> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 7:05 PM
> Subject: Professional Behavior
> A very serious problem was discovered Tuesday when Brianna Heim was
demonstrating the RCD to a German person in the cab of a tractor in
Germany. They had the RCD set to German language and when they displayed
the Network Information screen some highly offensive text was displayed
at the top of the screen.
> The source of this text has been traced and the person who inserted
it has been fired (it was an outside contractor).
> I'm taking this opportunity to caution all of us to not let our
professionalism drop, even for a moment.
> It is my guess that this individual intended the offensive text to
just be a placeholder in a screen which was to be later translated to
German before anyone else saw it. His downfall was that he never
revisited the screen to replace the offensive text with the translation.
> Please consider well each piece of documentation, code, e-mail,
drawings, etc. which you create. Make sure that those items are always
produced in your most professional manner and that they will reflect well
on you, and
the item or if you think you know which persons will see it, you can
never be 100% sure. It can cost you your job to be wrong...
> AMS has been massively disgraced by this incident and sensitivity to
this type of issue will rightfully be very high for quite a while.