by Worthington Daily Globe
October 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm in Worthington Daily Globe
City administrator turns down West St. Paul job
WORTHINGTON Worthington’s city administrator since 2008 is staying in his current job. Continue Reading
Tags: Craig Clark, staying, worthington 6 Comments »
This sounds like a case of the dog chasing then catching the car and not knowing what to do with it. I hope all of these interviews were not done on City of Worthington time. Hope you find what you’re looking for.
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I also hope that Mr. Clark finds what he’s looking for. He’s a good man and will be missed, if and when the right opportunity presents itself.
As for the ‘dog chasing’ remark, that’s pretty uncalled for. How many people have looked for jobs, interviewed for jobs, been offered the position and then decide it’s not a good fit, for whatever reason? It’s not for us to judge — we weren’t there nor are we inside their heads — to know why a position isn’t right. Or are you privy to information the rest of us don’t have? If not, it’s best not to chime in.
And how and when he went about his job search is not your concern. It’s between him and his boss. Again, you don’t have the details and you’re just trying to stir things up unnecessarily. I hope you’re not sitting at work, using your company’s computer, to write these comments. That wouldn’t be right, would it?
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“And how and when he went about his job search is not your concern. It’s between him and his boss.”— As a tax payer for the City of Worthington which funds Mr Clarks job, It very well IS their concern,” IF” it is being done on City time, if not on City time, then I’d have to agree with you that it’s no ones concern.
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As taxpayers, we already pay bosses and superiors to monitor performance. IF you’ve got nothing else to do, take on this task. Otherwise, leave it to those closest to the action.
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And just WHO would be the boss or superior over the City Adminstrator? Is HE not the boss over all departments? Perhaps the City Council or Mayor is his boss? Like Ruppert and the Commissioners? That worked real, didn’t it?
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You answered your own question. Since the City Council, according to the article, is aware that Mr. Clark is looking for a new job — and would be hiring a search firm should he succeed — it seems obvious to me that he reports to them.
Why make such a big deal out of this? Do you really think that Mr. Clark is ‘defrauding’ the City? He has a boss and doesn’t need an armchair quarterback.
The mistake, as I see it, is that the city of West St Paul announced to the media that Mr. Clark had been offered the job, and that they were starting to negotiate. Generally, announcements are made AFTER all parties have agreed!
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