An idiot in Finland – the ethics of internal cooperation

A phone conversation, speeks the director of division in Poland, Magdalena M. :

Do you know this O., the inverter guy?  Well, listen, it went like that: last week Krzysiek P, after getting in touch with a company that is carrying out the investment in Kostrzyn, yeah? They are assembling, setting up a new … machine. So he got some inquiries from that company for the products, an that inquiry a certain Bartłomiej O. sent to Finland, because that’s where the  center … is, with a note: Hey guys, is it ok if we send an offer responding to this inquiry? If you don’t feel ok with it, don’t worry, we won’t send it.

Fu…k! …

Do you get it? He goes and asks some idiot in Finland if we’re allowed to send an offer! And he calls himself a sales director?! And our pal, CEO, is wondering why we do so weak on the polish market.

Doubts:

Is it a standard procedure in Finland to ask permission from “some idiot” to send an offer?

Is there and if so – where can be found the list of idiots in Finland with such authority?

I sent this letter to the Embassy of Finland:

Warsaw 12/12/17

Embassy of Finland in Poland

Dear Sir or Madam,

I’m an ex-employee of ABB company. I am writing to you beacuse since few years I’ve been trying to get some information about doubts I had when I spoke to the director of polish division Magdalena M. of which I describe on my blog mabbing.com

I have the questions:

Is it a standard procedure in Finland to ask an idiots for a permission to send an offer, and if so – which laws regulate it or is it an internal procedure in ABB?

Is there and if so – where can be found the list of idiots in Finland with such authority (if any authority is needed) to grant such permissions?

Could I ask you to send me such list and provide updates for it in future?

Thank you in advance for your kind reply.

 Stan

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