Nepotism: the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.
THE FOLLOWING INTRODUCTION INCLUDES COMMENT FROM A SHELL INSIDER SOURCE
Daryl Riemer (26 years old) was hired externally to Shell Deer Park Refinery into a dept where his manager Jeffrey Gribnau, is his brother-in-law.
In a Shell internal email dated 25 April 2016, Jeffrey gives all kinds of excuses of how it wasn’t nepotism and their code of ethics wasn’t violated.
The job position Riemer took is normally filled internally from very experienced employees.
No surprise then that his appointment has generated debate and resentment leading to the leaked internal emails, which can be read below.