Gini Dietrich

Employer Ensures Employees Aren’t Happy by Leading with Fear

By: Gini Dietrich | November 7, 2012 | 
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This morning, 600 employees at Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center in York, Pa., are looking for new jobs.

They knew this day was coming because on Sunday night, Matt DeRose, their fearless leader, sent an email to all staff saying if President Obama won a second term, “increasing expenses brought on by recent regulations, taxes, and the stagnant economy could force his company to consider layoffs.”

And so, employees are going to work wondering if today will be their last.

Not only that, but if they’re lucky enough to keep their jobs, they could be moved to part-time status in order to “beat” the health care law that requires organizations with more than 50 employees to either offer insurance or pay $2,000 a year to each employee who is not covered.

Fear in Leadership

A client of ours, who also is a very good friend of mine, wrote a blog post yesterday about fear in leadership.

In it, he describes the different thresholds leaders have when it comes to fear and leading our organizations.

He says,

We can’t stop and do nothing, we need to take action and keep business running as usual.

We need to keep business running as usual.

It’s scary running a business. You have to take a lot of risk that could end the organization as you know it.

Your employees worry about doing their jobs really well and about taking care of their families.

You have to worry about doing your job really well, keeping customers happy, increasing revenue, improving margins, developing equity to improve your balance sheet, keeping your pipeline full, watching trends, understanding how the markets and politics will affect your business growth, keeping employees happy, and taking care of your family.

But you can’t show fear. And you certainly can’t let it influence your decision-making.

Morale and Growth

I”m not one who typically reads the news in York, Pennsylvania so, when Jason Konopinski sent me the link to the article about Heritage Hills, the blood vessels in my brain nearly broke.

DeRose is not only not keeping business running as usual, he is not taking responsibility for decisions made in his business. He’s blaming the White House, a very entitled  way of looking at things.

Look, I’m a business owner. The years 2009-2011 were really terrible for us. I had to learn how to keep a business alive without access to cash or growth opportunities. It was really miserable. I thought last year might be our last. But I never once blamed it on the economy, the White House, or anyone else. I take full responsibility for those lean years and they were great lessons (albeit very expensive).

We live in a free country. We get to make our own decisions. And one of those decisions is to lead with confidence, maturity, and grace.

I’m glad I’m not a Heritage Hills employee. My stomach would hurt today as I made my way into work to discover whether or not I had my job.

The leader is not demonstrating great leadership. He’s not creating goodwill and morale. He is leading with fear. And he’s leading by coercion…”You vote for my guy and we’ll see about keeping your job.”

Today it sucks to be a Heritage Hills employee.

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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jasonkonopinski
3 years 7 months ago

Thanks for writing about this, @ginidietrich . Safe to say, the reactions to this letter locally haven’t been exactly warm and fuzzy. And I agree, DeRose is absolutely leading with fear and passing the proverbial buck.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  @ginidietrich What has the reaction been like Jason? Surely an employer can’t *legally* do/say something liket this…!?

jasonkonopinski
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay  @ginidietrich Well, the legality is a bit fuzzy, although it sounds dangerously close to coercion. The reality is that this happens all too often, but doesn’t always get reported.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  @ginidietrich Grrrrr!!!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

Everybody passes the buck these days. But to hear about a businessman with near a thousand people under his employ (factor in families, etc., who rely on his paycheques!) using these types of scare tactics and ‘head in the sand’ ‘not my fault but yours’ actions makes me sick.

HeatherTweedy
3 years 7 months ago
You just have to find that sweet spot where employees are scared enough to do whatever you say without completely breaking their spirit.  That’s how management works, right?     In all seriousness, while I understand the feeling of uncertainty this guy probably felt, it’s never OK to take it out on your employees.  I agree that owning a small business is scary( even terrifying in the middle of the night).  In addition to everything that you mention above it can also feel like governmental regulations can come out of nowhere to radically change your business model. However, real entrepreneurs… Read more »
belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@HeatherTweedy “…without completely breaking their spirit.” – LMAO!!! 
I wonder if what he did (by putting his words into an actual letter) isn’t illegal in some way…? I mean, surely every person who gets laid off from today forward will be able to call a lawyer and say “hellooooo, wrongful dismissal!!”, right??

magriebler
magriebler
3 years 7 months ago

Shame on him.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@magriebler I worked under a shocking ogre/fear monger’er for over ten years – everything from abusive voice mails to constant threats of job loss –  it’s a terrible way to attempt to motivate people. It simply doesn’t work, and in fact usually results in the opposite behaviour.

