Re: My sincerest apologies

1999-11-09 11:47:14
Subject: Re: My sincerest apologies
From: Ray Schafer <schafer AT tkg DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 10:47:14 -0600

I would like to add my voice to all the others.    I think I speak for almost
evryone when I say that it is OK to vent a little, sometimes.  No one blames you
for doing that.  It is not a bad thing.  The fact that you did not mean for it 
go out to the list just means that you don't want everyone to know that you
sometimes have to vent some frustration.  A frustration that clearly comes from
being concerned about helping people with their questions.  Sometimes, the same
questions, over and over.  The fact remains that you apologized.  You 
for a very human mistake.  You did so in a sincere way.   It is clear from your
apolology that you will now be even more concerned then you already are about 
individuals who pose questions to this forum.  We could not ask for more.

Kudos to you, James.  Come back soon.  Actually, now would be good, there are
dozens of questions out there waiting for your fine input.

James Shanks wrote:

> To all participants of the NV-L  list
> I am deeply troubled by the need to send you this note.  I have committed a 
> very
> serious breach of ethics here and I want to tell you personally that I did not
> mean to do so.  I acted thoughtlessly and now I can only hang my head in 
> shame.
> I made a joke to one of my colleagues at Mr. Chance's  expense.  I did not 
> mean
> to do so publicly, but I made a mistake and the email system also returned a
> blind copy to the NV-L list where the original came from.     Now the whole
> world can see just how venal and rude I have been.
> There really is no excuse for this behavior.  I can only say that I am sorry 
> and
> I that I no one is more aware than I am of how thoughtless my remarks were, 
> and
> that you are all due this public apology.
> My manager has already been notified of this very regrettable situation and I
> will be withdrawing from the list for some time to consider the harm I have
> down, no matter how unintentional.  I was thoughtless and irresponsible.
> My sincerest apologies to everyone.
>  I have also sent a private note to Mr. Chance.
> James Shanks
> Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support

Ray Schafer                   | schafer AT tkg DOT com
The Kernel Group              | Distributed Systems Management

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