Since all of this happens on a copy
of the original I fail to understand anything of your justification to 'fire' me. Did you fail to note the word 'fix' in parens? This means it doesn't work. If it doesn't work, comments are at best suspect and often completely misleading. Again the comment about copy allows me to format the code in any way shape or form I desire. I don't work for these companies, I'm brought in from the outside to put out a specific fire. Those things that help do that are good. Now at some point the error or errors will be found. That information, not quite a patch but close, will be turned over to those in charge of the code in question. So as I walk out the door, the only thing that will have changed will be that which didn't work. Note that if it needs comments as negotiated with those I turn the code over to, then I will be pleased to comment according to any standard they happen to choose. I've nothing against comments, I just don't want them in my way...
"Never try to teach a pig to sing...it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."