Clean County PW said:
OK Mike. Fair enough. I'm thinking what is Mike going to do about this?? Nothing and he says he cares.
Mike answer this question without quoting everything I'm saying. Doesn't it bother you at all that you don't like whats going on..but you do absolutely nothing about it?? Obviously your unhappy with the PWNA and you don't like what your seeing or hearing. Besides complaining all over the net about it and its quite obvious to me that you feel it all falls on deaf ears..Well so how much do you really care?? Skip the BOD's for a second. I'm asking you Mike Williamson...What are you going to do about it?
Answer those questions without going somewhere else with this. Can you?
John, if you can't get it by this point, I don't think there's any hope for you. You're a "yes man". You toe the line and say "I'm just following protocol". Can you HONESTLY say you don't see a problem with allowing bids from a member of the board who determines who gets the bids? Can you HONESTLY say you don't see a problem with giving people a few short days to get together a bid package of this scope? Can you HONESTLY say you don't see a problem with proprietary information being given to competitors simply because they sit on the board making the decisions?
You keep asking what I am going to do, knowing there's realistically NOTHING I can do other than what I'm doing. I've already explained my position...I'm questioning some things that don't seem quite right in an organziation that I'm deciding whether or not to join. It isn't my JOB to fix the PWNA, that's what YOU guys are for. If you can answer yes to each question above, then I don't see any point in continuing a discussion with you...you're blind and all you're going to do is say "everything is fine with the PWNA".
What you seem to be looking for is a statement from me to the effect of "I'm going to change things, I'm going to join the PWNA and I'm going to run for the BOD, and I'll change things!!!!" I'm not going to do that. I have much better things to do with my time that spend that kind of time and money to try to fix what you and the other 371 members seem to think is just fine.
As far as how many of the 377 members are complaining, how many of the 377 members even know about these issues? How many come to PWI or have seen this thread? How many are vocal enough to say something? Not many, I'm guessing.
I guess when something seemingly underhanded is happening, and only 6 people notice, it's ok, since the other 371 members either don't know, don't feel comfortable complaining, or don't care.
And lastly, I am not "complaining all over the net about it", I am expressing questions and concerns right here in this thread. Maybe you have me confused with some of the PWNA haters out there who have nothing but negative things to say. Where have I been negative or hateful towards the PWNA?
You keep bringing the focus back on me, and what I'm doing, and how hateful and negative and complaining I have been all over the internet, but no one seems to want to deal with the issues here, other than to say "We are doing everything just fine, following protocol" like good little yes men.
I will eagerly await the next post critiquing my failure to act.