Hydro boss' family commute
Re: Back to B.C. for CEO's family (Aug. 21). Manitoba: a wonderful place to live and work.
Or if you're a CEO, hockey player or other wealthy person who can afford to fly out every weekend: a wonderful place to work.
In today's virtual world, there is little reason anyone at a top job would have to be physically present 50 to 80 per cent of the time anyway. Does it look good? No. Will it affect Hydro or his ability to do the job? Likely not.
Will he have a part-time salary? You cannot give 100 per cent bouncing back and forth.
-- next Mayor
Scott Thomson is a very competent individual, but not very many family men can sustain long-distance commutes such as this for very long -- especially with children that age. He will miss them.
I have been in senior management roles watching others try to do the same thing. It doesn't work in the long term.
Manitoba Hydro should allow him to see his contract/mandate through, but they better have a strong #2 person waiting in the wings for when the inevitable happens. It's not sustainable in the long term.
Re: Steeves' transition a calculated gamble (Aug. 21). "The transformation of Gord Steeves is nothing short of remarkable, but the guiding principle is simple pragmatism."
Another term for "pragmatism" in this context is "political opportunism."
The last thing we need is a mayor who takes positions simply to get elected. We have one like that already, and he has been a virtually unmitigated disaster.
-- Spence Furby
In my opinion, the best thing Steeves has going for him is the other candidates (which, sadly, seems to be case in many mayoral elections).
-- No Worries
Steeves and Havixbeck are both political opportunists who will say and do whatever they have to in order to get votes.