[Foundation-l] Erik's New Job

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 20:33:46 UTC 2007

Doesn't make it any more justified. If anything, it makes it even more
Erik recused himself over the issue of voting Sue to ED, then she
turns around and
promotes him to Deputy ED? It just screams that they were planning it,
and the fact
that the position was /never/ advertised makes it all the more upsetting. While
I sympathize with Sue's aims to produce a productive and professional office,
back-door job offers are not the way to go about it.


On Dec 18, 2007 3:18 PM, 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.
> Thanks
> Ant
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