ElissaFreeman
ElissaFreeman
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay  @magriebler How did you ever last working for that person for so long??

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@ElissaFreeman  @magriebler When I first started with her (yes – HER) I was fairly junior, then I had my son, and a mortgage, then a divorce, breadwinner, etc., etc., all the same reasons everyone stays in ugly situations like that. People NEED their jobs, for the most part, which is why stories like the one above make me so angry. But the company eventually paid for her behaviour (which was widely known and just accepted) – I took a leave of absence, full salary! LOL

debdobson62
debdobson62
3 years 7 months ago
@bellindsay I also worked for 10 years with a boss who “ruled” by fear based leadership.  I lasted that long because he was the only one in the firm that I didn’t respect and like.  The only reason I lasted that long from his perspective is the partners liked me and wouldn’t let him get rid of me.  Let’s just say he was thrilled the economy tanked and he could financially lay me off as I was 2nd highest paid in the department.  I protected my staff from him and he hated the fact that I didn’t fear him.  People… Read more »
belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@debdobson62  @bellindsay  @KenMueller There’s no better feeling than working with/for a bully who you KNOW can’t get rid of you – and you KNOW it eats them alive every single day. 😀

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay  @debdobson62  @KenMueller As we discussed yesterday Linds, people don’t quit jobs, they quit people. A few jobs ago, I was having a “state of the union” talk with the VP, and he tried to tell me it was a bad job market and I was lucky to be employed and I needed to stay in my role, needless to say I resigned promptly. I go towards fear, so those who try and use it against me always, always fail. Have any of you read “The Culture of Fear”?

magriebler
magriebler
3 years 7 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @belllindsay  @debdobson62 Fear ought to be the ultimate four-letter word.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @debdobson62  @KenMueller Good for you for sticking to your guns Rebecca.

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay  @debdobson62  @KenMueller Yeah, I should try being a little less gun happy, but hey, I’m a redneck.

jasonkonopinski
3 years 7 months ago

@magriebler  @RebeccaTodd  @belllindsay  @debdobson62 Suddenly “fear me” doesn’t sound quite so innocent. 😉

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @debdobson62  @KenMueller Embrace your white trash roots, Rebecca. I do. 😉

magriebler
magriebler
3 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  @RebeccaTodd  @belllindsay  @debdobson62 Really makes me think about my vocabulary choices, I have to say. People tell me sometimes I get colorful. 🙂

jasonkonopinski
3 years 7 months ago

@magriebler  @RebeccaTodd  @belllindsay  @debdobson62 One of my favorite things to do is come up with “non-curse” curse words. 🙂

magriebler
magriebler
3 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  @RebeccaTodd  @belllindsay  @debdobson62 How very Shakespearean of you.

Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes
3 years 7 months ago
@belllindsay  @magriebler I once worked for a company that would review our hours by using the key card for the parking garage to see what time we arrived at work.   We would receive emails with spreadsheets that showed what time we arrived and talk about how the five minutes on Tuesday and the 3 minutes on Wednesday added up to 8 minutes of tardiness and then be forced to read about how much money this “tardiness” caused.   These letters never included anything about the quality of our work, whether we skipped lunch or worked late.   In between the… Read more »
belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes  @magriebler Wow, that’s harsh. Though I too have experienced the “hairy eyeball” – by the person controlling the paycheques – when leaving work at 5:00 pm, yet the hairy eyeball giver wasn’t there when I arrived early at 7:30 am because of this or that. Nothing like feeling as if you’re a kindergardener. I say get your work done and deliver on your deliverables and who cares what time you clock in or out. It’s great to see that more progressive companies are starting to function this way nowadays.

magriebler
magriebler
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay  @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Sadly, in this economy too many employers think they can get away with the kindergartener approach to management. Here’s hoping their staffs run out on them the day the moment the job market picks up.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@magriebler  @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Sadly, there will always be someone there to take that empty spot though.

KenMueller
3 years 7 months ago

Heritage Hills is a former client of mine. One of my earliest clients. It’s sad to see this since Matt’s brother is a good friend, but they were also a client that still owes me money, and it’s been more than 2 years since I walked away from them. They own a lot more than this property. Restaurants and resorts throughout the area, as well as one out in the midwest.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@KenMueller Wow. Well maybe after they lay off a bunch of people today they can finally afford to pay you! LOL

KenMueller
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay The guy who originally brought me in left a long time ago. They never “got it”. Never. It was like banging my head against the wall repeatedly. It’s a shame because Matt’s dad was a great guy when he was in charge. I honestly never met Matt, but worked with others there.

