Chained

 

*All names are fictitious, but the situation was real.


*David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 11:51 AM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Okay, everybody. This just got serious. I mean – REAL SERIOUS! Audit is scheduled to come in after Labor Day & I know they’re going to look at this contract & see everything that went wrong. We have to figure a way to work around it. We just have to. The customer would have nailed us to the floor if we had any delays in delivery. Even a 1 day delay. All those errors could have cost us!

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Vanessa Warren <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 11:53 AM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Actually audit won’t be coming in until 07/15.  But until then yes we need to figure out what to tell them.

Vanessa Warren
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Cole Riznowski <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 11:55 AM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Do something?  Ok……such as?

Cole Riznowski
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Robert Ahrens <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 11:59 AM

To: <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

I know the customer was upset – to say the least!  But we fixed all the problems and got it out to them.  So there should be no complaints from them on the timing – ultimately.

Robert Ahrens
Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:04 P.M.

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Robert, we’re talking a $20 mil contract!  I know we fixed all the errors.  But we still have to explain to Audit how we managed to come in on schedule.  I don’t like tap-dancing around these things.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Anna B. Smith <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:06 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Well, who had tested the software?

Anna B. Smith
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Jason Phong <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:09 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Initially Paul V. did.  But mistakes were in the primary coding.  That was across the board.  Too many people had their hands in it from the start.

Jason Phong
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:12 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Yes I know too many people were involved.  We’ll fix that later.  Right now we need to come up with a solution to explain the budget discrepancy to Audit.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Steve Hopwood <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:14 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

How much were we off in what we reported?  I had reported 500K.

Steve Hopwood
Vice President – Quality Control
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Vanessa Warren <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:17 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

We were off by $1 million.

Vanessa Warren
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Steve Hopwood <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:19 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

$1 million!!!!!!  I didn’t know that!  Please see attached.

Steve Hopwood
Vice President – Quality Control
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Vanessa Warren <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:25 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Steve,

Yes, I still have that original sheet.  You didn’t know because you didn’t see the final totals.  The cost overruns for each testing mode weren’t included in what we gave to you.  So that’s on us.  And apparently that’s part of the problem.  David is pointing out the fact Audit will ask why we ran over budget on the testing.  But I don’t know how we’ll get around it.

Vanessa Warren
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Michael Zimmerman <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:30 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Do what?  Destroy all the data & recreate it?  We can’t do that.  We’ll just have to explain to the audit people.

Michael Zimmerman
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:37 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Quite frankly, MZ, we can’t just explain it away.  Audit will have too many questions & we can’t just shrug our shoulders & say Oops.  We HAVE to come up with a way around it.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Kristy Anderson-James <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:40 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Going back to Cole’s question, what exactly do we do?  You know the old saying – everything looks great on paper!

Kristi James-Anderson
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:44 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

And going back to what I said from the very start: we need to find a way around it.  All those errors in the first delivery could’ve cost us the whole contract.  But, like I said, we’ll deal with that later.  Right now we ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION TO EXLAIN IT TO AUDIT!!!  I hate to sound like I’m panicking, but in a sense, I am.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Bess Rogers <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:47 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

David,

So what you’re saying is no one thought there’d have to be more than one test run and so it wasn’t budgeted?

Bess Rogers
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:49 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Sadly yes that is what I’m saying.  Besides it’s a 20 mil contract.  Everything was supposed to be right from the beginning.  Long before that 1st delivery!  We should know with this client & their global reach they don’t have time for little crap like a programming error.  They were taking a chance with us anyway, being their first time with us.  We really could’ve lost that contract!!!!

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Eva Vander-Mein <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 12:58 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

We’ve always anticipated multiple test runs on any new program and budgeted accordingly.

How did we miss it in this case?

Eva Vander-Mein
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Robert Ahrens <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:01 PM

To: <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com> 

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

I guess we just didn’t.  I know how pathetic that sounds, but I guess that’s bound to happen on these super-large projects.

