Conservative on Compassion?
Behind the Massacre
The dailies go all-out today on Quinn's demolition derby at the Council yesterday.
The New York Times, the Daily News, and the New York Post.
Turns out, in her path were 61 Council staffers, from low-level $25,000/year secretaries to high-level management earning over $160,000, from press officers to the Director of Finance to the attorney who brought allegations of sexual harassment against the Council and former Queens Council Member Alan Jennings.
But the backstory seems to include a thread of nastiness in the way the firings were executed ('xcuse the pun). No biggie, right? Because isn't that how it's done in the private sector? So seems to go the argument of proponents of Quinn's methodology.
But with so much noise coming out of Quinn and her Council about workers' rights (for example, see here), tis hard not to take notice of the irony and hypocrisy of letting longtime staff members go in such a callous manner, without even a discussion of outplacement services, etc.
Where's the love?