Sally S wrote:
Sorry if this has been analyzed elsewhere but do we know the extent of any involvement the Skins rep - Speicher - actually had in the likely cheating. From what I read it sounded like he had his own car and would go ahead to scout locations/ directions and wasn't in the RV. Per his LinkedIn page he just graduated college in May 2015 and Skins was his first career type job that he started in September 2015 so I couldn't imagine he would collude with two people he barely knows and risk his career/ reputation (unless he informed his superiors at Skins) when the outcome doesn't really benefit him much and greatly outweighs the risks. Newbies usually still have on the rose colored corporate glasses (and foolishly believe that those who work hard rise to the top) along with the ethics courses fresh in their minds. But maybe it's different with millennials....
Michael Speicher was fully complicit with the scam and should be fired by Skins.
From Skins own website describing Speicher's role:
"Over and above Robâ€™s incredible talent to achieve the impossible with his running, itâ€™s thanks to his crew â€“ friend and copywriter Dustin Brooks and SKINS digital marketer Michael Speicher â€“ that heâ€™s done as well as he has so far. Together, Dustin and Michael share the responsibility of driving the campervan, recording data, taking photographs and videos, and most importantly, keeping Rob fit and healthy by preparing food, drinks and making sure heâ€™s had enough rest and recovery after each dayâ€™s mileage. And when youâ€™re driving through the night and early morning at 5 miles per hour, thatâ€™s quite a lot to be responsible for."