Robert Ahrens
Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Eva Vander-Mein <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:05 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Indeed that does sound pathetic.  In fact it is pathetic!  For any project no matter the size we’ve always budgeted for retests.

Where did the breakdown occur?

Eva Vander-Mein
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:10 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

I don’t know where the breakdown occurred, but it did.  We still need to work around to explain to audit.  Remember, this is a $20 m contract!  We HAVE to come up with a solution.  Audit will rip us a new one when they see that $1 m overrun.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Eva Vander-Mein <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:14 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

What do you mean by ‘solution’?  The solution is just to explain what happened.

Eva Vander-Mein
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Michael Zimmerman <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:15 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Yea, that’s exactly what I said earlier.  There’s just no way around it otherwise.

Michael Zimmerman
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Anna B. Smith <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:17 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

So the $1 mil overrun will come out of our cost center?

Anna B. Smith
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:20 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Yes but if we can explain it away, everything will be good.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Eva Vander-Mein <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:23 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

I don’t like where this is going.  Explain it away?  You need to explain that in & of itself.

Eva Vander-Mein
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:25 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Trying to be subtle here.  We have to figure a way around this.  LIKE NOW!

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Eva Vander-Mein <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:29 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Figure a way around this?  Or do you mean come up with an excuse?  You should know by now, David, I don’t do subtle.

Eva Vander-Mein
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:32 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

We simply have to come up with a plausible creative solution to this mess.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Michael Zimmerman <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:35 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Plausible?  Creative?  David, are you serious?  We’re a tech company – not a literary magazine.

Michael Zimmerman
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:36 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Yes, I know that.  I’m not being cute about this.  It’s serious.  We can’t just say, oops we made a $1m mistake.  Get over it.  We have to offer some kind of explanation.  Something audit will understand & believe.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Anna B. Smith <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:37 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Fiscal year end is coming up in a few months, too.  Is that one of your concerns David?

Anna B. Smith
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:39 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Yes of course that’s a concern.  We can’t have budget thrown out of whack at this late stage.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Eva Vander-Mein <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:41 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

2nd quarter end also.

Eva Vander-Mein
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Grace Whicker <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:44 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ok, let’s back up here.  Are we just trying to find a way to explain the cost overrun?  And what does this have to do with Paul V?

Grace Whicker
Administrative Assistant – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:50 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

We HAVE to explain the cost overrun!!  This is extremely serious.  But we can’t let it look like the entire division screwed up.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Steve Hopwood <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:52 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

I’m still hyperventilating about that 1 mil!  If someone screwed up somewhere, then we need to find out who it was and what they did.  And how did it get past QA/QC.  You’re not suggesting we redo the figures are you?  That data has already been input into the main system.  It’s something we can’t just recall and say there’s a slight miscalculation.

Steve Hopwood
Vice President – Quality Control
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:55 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Yes I know we can’t just pull that data back out and reinsert it all.  But this project IS SO EXTREMELY SENSITIVE!!  Our company’s entire reputation is at stake!  That also means millions in future revenue!!  We can’t walk anything back at this point!  Tell me I’m not the only one who understands how serious this is!

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Vanessa Warren <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 1:58 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

No you’re not the only one David.  I think we all realize what a predicament we’ve gotten ourselves into.

Vanessa Warren
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:05 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

So, if Paul was the last one to touch it, QA/QC it, we can just pin it on him.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Cole Riznowski <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:09 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

I don’t think that’s a good idea, David.  We can’t do that.  We just can’t.

Cole Riznowski
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:12 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

I’m saying we can BECAUSE WE HAVE TO!!  We can’t afford to lose this contract!!  Just 1 penny over budget could cost us the whole deal!!  We worked too hard to get this contract and we can’t afford to lose it.  For any reason!

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Steve Hopwood <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:14 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

David,

You do realize what you’re suggesting, don’t you?

Steve Hopwood
Vice President – Quality Control
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:15 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Of course I do.  But WE SIMPLY CANNOTT AFORD TO LOSE THIS CONTRACT!!!  HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY THAT!!

