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*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

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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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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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Small Matters

It should be a quick read.

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Last Wish

I first posted this essay five years ago and I’m posting it again, as this day marks the 25th anniversary of the death of one my closest friends at the time.  It’s hard to believe so much time has passed – a quarter century.  Now my father is gone, and my mother may not be far behind.  Other people – friends, acquaintances, coworkers, etc. – have come and gone as well.  That’s to be expected from living more than fifty years on Earth.

There are those moments or events that settle into our lives, take root in our minds and never leave.  For me this is one such event.

 

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September 12th fell on a Sunday in 1993, and I was sick.  I lay in bed that night, listless and fatigued, when the phone rang at 10:12 P.M.  Curiously, I hadn’t turned on the answering machine, as I always did before going to bed.  But, I knew who lingered on the other end – even before I answered.  It was Linda*, the mother of one of my best friends, Daniel.

“He’s gone,” she whispered, her voice raspy and quivering.  She’d walked into his bedroom earlier that evening and found him with his eyes half-open.

We talked for quite a while, although I don’t remember all that was said.  But, I do recall telling her, “It’s over.  It’s finally over.”  Then, I went to sleep.  But, I wasn’t sad.  In fact, I was – not happy – but relieved.  Daniel had stopped suffering – and maybe so would his mother.

That night, though, I wondered why I was so sick.  Just allergies, I kept thinking; that’s all it was.  I’d realized years earlier how my allergies usually coincided with the Atlantic / Caribbean hurricane season, becoming most severe in August and September.  In reality, it’s the change from summer to autumn, when mountain cedar and ragweed blossom with impunity.  But, I have this obsession – almost a fetish – with tropical storm systems, so I make that odd comparison.  Yet, that year was different.  The infection seemed to have settled in my stomach, instead of my sinuses.

I’d felt fine the preceding weekend.  I’d visited Daniel and Linda that Monday, Labor Day.  I gave Daniel a much-needed bath and shave, trimmed his nails and put him back to bed.  I also vacuumed and mopped the kitchen floor.  I chatted with Linda for a while.  Her hands trembled, as she sat on a couch; as much from growing arthritis as dealing with Daniel.

“I don’t know how much longer I can go on,” she mumbled, staring at the floor.

“You’ll make it,” I said, trying to reassure her.  What else could I say?

I’d met Daniel at birthday party for a mutual friend four years earlier.  We were two completely different people, but had a few things in common: dogs, cars and rock n’ roll.  Like me, he also had been born and raised in the Dallas area.  He was the third of four children to parents who were mixed Irish and Cherokee Indian extraction.  He didn’t have a happy home life.  When his father wasn’t working, sometimes six days a week, he was drinking booze; occasionally, he’d burst into drunken rages, a stereotypical drunk-ass Irishman or Indian and lash out at anyone nearby.  Linda often bore the brunt of his attacks, until the night her oldest son lunged into his father.  For Linda, that was the proverbial last straw; the catalyst that prompted her to pack up the kids and leave.  By the time I met Daniel, his father had died.

As I’d planned, I took the day after Labor Day off from work.  I visited my gym to lift weights, worked on a short story and partook in a Tae Kwon Do class that evening.  The Tae Kwon Do session exhausted me, even though it wasn’t particularly intense.  I thought nothing of it until the next night, when I returned to the gym and left after less than an hour.  Fatigue settled over me like a ton of hot, wet blankets.

I awoke the next morning feeling awful; body aches and chills and a stomach that was churning like – well – like a hurricane.  My supervisor sent me home just after noon.  I sat near the building, waiting for the bus.  The late summer sun warmed me up, and I stopped shivering.  I felt well enough to stop by a fast food place on the way back to my apartment – and regurgitated the food that night.  I stayed home the next day, but returned to work on Friday.  I spent most of Saturday in bed; no energy, no strength.  Damn allergies, I kept telling myself.

On Sunday, I visited my parents for lunch as usual.  My father grilled steaks – their thick, juicy aromas wafting throughout the house, intermingling with the scent of the butter-saturated mashed potatoes my mother made.  But, I couldn’t eat.  I was still nauseous.  My dad suggested I visit their family doctor, if I didn’t feel better by the next day.  He even offered to pay, since my finances were strained at the time.

I had just purchased my truck six months earlier and was still paying off credit card bills for repairing my previous vehicle.  I had health insurance at work – with a $1,000 deductible.  I told them I’d be fine.  It was just those goddamned allergies.

I had been anticipating that call from Linda for months.  I knew somehow it would come at night.  She called me because I was one of the last friends Daniel had remaining; one who didn’t turn his back on him.  That’s just not my nature.  I didn’t have many friends back then and I still don’t.  But, the people I do consider friends mean a lot to me.

It’s amazing, though, the number of friends people lose when they fall on hard times – even when they become terminally ill.  Some time in the 1970s, my mother’s hair dresser became seriously ill and had to be hospitalized.  When my parents visited him, he mentioned they were among the few who’d made the effort.  All the people who were quick to accept his party invitations where mounds of food and alcohol would be served were curiously absent as he lay in a hospital bed hooked up to an IV.

