What Do We Do With Howard

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What do we do with Howard?

Synopsis:
The story start with Howard Lineberry, he is a certified surveyor. He worked for Agrigreen Inc. as a lead surveyor, his job duty is to assist project engineer for survey activities and support project engineers on any means possible.
During his years at Agrigreen, a lot of personnel changes had been made. "Since he was hired, he had worked for four different supervisors."(What) First supervisor was Jerry Givens, he was a very precise person and wanted everything done according to schedule. After Givens was retired, Paul Jackson was his second supervisor. "Unlike Givens, Jackson expected Lineberry to plan his day based on the work that needed to be done and to go ahead and do it."(What) Under Jackson's supervision, Howard made a "considerably big mistake and cost the company time and money to fix the error he had made, after that incident, people started to treat him differently, isolated him and called him lazy and disorganized."(What)
Because of the incident, Jackson decided to hired Dan Richards to assist Howard and double check his work. This gesture had made Howard distressed, and on top of all, Dan had often passed unpropitious comments on Howard in public.
A year after, Dan was transferred and Mel Cutler stepped in and took Dan's position. Mel Cutler had been in the company for two years before he worked as a surveyor. He had surveying experience from another company and he was a draftsman before, everything seems to go well, and Howard Lineberry and Mel Cutler seems to work well together. Mel had often caught some small errors before things got out of hands. However, due to recently changes to the plant location, things had been different between Mel and Howard.
Due to expansion of the company, another supervisor had decided to move the survey group to the tech office 1/2 mile away from the plant. Immediately, Howard felt good about the changes

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