I need everyone to get on board with me on this.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Vanessa Warren <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:17 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

I’m certain everyone here understands how critical this is.  So there shouldn’t be any argument.

Vanessa Warren
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Jason Phong <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:20 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Who’s arguing?  I just don’t want us to do anything unethical.

Jason Phong
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:22 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ethics isn’t the issue here!!!  We ABOSLUTELY HAVE TO SAVE THIS CONTRACT!

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Cole Riznowski <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:24 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ethics will be the issue if we go off the rails with this.

Cole Riznowski
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:25 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Were going off the rails already!  I need to get everyone on board with me here.  I know how this looks from a distance.  But we CANOT AFORD TO LOSE THIS CONTRACT!!!!!

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Robert Ahrens <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:27 PM

To: <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ok, don’t lose control David.  We’ll work through this.

Robert Ahrens
Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:28 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

It’s not just a matter of working through it.  I’ll deal with the consequences later.  We’ll just say for now that Paul screwed up in the qa/qc area and go from there.

Once again – I NEED EVERYONE TO AGREE TO THIS!!!!!!!!  It’s ugly but we have to do it.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Steve Hopwood <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:30 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

These emails can be traced.  You do know that, don’t you?

Steve Hopwood
Vice President – Quality Control
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:31 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Like I said earlier, I’ll take care of all that.  I SERIOUSLY NEED EVERYONE ON BOARD WITH THIS!!!  WE CAN’T LET THIS GET TO AUDIT!!!

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Grace Whicker <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:33 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Well…I can scrub these emails out.  I just hate to put us in this position.

Grace Whicker
Administrative Assistant – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


David Manley <David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:34 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>,
<Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Subject: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

We’re already in a VERY BAD POSITION!!!  I NEED EVERYONE TO RESPOND AND AGREE TO THIS.  I’ll deal with the repercussions later.

David Manley
Executive Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Attitude determines success more than aptitude.


Vanessa Warren <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:35 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ok.  I’m honestly reluctant.  But yes.

Vanessa Warren
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Robert Ahrens <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:35 PM

To: <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

I hate to go this far, but yes.

Robert Ahrens
Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Steve Hopwood <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:36 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

God help us, but yeah sure.

Steve Hopwood
Vice President – Quality Control
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Anna B. Smith <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:37 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Okay.

Anna B. Smith
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Jason Phong <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:39 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ok, then – yes.

Jason Phong
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Cole Riznowski <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:39 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Alright we’ll go for it.

Cole Riznowski
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Joanna Amos <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:39 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ok.  I guess I’m in.

Joanna Amos
Programming
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Kristy Anderson-James <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:40 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ok sure.

Kristi James-Anderson
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Mike Coleman <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:41 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Alright – if this is the route we have to take, I’m in.

Michael G. Coleman
Programming
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Melissa Peterson <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:42 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ok.

Melissa Peterson
Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen


Corwin Rogers <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:43 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

As long as I’m still here at least through next week, why not.

Corwin Rogers
Programming
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen


Eva Vander-Mein <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:44 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Alright.

Eva Vander-Mein
Executive Vice President – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Carla Jackson <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:45 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Lord, I guess so!

Carla Jackson
Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Nancy Rodriguez <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:48 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Yeah, sure.

FYI, there are some empty boxes in the side storage room.

Nancy Rodriguez
Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Nell Kirkland <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:49 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ok.

Nell Kirkland
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Bess Rogers <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:50 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Yes, of course.  What could possibly go wrong?

Bess Rogers
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Donna Sanchez <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:58 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Ok, I’m in with it.

Donna Sanchez
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


James L. Smith <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:58 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Okay.

James L. Smith
Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Michael Zimmerman <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 2:59 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

I hate to see it devolve into this, but yes.

Michael Zimmerman
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Judy Steinberg <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 3:00 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Yes.

Judy Steinberg
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Grace Whicker <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 3:00 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Okay – and I’ll start with the scrub.

