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TotallyHackedOff: Wikipedia "Mr. Darcy is a proud and arrogant man to whom those are lower classes than him. He thinks he is better than them in rank and connections so he does not wish to interact with them". Someone has a chip on their shoulder! Come join the real people instead of living in the clouds...oh but hang on, you've been at Shell for so long you forgot how the rest of the world lives. Time to bring yourself down to earth and recognise what is really important to people. Keep the blog going John. Its gives us an avenue straight to the top.
regular browser: @Corrib Shell Police Corruption - If they ran for the hills I would question whether they had integrity at all. It is very easy to be a 'fair weather friend' you only truly know people have integrity when they stand up for what is right. Sadly Shell never cleaned up the whole Corrib fiasco post takeover of Enterprise and continues to pay the price today. As I pointed out the same corrupt management sycophants are put in charge of trouble projects as they will toe the party line instead of actually fixing the problems. You only get promoted to JG2 and above these days if you actually leave your moral compass and own mind at the door each day.
Corrib Shell Police Corruption: To the last post Contributor when the s**t hit the fan here in Mayo Shell men of supposed integrity ran for the hills. It was shocking and somewhat disgusting what happened to former allies.
regular browser: Well it is refreshing that there is tacit acknowledgement of the 'culture of fear' not just in Norway but more broadly in the company. Although Shell does indeed welcome 'alternative viewpoints' to do so is a career ending decision. This is supported by numerous Shell People Surveys over many years where this has been raised as an issue time and again. Management 'listen' but the status quo remains. Like all large corporations Shell is not interested in anything which disrupts the existing power structures and fiefdoms - though there are some places where the culture is a little more open. Those who do choose to speak out either get sanctioned via their IPS or CEP and are marginalised, while the sycophants and nepotists rise to the top to ingrain the culture. This has been particularly apparent since the merger with BG and the message is Shell folk should be grateful that they have a job and should put up and shut up. Rocking the boat on HSE, the pay freeze, filling of jobs with unqualified graduates or brown losers etc. Management have succeeded over a number of years in taking a once great company and turning it into a mediocre shadow of its former self characterised by mismanagement and poor strategic choices. This is a great shame as there are a lot of dedicated and talented employees across the company, though they do not stand a chance in a culture that does not reward competence but sycophancy.
Mr D'Arcy: That made me smile John. I certainly don't wish to crowd out other contributors. Have a good day.
Freedom of Speech: John you know the shell machine is hurting when they desperately ask you to stop what youre doing! Spare a thought for us prisoners who have these people as our masters and have to jump on command (or face HR death squad). OPL 245 details, Mayo, and the appalling management actions in Norway have been hidden from us. Thanks for keeping us informed! Good health to you sir. You have many appreciative admirers.
Mr D'Arcy: John,
Looking back at the same period of time over the last three years (1 January to 15 March) there were 60 postings in 2015, 45 in 2016 And 14 this year. Clearly a downward trend.
You're insinuation that anyone who challenges this site must be a Shell management lackey exposes a degree of paranoia.
I'm in the industry - an industry that has served many and driven the wealth and well being of nations. You yourself have done well from it.
Have a good weekend.
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RESPONSE BY JOHNThanks for your comments. Good of you to create this sudden surge but seems rather counter-productive to your suggestion that it should be closed based on the lack of use. if you really think that, why do you continue to visit such a supposedly boring forum on a regular basis, as you self-evidently do? Hence my suspicion about your background and the integrity of your postings. We are used to regular DoS attacks and other covert activity (including by Shell). 891,714 blocked malicious login attempts and 1,015,968 spam comments at the last count. Some people do not like what we are doing, yet keep returning, as you do. Your postings remind me of comments made long ago by Musaint and LondonLad who happened to be one and the same. A former senior Shell executive. Do the aliases seem familiar? If your objection is just the Shell Blog, then visit royaldutchshellgroup.com which does not have one. The way this is going, I am anticipating a complaint from Zik that you are hogging the forum.
Bored: Mr. D'Arcy, I fully agree with you. I find I am visiting this site less and less due to lack of content. Plus Zeke has "hi-jacked" the comments section and uses it as his personal "soapbox"
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RESPONSE BY JOHN DONOVANHow fortunate then that you are free to do as you wish. The website and the blog will remain as they have for over a decade, the leading source of Shell insider information for the mainstream news media and for all parties interested in Shell.
Mr D'Arcy: Has this blog curled up and died? Why is it still nailed to its perch?
14 posts so far this year - same old tired, worn out complaints. Even Paddy Briggs has given up.
RESPONSE BY JOHN DONOVAN
14 posts so far this year - same old tired, worn out complaints. Even Paddy Briggs has given up.Come on Mr Donovan, Do the decent thing. Time to say goodbye?
RESPONSE BY JOHN DONOVANOver 3,500 comments posted overall, over 2,800 on the Shell Blog. Why do you want me to close down this free speech forum available to Shell employees and other parties interested in Shell? It costs nothing and no one is compelled to look at it or post comments on it. Since you obviously don't like it that on its own is a good reason to keep it. Do you by any chance have a connection with Shell management, which has tried very hard to close down this website?
Police Corruption Ireland: Our BVB in European stand with EU partner Ireland in maintaining the silence that binds the cover up of Shell Corporate Corruption with Irish police. Justice Peter Charleton opens a public inquiry next week in Dublin Castle. He has total power to act as he sees fit. POLICE CORRUPTION BY A MULTINATIONAL IS A SERIOUS OFFENCE IN EU... including Ireland.
Police Commissioner Shell: Go to Twitter@ osslsafety if those guys are not in jail by now it tells you all you need to know about bent cops in Ireland
Zzzzzzz: We need a ZIK filter please John.