I think Daniel had known he was HIV for at least two years, but he didn’t start getting sick until the spring of 1992.  By then, he was unemployed and uninsured; he could no longer afford his suburban Dallas apartment.  In May, I and another friend moved him back into his mother’s home in another Dallas suburb.  Daniel’s health deteriorated throughout that summer, but unexpectedly – almost miraculously – began rejuvenating by fall.  He gained weight and color returned to his face.  He actually looked pretty good when I spent Christmas Day with his family, including his two older siblings; younger sister, Andrea; sister-in-law; and a niece and nephew.  I took a photo of them as they gathered around a couch; one that Linda placed on her refrigerator, beside another picture of her beloved mother.

We all thought – if only for a moment – he would make it.  In less than six months, however, Daniel’s health began crumbling again.  And, one by one, his gallery of friends slipped into anonymity.

I took my father up on his offer.  After a cursory exam, the doctor stepped back into the room and asked, “Have you ever had hepatitis?”

“Hepatitis?  No.”

“Well, I think that’s what you have.”

Hepatitis!  If he had told me I was pregnant, I would have believed him sooner.  Hepatitis!  Wasn’t that an old world disease – like small pox or typhoid?  No one got that shit anymore.  But, that’s what I had – Hepatitis A, the contagious kind, and a particularly vicious strain of it, too.  The doctor hospitalized me – almost against my will.  I stayed there through the following Wednesday – the day they buried Daniel.

“Where’d you go?!” Linda cried that Wednesday night on the phone, a sense of betrayal coating her voice.

I told her what happened.

Her anguish shifted to empathy.  “Why didn’t you call me?!  I would’ve come visit you!”

“But, Daniel had just died, Linda.  And, I was in the hospital.”

“But, you’re my other son!”

I had helped Daniel pick out his burial suit in the spring of 1992.  He hadn’t bought a new suit in years.  He must have scoured through a hundred of them before he latched onto that one.  He zipped it up and stored it in the back of his closet, complete with a matching tie and a new white dress shirt.  He was proud of the ensemble; he wanted to be buried in style.

“You are going to be a pallbearer,” he asked me, “aren’t you?”

“Of course,” I said.  What a silly question.

Watching a loved one die and not being able to do anything about it is the most frustrating emotion anyone can ever experience.  I’d seen cancer consume my Aunt Mariana, my mother’s older sister, a few years earlier.  It just wouldn’t let her go, until one rainy Tuesday morning in June of 1989.  She’d already known tragedy.  Her first husband died in a freak car crash in 1968; practically leaving her to raise their six kids alone.  In January of 1983, one of her daughters took her own life.  Mariana had entered into a brief marriage with a man who – later on, as she fell ill – didn’t seem to understand she was in no mood for sex while undergoing chemotherapy.  What, I beseeched God, did she ever do to deserve all that?

I asked God the same of Daniel and Linda.  What did they ever do to bring this upon themselves?  God remained silent.  He / She always does.  But, it made me angry nonetheless, and I finally just blurted out, “Fuck you, God!,” into my darkened bedroom.

Daniel was especially close to Andrea who’d completed nursing school about two years before he passed away.  She had moved into an apartment complex across the street from him and became involved with a truck driver named Jimmy.  Jimmy was part Cherokee, too, and unfortunately, fed into the stereotype of the same drunk-ass Indian as Daniel’s father.  One night Jimmy returned to the apartment he shared with Andrea and attacked her.  She managed to call Daniel before Jimmy snatched the phone from her.  Daniel had been asleep, but donned a pair of exercise shorts, charged across the street and barreled into his sister’s apartment – where he beat Jimmy into a bloody, shriveling mess.  The police took both of them to jail, but released Daniel almost immediately.

Recollecting what his father did to his mother, Daniel was unrepentant about Jimmy.  “Now, he’s going to have to tell the guys in prison that an AIDS-infected fag beat his ass!”

In November of 1992, I happened upon the obituary for a guy I’d known in grade school.  He was 29 and had died after a “brief illness” – code words, a friend told me, for AIDS.  I revealed the true nature of Daniel’s death to only a select few people.  Even in the early 1990s, the affliction bore a terrifying stigma.   I told most everyone else – my parents, my colleagues – he’d succumbed to cancer.  I just didn’t want my folks to worry anymore about me than necessary.  My workplace, on the other hand, was populated with evangelical homophobes – the kind who preach forgiveness and compassion, but practice hate and bigotry.

Daniel always introduced me as a “true friend” to people he knew.  I was embarrassed, since I felt I was doing nothing extraordinary.  But, to Daniel, I was someone who gave my compassion and generosity, asking for nothing in return except trust and respect.  I promised him I would stay with him through the end.  And, I did – until the night he died.