Grace Whicker
Administrative Assistant – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Rick Wolfland <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 3:01 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Well, if it’s for the good of the company, I guess so.  Yes.

Richard T. Wolfland
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Grace Whicker <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 4:42 PM

FW: <<Paul.Vasquez@ChainTechnology.com>>

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

Here’s what I was talking about.  The entire string.  I’m sorry.  I thought you were included.

Grace Whicker
Administrative Assistant – Marketing
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Paul Vasquez <Paul.Vasquez@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 4:55 PM

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Re: <<FEW>>Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

OMG!!  Why am I just now finding out about this?!!!

Paul Vasquez
Vice President – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think green!  Keep it on the screen!


Paul Vail <Paul.Vail@ChainTechnology.com>
Fri, May 17 at 4:58 PM

To: <Robert.Ahrens@ChainTechnology.com>, <Joanna.Amos@ChainTechnology.com>, <Kristy.Anderson-James@ChainTechnology.com>, <Mike.Coleman@ChainTechnology.com>, <Steve.Hopwood@ChainTechnology.com>, <Carla.Jackson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nell.Kirkland@ChainTechnology.com>, < David.Manley@ChainTechnology.com >, <Melissa.Peterson@ChainTechnology.com>, <Jason.Phong@ChainTechnology.com>, <Cole.Riznowski@ChainTechnology.com>, <Nancy.Rodriguez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Bess.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Corwin.Rogers@ChainTechnology.com>, <Donna.Sanchez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Anna.B.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <James.L.Smith@ChainTechnology.com>, <Judy.Steinberg@ChainTechnology.com>, <Eva.Vander-Mein@ChainTechnology.com>, <Paul.Vasquez@ChainTechnology.com>, <Vanessa.Warren@ChainTechnology.com>, <Grace.Whicker@ChainTechnology.com>, <Rick.Wolfland@ChainTechnology.com>, <Michael.Zimmerman@ChainTechnology.com>

Re: Re: <<FEW>>Re: Contract XTN-4977 Budget

That’s because they were sending it to the wrong Paul.

Paul Vail
Programmer – Technical Solutions
Chain Technology

Think before you speak.


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Bovine Bonanza

Years ago I drove by a pasture and noticed the herd of cattle was wearing – of all things – crucifixes! And all I could say was “Holy cow!”

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Meet Pete

I’ve all but abandoned the Democratic Party.  In my opinion, they’ve let Americans down on so many issues.  They didn’t push for an absolute end to our engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq.  They didn’t seek to find the causes of the 2008 economic downturn – the “Great Recession” –which caused millions of job losses and very nearly upended the entire U.S. and subsequently seek to punish (imprison) those who created the mayhem.  They didn’t even seek to impeach President George W. Bush when they took over both Houses of Congress in 2007.

But I’m actually starting to like Pete Buttigieg, the young mayor of South Bend, Indiana.  He’s highly-educated (a Rhodes scholar); a military veteran (he didn’t have bone spurs or other priorities); multi-lingual; media savvy; and personable.  He certainly seems real and unburdened with the baggage of his political elders.  A lot of people focus on the fact he’s a homosexualite, but considering what we have in the White House now, is that really the worst anyone can be?

Besides, I feel this nation is at the point where we need someone in office who’s too young to remember the novelty of color television, but mature enough to conduct their own spell-check.

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Living There

Among my father’s favorite memories were the times he played baseball as a kid in his East Dallas neighborhood.  Growing up in those environs more than six decades, with scores of other Hispanic families, ago gave him a sense of community and freedom.  He had plenty of others, he once told me: holding me for the first time; buying this suburban Dallas home; working in the yard; and playing with our dogs.

“I keep reliving those moments over and over,” he said, following another late night talk.  “If I could go through them again, I would.”

Most of my own best memories occurred in the 1990s – the best decade of my life so far.  And one of the greatest was my 1991 trip to Ixtapa, México – a small hamlet on the nation’s Pacific Coast, northwest of Acapulco and far from the touristy ruckus of Cancun and Cozumel.  That was the furthest away I’d ever been from home at the time and only the third time I’d been outside of the U.S.  My first two international trips also were to México; college spring break jaunts that were hazy and less relaxing.