ElissaFreeman
ElissaFreeman
3 years 7 months ago

Fear mongering employers are really just insecure bullies; as soon as you stand up to them, they shrivel. Not easy for people who need their job though. Blamers never make great business owners – but I always believe the worse you are, the harder you fall.  It takes awhile, but the result is often devastating.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@ElissaFreeman My mom always used to tell me “What goes around, comes around” and I never believed it at the time, because you are so right – it does take a looooong time usually – LOL – but the older I am the more often I have seen it happen. You don’t like to revel in another’s misfortune, but we all know that *some* people deserve their eventual comeuppance.

flemingsean
flemingsean
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay  @ElissaFreeman Sometimes you have to accept that you are the bad karma that someone deserves, and that your duty is to serve up a helping of comeuppance, with a side of you-had-this-coming.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@flemingsean  @ElissaFreeman HAHA! That’s a great way to look at it Sean! 🙂

John_Trader1
John_Trader1
3 years 7 months ago

I am not a business owner, but always thought that demonstrating accountability for the business, your employees, and for yourself was supposed to be the right way to lead. It seems like this breeds accountability from your staff and is evident on how they treat customers and develop a passion for their work. How in the world can this atmosphere exist with a leader like this? Sad. Pointing the finger at anyone but yourself is the short path to your demise.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@John_Trader1 Exactly John. Staff look upwards and want to emulate what they see. This might sound lame – or worse, brown-nosing 🙂 – but it’s true: I want to be the very best I can be for @ginidietrich because SHE inspires that in me – by her work ethics, respect for her team, and over all *human* behaviour. And heck, I don’t even SEE her day to day – I work in Toronto – but it still resonates.

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago
@belllindsay  @John_Trader1  @ginidietrich I was just going to make this comment, John. For me, a lack of self-efficacy and ability to take responsibility for yourself, your words, and your actions is only next to hypocrisy on the list of deplorable human traits. While G has outline the stressful side, part of the reward that I feel should come from running your own business is by throwing yourself in to it, and sink or swim, you can say this is ME, this is MINE! I bet this man would have no trouble at all taking all the credit if his business was doing well.… Read more »
belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @John_Trader1  @ginidietrich Agree times a thousand!!!

jasonkonopinski
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay  @RebeccaTodd  @John_Trader1  @ginidietrich I met him a few time at events and saw how he treated vendors and employees. He’s a real douchecanoe.

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  @belllindsay  @John_Trader1  @ginidietrich Douchecanoe wins the day!!! I didn’t use that in the email I sent him…maybe I should send another…

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago

And say, are we going to #TeamBlogJack the “contact us” form on the Heritage Hills site? Because I just left a pretty snappy comment…

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@RebeccaTodd You’re such a punk, Rebecca! 🙂

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay I have a great deal of trouble holding my tongue, as you well know! Hah. Wonder if I get a reply…

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@RebeccaTodd You must keep us updated if you do! LOL

yvettepistorio
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay  @RebeccaTodd I smell a guest post if you do Rebecca…

jasonkonopinski
3 years 7 months ago

@yvettepistorio  @belllindsay  @RebeccaTodd DO. IT. (Guest post)

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  @yvettepistorio  @belllindsay Hah! Can I just write “douchecanoe” over and over?

rdopping
rdopping
3 years 7 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @jasonkonopinski  @yvettepistorio  @belllindsay I love THAT term. Douchecanoe. I use it often. Where did you first hear it?

yvettepistorio
3 years 7 months ago

@rdopping  @RebeccaTodd  @jasonkonopinski  @belllindsay I agree…douchecanoe has to be one of my favorite words. Rebecca, Lindsay, I should’ve used “douchecanoe” in my blog post from today!!! It was the perfect opportunity.

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago

@rdopping  @jasonkonopinski  @yvettepistorio  @belllindsay I believe I heard it first with Jason, above!

