Friday, September 23, 2005

Outsourcing Incompetence?

Chicago Tribune | Offer of buses fell between the cracks:

"Though it was well-known that New Orleans, much of it below sea level, would flood in a major hurricane, Landstar, the Jacksonville company that held a federal contract that at the time was worth up to $100 million annually for disaster transportation, did not ask its subcontractor, Carey Limousine, to order buses until the early hours of Aug. 30, roughly 18 hours after the storm hit, according to Sally Snead, a Carey senior vice president who headed the bus roundup.

Landstar inquired about the availability of buses on Sunday, Aug. 28, and earlier Monday, but placed no orders, Snead said.

She said Landstar turned to her company for buses Sunday after learning from Carey's Internet site that it had a meetings and events division that touted its ability to move large groups of people. 'They really found us on the Web site,' Snead said.

A Landstar spokeswoman declined comment on how the company responded to the hurricane."

Wow! No wonder Janet and I sometimes struggle to make ends meet. Incompetence is so much more profitable! Did Dubya learn that at Yale?

1 comment:

Furkids in Hong Kong™ said...

Dubya is, in my mind, the most embarrassing President to date.

To have achieved almost nothing is bad enough. But he ups it by making anything he 'touches' worse.


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