I have a problem of work with the European Space Agency (ESA) that I don't manage to solve. My story has also been published by an Italian newspaper. I report the article for reference: L'UnitÃ* - Edizione Nazionale - 20/05/2013 - l'Unit.it The article is in Italian but it can be easily translated in English by using Google. As some American friends told me this story is not concerning a procedure of firing (in fact I resigned they didn't fire me) but is concerning a procedure of corruption. My American friends told me: "They wanted you to become crooked" After having read my story on the above mentioned newspaper the Director General of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and a Member of the Italian Parliament (Head of the Board of the Italian Parliament treating work related problems) wrote a letter to the Head of Personnel at the ESA Headquarter in Paris asking to ESA to work out my situation. Now the Head of Personnel of ESA has answered to me by sending me a long email (in copy also to the Director General of ASI and to the Member of the Italian Parliament). In this email the Head of Personnel of ESA, after having mentioned my parents saying that she is sorry for the fact that I lost them, says at least 3 things that are not true to the purpose of giving (false) evidences concerning my situation to the Director General of ASI and to the Member of the Italian Parliament. I think that this behaviour of the Head of Personnel of ESA saying lies on my situation to the purpose of working out the situation in the interest of ESA after having mentioned my parents that I lost is very offensive and I feel very frustrated for this. But I know that this is a normal behaviour in ESA. When I worked in ESA my Head very often told me: "Raffaele you have got to learn to live in the jungle" (meaning that in ESA it's a jungle I guess). I have debunked the letter of the Head of Personnel of ESA and in some hours I will send my reply to her (in copy to the Director General of ASI and to the Member of the Italian Parliament). Started this thread as I usually do when I see things that are not good. Any ideas of TMC Members on this matter are welcome.