Ixtapa was incredibly soothing and quiet.  It was the first time I’d ever seen the Pacific Ocean, or any ocean for that matter.  The closest I’d come to an ocean was the Gulf of México.  On my first night, the pounding of the waves along the shoreline echoed deep into my mind and lulled me to sleep.  While I savored the beach and the warm weather, my parents feared for my life; that I’d be kidnapped by local hoodlums.  That had crossed my mind, too, but I was enjoying the simple sights too much to worry.

The Ixtapa excursion allowed me to live out a few of my dreams: lounging along the waterline for hours; roaming through a quiet Mexican town, wallowing in the community without boisterous intruders or Americanized visages; stuffing myself with as much food in the all-you-can-eat buffets; and, of course, consuming plenty of alcohol.

Sitting in the sand, wearing a skimpy Speedo, and letting sea water roll around me remains one of the best therapies I’ve ever had.  I thought, if some giant tsunami accosted the beach and sucked me into the Pacific depths, I probably wouldn’t mind.  Another fantasy didn’t develop until the moment I stepped onto the beach, beneath a cloudy sky.  I didn’t get to experience it, which is probably a good thing.  It might have killed me.

A tall islet laden with tropical vegetation languished innocuously offshore – perhaps a mile at the most.  I thought it beckoned me, and after a couple of days, I dared to attempt a brief excursion to its narrow shores.  I tried swimming out to it, but quickly realized the allure was strictly my own cogitation.  And I wisely returned to shore.

I returned home looking like I’d been attacked by some animal rights activists, which startled family, friends and coworkers.  I couldn’t praise Ixtapa highly enough.  I loved it then and I love it now.  I hope I can visit again.  If not now, then maybe in another life – if there is such a thing.

I’m not thinking of reincarnation, but rather, a life beyond this one.  The post-Earth kind of life.  Out there.  Wherever it is.

I’ve never been so arrogant as to say I know exactly what will happen to me after I die.  I’m certainly not a self-righteous evangelical Christian or “72 virgins at the end of the hallway” maniac.  But, for the bulk of my life, I’ve wondered what happens to us when we cross over to that “Other Side.”  What do people do?  How do they navigate time and space?  Why do they not visit us back here more often, especially when we call out their names in prayer?

I don’t know.  But I’ve begun to ponder a simple possibility – why would they come back here?  For any reason.  As much as they love us.  Why return to Earth?  They’ve served their time in this life.  So, what awaits them – all of us – on that “Other Side”?

All of those happy moments they experienced.  The people who have gone before us are, perhaps, reliving the best times of their lives.  They’re once again experiencing those events that gave them the most pleasure and made them feel the happiest.  I don’t suppose this would include the times they might have hurt other people for pleasure – whether it was accidental or deliberate.  Certainly not deliberate!  I imagine others who shared those grand moments slide in and out of the reoccurrences.  A sort of crossing time and space.

Therefore, my father is reliving the days he played baseball in his youth; when he first met my mother; holding me shortly after I’d been born; caressing my dog, Wolfgang, just a few years ago.  He absolutely loved that little four-legged monster!  Petting him was one of the simplest – yet best – pleasures my father had.

All of those things made him feel good.  Why in the hell would he come back here to help me with Earthly troubles?  Why would anyone want to give up reliving those special times to deal with plumbing problems and credit card debt?  They’ve already dealt with that shit!

I can’t imagine my father trading in the joy of having his own lawn for a day of listening to me moan about lower back pain!  Who in their right mind would want to make that kind of trade off?!

That’s why we don’t see our dearly departed that much.  And it’s why tampering with séances and Ouija boards is dangerous.  Disturbing the dead may be the subject of many bad jokes.  But I think it’s wrong.  It’s also kind of pointless.  Imagine you’re undergoing a full body massage and a relative interrupts to tell you they got into a road rage incident.  Wouldn’t you be pissed and want to startle the crap out of them, as they got ready for bed?

