I do so hope that this script was at some point turned into the training video it was intended to be.
The script calls for an introduction by "Jeff."
"Here at Enron, we're in business to make money," Jeff says. "There's no doubt about that. But there should also be no doubt about the way we make our money — we play by the rules. All of the rules."
Jeff further instructs his employees: "Look for yourself in this story. Look for your co-workers. Pay attention."
The script's main character is a BMW-driving, womanizer named Jay. His license plate reads: "Cha Chng."
When he arrives at the office, his pal Brent asks: "So, has Jennifer figured out yet that you were with Traci last night?"
Jay, Brent and their trading team — their rough language depicted with bleeps — strong-arm their trading partners. One trader crows: "We will control the market."
The "dynamic duo" are called on the carpet by Greg Whalley, then president and chief operating officer of Enron Wholesale Services. But they persist.
Jay is then arrested on the trading floor by FBI agents. Then the script calls for: "Cut to shot of Jeff Skilling, stopping on the way to his car to pick up the morning paper. As he reads the headline, he looks up. Agents with subpoenas in their hands approach Jeff."
In the ensuing trial, Jay appears on the witness stand, trying to justify comments that Enron's competitors "wouldn't survive" or that Enron would "set the price."
After the trial, Jay is shown desperately — and unsuccessfully — trying to find another job.
Jeff then returns, to say: "What you've just seen could happen to us. ... Do not think for a moment that it can't or won't happen to Enron."
While much of the script is prescient, it misses on one key point: The scandal sends Enron stock falling to $40 a share.
In slightly more serious news, the bigass trial of Skilling, Causey and Lay will probably begin don't call the courthouse to volunteer.Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 03, 2005 to Enronarama | TrackBack