I have come to the conclusion that nearly all companies having more than a four or five employees are just like seriously disfunctional familes. There is always at least one trouble-maker and backstabber. People deny what they know to be true when they think that they might otherwise take some heat. People make up answers when they don't know what to say. There is constant bickering and fighting. And when anything goes wrong, everyone wants to point the finger at someone else. Yes, it was a rough day. I have a unique job in that I get very familiar...no, too familiar with the internal workings of my customers; since I have to spend so much time on site working closely with personnel. Over the years I have learned that a big part of my job is to ride out the storms and try to be diplomatic when everyone around is panicking and lashing out. Right now I am on a big job invoving millions of dollars, and we are in the painful last stages of R&D - the part where everything has to work correctly. I do this every day, but for most of my customers this is a rare and huge event. But cripes, I sure get tired of the bullsht!