TedWeismann
3 years 7 months ago

It’s probably fair to say that his people management skills reflect his overall business management acumen. This is likely the reason he’s in this kind of trouble financially, not because of government regulation. If it’s that bad, every small business would have to do this, and the best ones learn how to adapt, as @HeatherTweedy said. Sad story.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@TedWeismann  @HeatherTweedy Yes, great point, one has to wonder how he treats the world in general. 🙂

New England Multimedia
3 years 7 months ago
Because I always endeavor to see both sides of an issue (the peacemaker in me), I’m going to give the employer (a golf course owner) the benefit of the doubt here and assume he’s in a difficult financial place already, as many businesses are. When people are unemployed, underemployed, or being supported by taxpayers, they have little discretionary income, and discretionary income is what keeps golf courses, restaurants, and entertainment facilities in business.    As those of you who are employers (or self-employed) know, employees, clients, and vendors are rarely privy to the true financial state of a business. That’s… Read more »
New England Multimedia
3 years 7 months ago

And sorry this is so long! 😉

FocusedWords
FocusedWords
3 years 7 months ago
@New England Multimedia  I have heard the arguments that ACA is going to put small businesses out of business.  I would like to ask a question from the other side of the fence.  Wouldn’t there be an advantage for a business if their employees are healthier because they are able to get preventative care, have a doctor to go to when they get sick instead of waiting until it’s emergency room time, and don’t have onerous health insurance payments looming over their heads just for the least amount of coverage? I believe that the golf course owner was trying to… Read more »
New England Multimedia
3 years 7 months ago
@FocusedWords Yes, but the same can be said for an individual or a family who isn’t purchasing health insurance because they can’t afford it. Just as an individual or family struggling financially cannot afford health insurance, neither can a financially-strapped business afford to provide it. The problem is that the economy relies on businesses to stay in business and provide goods and services, pay taxes, and provide wages. So when struggling businesses close their doors in response to rising costs, the economy is driven into a deeper financial crisis. If there’s no money to pay the rising costs of being/staying in business,… Read more »
belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@FocusedWords  @New England Multimedia  I see both sides of the coin (and being a Canadian the whole “scared of healthcare” thing never ceases to amaze me) but I have to agree with FocusedWords that this was outright coercion. I don’t think the argument is that said business owner *should* reveal his/her financials to everyone – the argument is that telling your employees “Vote for my guy or lose your jobs” is a horrible way to be a leader and IMHO borderline illegal.

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay  @FocusedWords  @New England Multimedia  I feel this could have been broached with class and tact. If your business is struggling and you have to shut down, you could have solicited empathy and support from your community. It was the way he attempted to use threats and coercion that really got me going… Usually, I feel for small businesses and hope for the best for these entrepreneurs. It was the way this person went about it that is disgusting and dare I say unconstitutional.

Greg Marcus
3 years 7 months ago

@New England Multimedia  I think this was a spiteful, cowardly thing the employer is doing.  I find it hard to believe this is a rational business decision.

KensViews
3 years 7 months ago

Fear as a motivational tool. Sure, it works during bad times. But the moment the economy shows signs of lifting,  your employees will leave so fast it’ll make your head spin…and possibly go to your competitor. Owning a business isn’t for the faint of heart. If you’re going to own a business, big or small, you’ve got to have guts. Man Up!  Or, based on last night’s Senator and other races, perhaps I should say, “Woman Up!”

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@KensViews I can’t *fathom* owning my own business. The pressure and stress…!? Yikes.

KensViews
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay That’s what I thought too. Worked for others for 25+ years. Opened my own consultancy at age 50.  Even with the dips, and believe me, there were DIPS in 2008 and 9, I’ve NEVER been this happy, career-wise!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@KensViews I’ll take your word for it! LOL And congrats! I took a huge leap and left a union job with 20 years seniority (TV) a few years back. Best thing I ever did. 🙂

magriebler
magriebler
3 years 7 months ago

@KensViews Woman up! Nice. And there’s going to be a lot of head spinning once the job market comes back.

Erin F.
3 years 7 months ago

Bleh. I’ve actually been working on a post about how not to build company morale. Leading with fear is at the top of the list.

ginidietrich
3 years 7 months ago

@Erin F. I can help you with that post!

Erin F.
3 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich How do you mean? With sources?

Ijibran
Ijibran
3 years 7 months ago

@seanmcginnis @ginidietrich yes have been in that sitiation

rdopping
rdopping
3 years 7 months ago

I wonder if the guy got a link to this post? They have a Facebook page……

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@rdopping Now *that* would be interesting!! 🙂

rdopping
rdopping
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay Grab your cojones and post away. Or suggest I do it. Dare me. Go ahead.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 7 months ago

@rdopping  @belllindsay I wouldn’t dream of it…………. 😉

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago

@belllindsay  @rdopping Don’t worry, it was included in my email to the company!

rustyspeidel
rustyspeidel
3 years 7 months ago

@RebeccaTodd  @belllindsay  @rdopping you’re BAAD!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 7 months ago

@rustyspeidel  @belllindsay  @rdopping …but it feels so goooooood…

AmyMccTobin
3 years 7 months ago

Fear demoralizes. Period.

ginidietrich
3 years 7 months ago

@AmyMccTobin I just don’t understand why some people lead this way. At all.

