The lead JPL defense attorney pointed out Tuesday that several co-workers complained about David Coppedge’s demeanor and responsiveness – people with whom he’d never discussed religion or politics. – Donna Evans, “Laid-Off JPL Worker Discounts Complaints”(Montrose Patch March 20, 2012)
Frustrated with not being able to explain the complaints’ context, a red-faced David Coppedge admitted to the lead defense attorney Tuesday that several JPL employees had griped about his professionalism and ability clear back to 2004.
Only back to 2004? Some of us have been team leads in the1990s and faced similar gripes.
All we ever said was, study our dust then. It worked.
Are court cases about this stuff really a good idea in general?
In “JPL attorneys paint David Coppedge as problem employee” (Pasadena Star News , March 21, 2012), Brian Charles reports, Coppedge acknowledged that he failed to disclose his sale of DVDs, as well as earnings from the business to the Internal Revenue Service or JPL as required by the science laboratory’s policy.
Coppedge said his understanding was the disclosure policy only applied to instances where a conflict of interest arose.
Internal Revenue Service? Aw come on.