John Crowley: Does he have about 5?
Colleague: He does, yeah.
John Crowley: Thanks.
Colleague: No problem, Mr. Crowley.
John Crowley: Hey, Kent? Knock-knock. Got a minute? Kent?
Kent: Do you have any idea what you've done?
John Crowley: Excuse me?
Kent: We got a call this morning from Portland Rose Hospital, about sending them enzyme for your kids?
John Crowley: Right. Yeah, I know. That's what I'm here to talk to you about.
Kent: You and Stonehill set this upbehind my back. Now you come to me.
John Crowley: It's alltentative.
Kent: You want this company to sponsor a drug study, for 2 children whose father is an executive of this company? Have you never heard the term "conflict of interest?"
John Crowley: It has nothing to do with a...
Kent: Do you know what the FDA would do if they found out?
John Crowley: There is strong scientific justification for this study. There is great research value.
Kent: I'm a doctor, John. I know the research value! But you guys just can'tgo off half-cockedwithout consulting us!
John Crowley: And I'm sure that if we just go and talk to Erich, we can...
Kent: Erich already knows. He's furious about beingblindsided.
John Crowley: I didn't try to blindside anyone.
Kent: This is the reason why we have a reporting structure, why we have established procedure, why there is protocol.
John Crowley: You heartless, bloodless machine. You just have to fight me every step of the way! Don't you? You just hated it when I brought the kids with Pompe to the doorstep!
Kent: You weren't thinking about those kids when you put your children into that program and jeopardized a decade's worth of research investment made by this company!
John Crowley: This is not about a return on an investment! It's about kids, kids with names, dreams, families that love them.
Kent: You've jeopardized your chances of ever getting your kids treated.
John Crowley: I'm not arguing science with you! On every level! On every level, you've stood...I was just drafting a letter of apology for senior management, but I guess we'repast that point.
Kent: I just spoke to Erich, and we are terminating your employment.
John Crowley: Okay, I'll pack up my stuff.
Kent: Just one thing, John. I may well be atight-ass pencil-pushingcompany man, but I resent being called heartless. Look... Just let me finish. The reason we're terminating your employment, is to eliminate the conflict of interest. This strategy was brought to my attention by our colleague, Dr. Stonehill, in rather crude terms. This will allow thesibling trialto proceed for its purely scientific value. Have your desk cleared out by the end of the day.
John Crowley: Kent, what's with the...
Kent: I wanted to make sure you didn't punch me out before I could tell you.
John Crowley: ... Well...thank you very much for firing me.
Kent: My pleasure. I never liked you.
John Crowley: Likewise.