layoffs finally hit, most people will be so scared they'll be glad just to have a job, regardless of the declining pay and benefits.
"There is a plan to align the SSM/Tech series into the TSM series so that there will be co-mingling of pay and qualifications at the contact boundaries of the series."I will put up $100 for anybody who can explain WTF that means. Maybe my Ph.D. is from the wrong place.
"I will put up $100 for anybody who can explain WTF that means. Maybe my Ph.D. is from the wrong place. 8/23/07 10:00 PM"Indeed, for some a PhD is a liability.
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