Well, it’s been 2 days and I’m impressed. My new company managed to do something I’ve never, not once in my whole working career, been witness to. They had my desk, my phone, my business cards, my fully configured laptop, my network login, my e-mail account and a configured Blackberry ready for me and in my hands before lunch. On my first day. Actually, “impressed” doesn’t describe it. I’m stunned.
Today, rather than sit around following someone because I had no access to critical systems, I worked on 2 design projects that I was actually able to provide useful input for. All in a company less than 15 minutes from my house. This is good.
File this one under “Funny, ironic.” Seems Greenpeace has been convicted of negligence in protecting our environment.
|::::::::||A jury found Greenpeace (search) guilty Monday on two misdemeanor criminal negligence (search) charges that were filed after the group’s ship entered Alaska (search) waters for an anti-logging campaign without required paperwork.
Greenpeace’s ship came to Alaska to conduct an anti-logging campaign in the Tongass National Forest. The ship was carrying more than 70,000 gallons of “petroleum products” at the time, court papers said.
Under state law, a large non-tank vessel must file an oil spill response plan application five days before entering state waters. Greenpeace had not, but said the oversight was quickly corrected.
State regulators charged Greenpeace, ship Capt. Arne Sorensen and ship agent Willem Beekman with multiple counts of misdemeanor criminal negligence last July for not filing the spill plan or having proof of financial responsibility in case of a spill.
Damn, that’s gotta hurt.