Liana Weiland says that Mike Rinder was not doing the work required of his position; his deputy was solving the problems and getting the work done. He was demeaning to staff, and when Liana went to his office each night to deliver his communications, she often found him sleeping at his desk. “He was either not around, sleeping, or didn’t want to be associated with the crew.”
He was rather snide and sarcastic toward staff, and I also noticed that his communications to staff were really demeaning. And if you have that kind of a tone being sort of spread through the organization, then that’s kind of what happens—it changes the whole morale of the crew.
At the time, his deputy—clearly, in my viewpoint—did all the work. And Mike—it was pretty clear that he wasn’t doing the work required and doing the work that he should be doing, and instead his deputy was solving the problems and getting a lot of the work done. Again, that goes back to his laziness.
One of the other things I observed was, I would have to go to his office every night to route him communication and he was always sleeping at his desk. I just don’t know how he got much done. And it clearly wasn’t him getting the work done around here, because he was either not around, sleeping, or didn’t want to be associated with the crew. That’s really what I observed.