As it is that time of year again, I wish all of you not involved in the corruption detailed on this site a very happy holiday season and a happier New Year.
This time of year is the traditional "Boeing shutdown" period when Boeing employees get approximately 10-12 days off, depending on how the holidays fall. 2007 promises to be a happier year, I believe, for the majority of Boeing employees who are not involved in the corruption and illegalities documented on this site. If you care about doing your job and are an ethical employee, there is no value that can be put on the peace of mind that would result from working for an ethical company that does not coerce you into doing unethical and illegal things to maximize the company's bottom line.
As an inspector for almost ten years before my job was ended by Boeing, I never knew that peace of mind myself because of the corrupt system within the company I worked in. But as I and others on the outside attempt to bring this corruption to an end within Boeing and an FAA that purposely looks the other way and lets Boeing massively violate its required and critical to public safety quality system in opposition to the FAA's most basic of duties, 2007 promises to be the year when this insidious corruption is finally ended and the relatively few people at Boeing and the FAA that foster this corruption are brought to justice.
Therefore a much less toxic working environment should be a result, where inspectors at Boeing like I was (and other workers as well) are finally really appreciated by Boeing's new QA management and are actually not only allowed to do their critical jobs, but are really required to do them as well. No longer will inspectors who are knowledgeable and do their critical jobs well be those that "feel the heat" from corrupt management--it will instead be the inspectors who are not sufficiently knowledgeable and do not/cannot do their jobs sufficiently well that will get disciplined by management, as should have always been the case.
Of course, this is an optimistic view, and there may still be a chance that the corrupt management within Boeing and the FAA may ultimately "win out" and get to continue their corruption for as long as they want. But, with those of you that have stepped up and written to your Congressional representatives and the OIG urging them to investigate and end this corruption, management within the powerful and "most arrogant company on the face of the planet" (according to a Boeing Corporate Investigations Manager) Boeing will not triumph over the interests of the safety of the public. A new Congress in the new year at least appearing at the outset to be more adverse to corruption than the past Congress was also appears to be promising in ending the noted corruption within the FAA and Boeing.
So it seems at least it will be an interesting new year in the fight against this corruption at Boeing and the FAA. Will Boeing attempt to persecute me publicly as they did privately within Boeing for years so this corruption can continue by "'killing' (prosecuting, etc.) the messenger"? Or will they finally do the right thing and cease this corruption willingly irregardless of the calculated impact to their bottom line? And/or will reform at the FAA through the OIG's current investigation force the end of this corruption at the FAA and therefore also force the end of the corruption at Boeing? Will arrogance or the public's vital interests win? Stay "tuned" daily to this site for the answers to these questions. And by all means don't just be a frequent visitor to this site--help restore your and the public's safety by taking the actions requested on this web page as soon as you can to ensure that the public's interests ultimately win over arrogance and corruption.
Today's Daily Report Quote:
An additional quote from the "letter never sent" (except to the OIG).
That was probably the only other such instance of this situation happening at BCAG, as I was quite obviously the only inspector at BCAG that inspected to the...requirements, and so the knowledge I have of engineering changes made per my tags on (this issue) encompasses all such knowledge in all of BCAG.
The Last Inspector