What would you do?
You see an opening for a high paying management position and think you are perfect for the position. But after doing a little research you find a few things that raise some red flags.
For starters, the position has been a revolving door. If you get this job, you’ll be the 8th person in just the last 6 years to hold the position. Red Flag number 1.
You also note that the last person to hold the position left it under mysterious circumstances after a leave of absence and allegations of impropriety. Red Flag number 2.
Now you discover that the person who now holds the job on an interim basis is under investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division and has made allegations against the person whose claims led to that investigation leading to a second investigation by police. Red Flag number 3.
Finally it comes to your attention that the person, who may eventually hire you, may not be the person who you actually work for if you are hired. Big Red Flag number 4.
Would you take this job…would you even have the faintest interest in applying for it?
That is exactly what is happening right now with the announcement that the City of Columbia is beginning the search for its next Police Chief. A position that has been a revolving door, been plagued by allegations and investigations, one that some say answers to many people and one that now may not even be accountable to the person who is conducting the search and hopes to fill the slot in the next few months.
Why after six months of no progress and a claim that even the search process wouldn’t begin until current SLED investigations over the Santiago-Navarro he said - he said allegations is City Manager Theresa Wilson now deciding to move ahead with the process? If you said politics, you would be correct.
If voters next month put Mayor Benjamin in position to make these decisions, then it should be the Mayor and not the City Manager who makes this hire. That’s only fair to the eventual Chief, the Mayor and most importantly the citizens of Columbia.
Would you take this job?
Bill Clinton is on the record saying Obama should live up to his promise and let people keep thier insurance. Let's see what happens now!
What do our young people think of entitlements these days? Word of caution, you may not want to watch the following video!
On at least 29 occasions the President promised us that we could keep our current health coverage if we liked it, period. Now he says that's not what he said. Claiming what he said was we could keep it if the coverage hasn't changed since Obamacare was signed in to law. In the event you forgot what he really said see the montage below.