I actually used the “Big Dead Place” website as a resource when writing “The Green Hajj.” And, having worked for government contractors for a number of years, I found the general tone to be similar to that which I’ve experienced. Always, it seems, management knows less about what is going on and more importantly, about what NEEDS to be done, than anyone else. And like the managers I’ve worked for in the aerospace industry, they always seem a lot more concerned about the size of their bonuses than about anything else. I’m not sure why that always happens but is probably related to the fact that people who are greedy are motivated to become managers while those who enjoy their work aren’t. The result, the people at the top don’t know what’s going on. I don’t see why RPS should be any different just because the jobsite is so different.