Jullette Saussy Resignation Letter


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Man, that letter contains quotes more scathing than the those. What a mess.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman says:

      It’s… really something.Report

      • Avatar Stillwater says:

        And you sorta get the feeling her complaint is gonna fall on deaf ears for all the reasons she outlines in the letter: the whole operation is so broken it can’t be fixed. So the fix is gonna be to ignore what she wrote…Report

        • Avatar Will Truman says:

          Kind of seems to me that they might not really view it as in need of fixing, as current operations might satisfy their own demands of the organization.

          Their own demands, of course, being different from the demands of those outside the organization.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Why not give Pournelle’s Iron Law again?

    Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people”:

    First, there will be those who are devoted to the goals of the organization. Examples are dedicated classroom teachers in an educational bureaucracy, many of the engineers and launch technicians and scientists at NASA, even some agricultural scientists and advisors in the former Soviet Union collective farming administration.

    Secondly, there will be those dedicated to the organization itself. Examples are many of the administrators in the education system, many professors of education, many teachers union officials, much of the NASA headquarters staff, etc.

    The Iron Law states that in every case the second group will gain and keep control of the organization. It will write the rules, and control promotions within the organization.