[Foundation-l] Erik's New Job

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 20:25:44 UTC 2007

On 18/12/2007, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thomas Dalton wrote:
> > On 18/12/2007, Chad <innocentkiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Allow me to be the first to say "What the hell?" Am I the only one who
> >> is absolutely outraged by this? We hear Erik call for transparency and
> >> openness, yet he gets hired for a position there was no announcement
> >> about? I call BS.
> >
> > I don't think it's really a matter of transparency and openness - they
> > announced the hire, just not the plan to hire, I don't have any great
> > problem with that. What seems unwise to me is that they appear to have
> > hired someone without interviewing anyone else for the position (at
> > least, I don't remember seeing an advert for the position). If they
> > didn't consider anyone else, then how do we know Erik is the best
> > person for the job?
> Please keep in mind that the head of staff, with authority to hire or
> fire staff, and negotiate all employement details, is now Sue. Not the
> board. The board has authority over Sue. Sue has authority over the
> staff. Pyramidal organization.

Of course. By "they" assume I mean "the person or people at WMF, staff
or board, that made the decision in question" - "they" is a little
shorter ;).

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