For anyone who’s ever lost a relative or friend, there’s always something that triggers thoughts of that person; something relatively small and insignificant – a color, a sound…something that literally makes us stop and think about the better times we had together.  In 1992, a group called Snap! came out with a song entitled “Rhythm Is a Dancer.”  Both Daniel and I really liked that tune.  We’d visited a nightclub together in late 1992 where the deejay played it.  I don’t know what it is about that song, but it bridges a connection to Daniel and how good life was for me in the early 1990s.  So, I listen to it now, and all the feelings of  friendship and those carefree days flood my subconscious.  It’s just one of those things that transport me to ‘Way Back When.’

Daniel had two dogs when he returned to his mother’s home – a male named Alan and a female named Veronica, both Lhasa Apsos.  The male was fiercely protective of him.  The female was spoiled; Daniel had the habit of carrying her wherever they went, instead of letting her walk.  As Daniel’s health waned in the summer of 1993, he and his mother made the painful decision to turn them over to the local animal shelter.  Two years after Daniel died I seriously thought of purchasing a dog and just happened to peruse the ads of the local newspaper for animals, when I saw a blurb about an “adorable white Lhasa Apso named Alan.”  I almost fell off my easy chair.  Is it…no, it couldn’t be!  Surely, it’s not… I didn’t know what to think.  I realized, though, that I couldn’t afford a dog at the time.  I could only hope some good families adopted Alan and Veronica.

We measure the important events of our lives in the increments of time we know: one week, one year, five years, ten years.  Seven weeks after Daniel died I turned 30.  My colleagues at the bank bought me an ivy plant – which I still have – and treated me to lunch.  They also bought me a mechanical red crab emblazoned with the words ‘30 AND STILL CRABBY.’  You wind it up and it marches along the surface in the standard sideways crab walk.  I still have that crab, too, buried among my slew of possessions.  In seven weeks I’ll turn 50.  Life keeps moving, no matter who lives or dies.

I’ve always wondered why I never dreamed of Daniel.  I didn’t expect his ghostly apparition to appear before me one dark and stormy night – albeit something like that wouldn’t have frightened me.  But, I kept thinking he should at least visit me in a dream to tell me he’s alright.  Or, I hoped he would – just for my own peace.  Is he mad at me?  Did he think that I’d abandoned him at the last moment?  But then, I realized I’d never dreamed of my Aunt Mariana either.  And, we were family.  When I was a child, she’d sit me down at her dining room table and feed me.  Was she mad at me, too?

No – of course not.  I finally understood that I’ve never dreamed of them because they didn’t need me anymore; me or anyone else.  They’ve gone on to another and hopefully better life.  My job was done, as far as they’re concerned.

I did for Daniel what few people – friends or relatives – would do: I took care of him at the worst possible moments of his life.  I bathed him, I fed him, I took him shopping for that suit, I gave him all the undivided love and attention I could muster.  I even cared for his mother because her own body – racked with arthritis and emphysema – allowed her to do only so much.  Some people do good just to send a get-well card.

September 12th fell on a Sunday in 1993, and I was sick.  I couldn’t do anything about it then and I can’t do anything about it now.  I did what I could for my friend – the first friend I’ve ever had who died.  My last wish for him and everyone else who has gone before me is to know that they’re safe and happy.

I’ve finally convinced myself they are.

*All names have been changed.

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My Whorish Spirit

I wrote this poem in the summer of 1986, just as things were getting better for me, and I began to have more confidence in myself and my abilities.  By then, I had asserted my desire to become a professional fiction writer – much to the chagrin of my parents who still saw me as a computer geek.  But that’s when I first began to affirm that goals for my life must be made and pursued by me.  And I conceded I would also stand alone in accepting any unfortunate repercussions from those decisions.

I no longer feared life and he people who occupied it.  My desire for learning more about the world around me exploded, as did my passions for reading and writing.  I’d always loved the latter two, but they took on new levels of importance by 1986.  Some of my closest family members and equally close friends may have a different understanding when they hear me speak of my “whorish” nature.  And they are more than welcome to keep their mouths shut.

 

Pardon me,

If I may sound critical of I.

But I realized once a short time ago,

That I’m a whore.

A whore of the spirits.

My mind and body and everything in between are open to everyone and everything.

It’s not that I have no moral turpitude.

I’m a glutton for emotion.

I’m a fool for curiosity.

I’m in need of knowledge.

And the people who possess it.

People like you.

I’m a whore of the spirits.

Your spirit and mine.

The spirit of anyone who’s lived in this world,

And wants to share their ideals.

I’ve let myself be used for good and bad.

For all others to enjoy.

Now I demand to enjoy myself.

And be a whore for my brain.

I have no more qualms of life.

I don’t fear mysteries of the human creature.

I frolic with my pod of friends,

In orgied lusts of the good.

Beneath a midnight sky or a crystal sun,

Call me as you please.

I gleefully admit,

I’m a whore.

Because I understand my true soul.

I’m in need of company,

But only to learn.

Always and forever.

I feed from that.

I must nourish from a bountiful mass of gray matter.

It’s my blood.

It’s my breath.

Shout at me, “You whore!”

And I laugh.

“Thank you, my friend!”

Because I know who I am.

One of the spirits.

Hungrier and thirstier,

For a tapestry of brilliant introspection.

 

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