Ed Hangs The Director Of BioTech Solutions Out To Dry
‘Now I have a highly agitated Director of BioTech Solutions pestering me night and day,’ Ed confides to his diary, ‘he’s obviously got a guilty conscience about shipping those bio-chip – lab-on-a-chip products- without completing lifetime testing and now he wants me to take the blame.’
Ed had strong-armed the Director into shipping the bio-tech products in order to show numbers to his private equity owners that supported his quarterly repayment of interest on the loans taken out to buy the company.
‘The Director must be even more of an idiot than I thought he was if he believes I’m going to give him retrospective written authority for shipping those parts,’ writes Ed, ‘I’ve told my secretary not to give the Director an appointment for at least a month, to blank his calls, intercept his emails and bar him from coming into my office – to use security if needs be.’
A couple of days later the diary entry reads. ‘Just getting into my car this evening when I’m pounced on by a distraught Director of BioTech Solutions babbling away about how he’s been hung out to dry.’
‘”Those ICs were going straight into end products used in doctors’ surgeries and hospitals,” he rambled, “there are huge implications here. Why haven’t you authorised the shipment? You promised me you would give me written authority”.’
‘Did I? I don’t remember”, I told him getting into the car and shutting the door.’
‘It’s cosy in the Beamer. Leathery smell. Can’t hear the gutless Director of BioTech Solutions ranting outside. Roll on my $25 mill.’