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Whilst it's preferable that the boss gets along with the help, it's not essential, and if the Faenza spanner monkeys don't respect Stoddart and the way he does things, they should bugger off to TOIT or return to a junior formulae.There's plenty more where they came from just itching to get into F1, and they should certainly respect Stoddart regardless of whether or not they particularly like him, and not make snide remarks to civilian visitors to the factory or the paddock. Be a man, take it to his face.I have a healthy dose of reverence towards GCM, but he's not paying their wages anymore, and they should remember that. My 2 cents.
Face it, all that is going on in this little exchange is that a bunch of you must have someone to blame for a lack of performance and Stoddart is the easy target.
The person that complains about their boss is an idiot. If the boss is incompetent and you can't get around that, then piss off, cause the chances are that the incompetent is closer than you think.
If I was Stoddart, (and I've said this before) and this sort of crap was going around, I'd move the team wholus bolus and rebuild the technical infrastructure from scratch. He'd get the same reactions.
All I can say, as I have said before - is that we are lucky PS was the one who got the Team but, and that is a BIG BUT. IMHO he should spend more time in Faenza.
Just curious.As Stoddart is not technical, how will his increased presence improve the performance of the car?
Ok, hmmmm. What do you know about leadership?
Ever been in the Boy Scouts
Do you think successfull CEO's COO's etc etc know the details of what their minions do day in and out?
In 2001, he was entrusted with the most senior engineering role on the team: that of Technical Director. In that position, he controls the day-to-day operation of the Drawing Office as well as the technical staff at Minardi's Faenza base.
You're joking ...right?
Who told me two days a month ... well it was a reliable long standing employee. Not a management guy just a regular worker. He had no reason to lie
Also, the guy who made the "2 days too many" quip might surprise you. This isn't 'just' a mechanic, or even an engineer. We're talking upper management.
Well Quig if you want to go there. I am a General Manager
GCM was at the factory, probably every day.
You would know better than I do, however Stoddart also has other companies to run.
How would the physical presence of Stoddart make the PS05 faster?
From Quig:[quote]Who told me two days a month ... well it was a reliable long standing employee. Not a management guy just a regular worker. He had no reason to lie
And the inferred superiority of leadership over management? That's recycled aristocrat talk.