Skip to comments.Lockheed’s Incoming Chief Forced Out Over Ethics Violation (replacement is woman)
Posted on 11/10/2012 1:21:01 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
Lockheed Martins incoming chief executive was forced out on Friday after an investigation showed he had had an improper relationship with a subordinate.
The official, Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, was vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of Lockheed, the worlds largest military contractor. He was to become chief executive on Jan. 1.
Lockheeds board selected a longtime company executive, Marillyn A. Hewson, to replace Mr. Kubasik as president and chief operating officer now and to become chief executive on Jan. 1. . .
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And to think of all the hours we wasted (and we knew it) taking ethics training dictated by these clowns. Looks like upper management (but lower class) folks must have missed their classes. Lots of eye rolling during the sessions as most of us knew how to behave and could tell the difference between right and wrong. Glad I was able to retire and no longer am subjected to the ethics monster. One dumbass spoils it for everybody else. Pretty sure LM will beef up their ethics training scenarios again.
Happy Birthday to the Marines from the Navy. Big Ooo Rahh!
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
Don’t feel alone, at Boeing, I sat through enough of those mindless ethics training days and annual ethics testing.
All while we watched the VPs and business unit presidents skirt around the edges but always bow before the PC king.
Was at one of those training days and some female VP of a defense sector business unit led the discussion and mentioned how Boeing was “old, male and pale” and this needed to be changed. Of course, the old male and pale comment drew laughs from all the women and minorities in the room. And this happened in a training session on how NOT to be insensitive, how not to offend!
And in Boeing, executives get pay bumps if they mentor females and minorities but not for white males. They don’t get pay bumps for white males with the result that ONLY women and minorities are mentored and given a leg up in the business.
Meritocracy is no longer the operative word. It is what you ARE, not what you DO that matters.
I use to work for this company and worked for them from 1998 to 2008. Didn’t even make my 10th anniversary. The ethics rules in the company only applied to those on the outside of the in-crowd. At least the good thing, they didn’t appoint Ms. Linda Gooden as CEO, more later on her.
On their ethics training, I liked the Dilbert materials like in 1998 and 1999, was pretty cool and cutting edge. Looking at my career with them, I had many good managers but lot of times depending on contract, the program managers drove what kind of management you had. One contract I was on, most of the mgt structure was former IBM folks and IMHO, was pretty horrible. Even though the company name was Lockheed Martin but felt like you were working for IBM especially with the micromanagement and petty rules. Several times I ran across some things that happened and I was basically told point blank by management not to go to Ethics department. I seen several people who did suffer reprisals for doing so.
On petty rules, I was told not to park my old beat-up truck by the building because some low-level executive thought it was an eyesore. She didn’t confront me directly, she went through my manager who was a real horses @$$.
On Ms. Linda Gooden, she used to be Exec VP of LM-IT and the nickname of that company was “limit”. There were many unwritten rules like if you take 40 hours of vacation, you were expected to make that time up as unpaid OT. She became Exec VP of my division back in 2007 and 6 months later, I was laid off. After I left, she put out a memo on dress code that was very strict. Some facilities went as far as take away casual Friday and you were expected to dress up even if you came in on Sat or Sun. Since I worked as a Sys Admin in a lab, I dressed in blue jeans. When I was laid off, I was told to move to the East Coast or the door and they offered very little money for relocation and they also demanded I sell my house in Colorado. Back on dress, I heard stories from people where she like to do surprise visits to various facilities and she visited Colorado one time and she had people sent home because they were wearing jeans !
In a lot of ways, the company was good to me. I will somewhat get a pension but would have liked to put in at least 20 years with them. I would have liked to stayed with them until age 55 which would be 2020 - about 22 years. I knew too many people who retired and died like a few years afterward especially when they worked to 65 or 70.
Mediocrates. Famous greek god I think. LOL! In any case, glad I’m not subject to that crap any more.
These clowns are being replaced because they crossed Obama. Not because they are doing what they have always done.