AmyMccTobin
3 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich I think it is a very Dickensian way of thinking; my last boss thought that he deserved respect BECAUSE of his position, not because of his actions…. that’s why he’s the last boss I’ll ever have:)

KensViews
3 years 7 months ago

@AmyMccTobin  @ginidietrich  I always tell workshop participants that being a leader isn’t about title or money.  The only way to know if you’re truly leader is to turn around. If you’ve got followers (whether they officially report to you or not) you’re a leader.  If you don’t have followers (even though you may have people who report to you) you’re not a leader.  That guy may have been your boss, but he wasn’t a leader!

AnneReuss
AnneReuss
3 years 7 months ago

This made the veins come out on my neck! I know it’s a scary time for many, but when I hear fear from people, regardless of who they voted for I tell both sides the same thing: “You can still have control of your own future. “

ginidietrich
3 years 7 months ago

@AnneReuss You absolutely still control your own future. Absolutely.

mmhemani
mmhemani
3 years 7 months ago

@blakedenman I guess the article is little different but i am more addressing to the CEOs who give a shit to their employees!

Suzi_C
3 years 7 months ago
I hate fear mongering.  Whether we’re working with people or animals, positive techniques work far better.  This election cycle has been brutal and fraught with fear mongering. We’ve had similar discussions (in reverse) where I am this election cycle.  The very powerful union lobby convinced a certain subset of the economy that if certain events were to happen their worlds would cease to exist, “dogs and cats would start living together and there would be mass hysteria!” Meanwhile, businesses are leaving the state in droves because of the tax burden taking jobs and families who use the services with them. Both entities… Read more »
ginidietrich
3 years 7 months ago

@Suzi_C It’s very short-sighted. I’m a business owner. We pay a portion of our employee’s benefits. In fact, we pay more than what Obamacare requires. So I’m really having a hard time understanding why leaders are pushing back on it. Yes, taxes will increase. Yes, all Americans will have healthcare. Yes, companies are going to pay for it. But I’d MUCH rather have preventive care for my team than for someone to get sick and be out of work.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
3 years 7 months ago

@GregMarcus2 @LisaPetrilli It IS despicable!! (sorry for the late response)

TonyBennett
3 years 7 months ago
Fear can be an effective form of leadership… If you want to be despised and loathed with the likes of Stalin & Hitler. I feel there’s a good Yoda quote I could use but I’m but gonna look it up. I used to work for an organization, well a region within the company, that used fear tactics for sales (de)motivation. I stuck around nearly 6 years cuz the money was good, but decided self-respect and quality of life was more valuable. Oddly enough, a few months after I left, the regional vice president responsible for most of it was fired.… Read more »
ginidietrich
3 years 7 months ago

@TonyBennett I’m sure you don’t watch The Good Wife, but on this week’s episode, the partners at the law firm were trying to figure out why their counsel was being so rude and abrasive. it turns out he’s reading the Steve Jobs biography. I guess people think it worked for him and he built the most successful company in the world so it should work for everyone.

KevinVandever
KevinVandever
3 years 7 months ago
I wonder if this dude has a family and if he sent them a similar email: Dear Honey, Mary and Jimmie, I am sorry to inform you but as of today, I have to let you go. I’m sure I’ll miss you…Honey your beef wellington was divine and although you never did fold my shirts correctly, I knew your heart was into it. And kids, although I complained about attending your soccer games and dance recitals, I will miss them, too. They were a nice diversion from the important things in business. The good news is that the money I… Read more »
ginidietrich
3 years 7 months ago

@KevinVandever I don’t know if I should be more impressed that you wrote this comment or that it came out of your brain.

KevinVandever
KevinVandever
3 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich I’m now hungry for beef wellington.

Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes
3 years 7 months ago
ginidietrich
3 years 7 months ago

@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Here’s the thing that bugs me. It doesn’t even take effect until 2014! And so you are going to lay off 10 people to get you below the 50 employee minimum? Great…are you still not offering benefits to those 49 people? Some people.

Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes
3 years 7 months ago

@ginidietrich  Yeah, they might not even be in business then, but they’ll run scared just because…

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