What’s it really like on that “Other Side”?  How is it living out there?  Again, I don’t know.  And I’m really not eager to find out anytime soon!  I have more stories I want to publish.  I want to adopt another dog.  So, I’ll continue paying my Earth-bound dues.  And one day I hope to lounge in that Ixtapa surf for hours – not concerned with anything.

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Hope with Truth and Justice

In the Valley of Hope, Truth was an elderly woman who traveled on her Horse of Justice; telling the villagers what they often heard from the outside world was wrong, inaccurate, immoral and even dangerous.  Whether it was lies about medical issues or dubious declarations made the Valley’s appointed leaders, Mother Truth always settled the villagers’ fears.  They had trusted her for as long as they knew and had no doubted she held their best interests close to her heart and soul.

Then, a new group of people ascended to the village leadership.  They were loud and angry and disdainful of their predecessors.  They mocked the people who had come before them with vulgar language and degenerative names.  At first the villagers merely viewed them as pure buffoons; clowns who loved the attention.  But, after a while, some of the valley residents began to listen to this new crop of leaders.  Then they started believing them.  And they began repeating the claims espoused by these new self-styled leaders.  More and more of the residents started to believe these people.  After all, the latter group was wealthy and educated – they must know of what they speak.  They could not be lying.  The words these individuals used, the images they painted of a world out of control – all of it frightened the valley residents.

One afternoon Mother Truth tore through the Valley atop Justice and frantically told the villagers that the crescendo of lecherous voices from of these new leaders spewed out falsities.  “They do not understand what they say!” she cried.  “They are merely greedy and arrogant!  They want nothing more than to secure their own futures and their own wealth!”

“What shall we do?” asked the people.

“Stop believing every single thing they say!” Mother Truth replied.  “Think and research for yourselves!”

Stunned, the crowd suddenly and unexpectedly metamorphosed into an angry mob.  They attacked the old sage unmercifully and hurtled her into a catacomb, before sending Justice into the fields to reap the crops.

Eventually, some of the villagers realized they had made a mistake.  “Mother Truth has never lied to us,” they moaned.  “Her very name reveals the nature of her soul.  We must free her.”

With the help of these renegades, Mother Truth escaped the catacombs and rescued her horse from an orchard.

Defiant, she rode back into the village, her head held high and her silver hair fluttering in the wind.

Troubled by their own behavior, the valley residents came to accept a painful reality – Truth may hurt, but hope always wins out, and justice plows forward.

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Aim

As a freelance technical writer, I’ve learned to consolidate the myriad words people throw at me for their requested project.  It’s a valued – and necessary – attribute, since people are always in such a hurry these days and want quick answers to even the most complex of matters.

For example, a few years ago a client contracted me to develop a troubleshooting guide.  They digitally handed me a slew of documents; literally a mish-mash of typed and handwritten notes about a software upgrade they wanted for their external customers.

“I need as much of this condensed as you possibly can,” the project manager instructed.  The software users were busy people (in the tech world?!) and no one had time to fumble through reams of (digital) paper.  “No pressure,” she added reassuringly.

Of course!  No pressure.  What’s that?  This was a troubleshooting guide, after all – not a historical romance.

Thus, I scrounged through the morass of information for a few days and – as difficult as it was – I actually managed to fit all the verbiage onto one page:

“Aim better.”

Odd, but I haven’t heard from them since.

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Choco-Smarts

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We all know chocolate isn’t just perfect for the proverbial sweet tooth; it also facilitates serotonin production.  Cacao beans are native to the Americas, and the ancient Maya considered them sacred.  So much they even used chocolate enemas.  Yes, that seems strange, but think about it.  Mayans developed the only known writing system in the Western Hemisphere; built massive structures without the use of draft animals or the wheel; and were the first known society to use 0 as a place number.

So, next time you feel life is spinning out of control and you’re losing a grip on reality, just ram a chocolate bar up your ass and you’ll be good to go!

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