Re: “Board fires Bates president,” (TNT, 3/21).
Let me see if I have this right: The board of Bates Technical College voted to fire the president “for convenience” and give him a $100,000-plus severance package because they didn’t have sufficient grounds to fire him “for cause”?
Am I the only person in Tacoma who expects to be reading about a suit for wrongful termination in the next few months?
The board’s actions as much as acknowledged they didn’t have grounds to fire him for cause.
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What kind of bizarro world do we live in where someone is fired for boorish behavior, yet a college board can authorize a huge severance payment plus expose taxpayers to a potential million-dollar judgment without a word of criticism?
Oh well, it’s only taxpayers’ money.