Monday, April 04, 2011

HR Problems for Walker

In a way, this is not surprising.

Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions.

Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker's administration overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees at the Department of Commerce.

Dig far enough into the article and you find that Walker's Chief of Staff, Gilkes, slammed this home.

I'm not terribly exercised about the DUI's--people do change--nor the lack of a degree, as we can point to all sorts of people who have degrees who are nincompoops.

What bothers me is the extremely light experience, which appears.....oddly.....family-connected stuff.

Walker's kitchen cabinet includes one of the highest-powered HR people in the State: Susan Marks. It would have taken her about 3 nanoseconds to kill this--if anyone had asked.

10 comments:

neomom said...

The lefty's are all over this... Sounds like this young man needs a quiet career change. Quickly.

Just proves that the "establishment" in both parties sucks. In NC right now, we have the R House trying to push through tax incentives to build brand new houses - while tens of thousands of existing (pretty nice ones too) are in foreclosure or can't sell.

Idiots.

jimspice said...

You really must read this very insightful opinion piece written about the tough staffing situation the governor faces -- written by the senior Deschane!!! It's just too funny viewing in retrospect. Expect more guys. It's just starting.

neomom said...

And Jim, you were leading the charge against the patronage jobs in the Doyle Admin right? It's easy to criticize the "opposition", but you have a lot more credibility when you criticize your own side....

jimspice said...

You know, the "I know you are, but what am I" arguments are getting old. It's your side that pulls the strings now, so it's your obligation to hold your guys to a higher standard. Do it, and then when we try the old "yeah, well Walker did it too..." routine you can point to response.

neomom said...

See, I think by posting this, Dad is holding that standard.

Which is more than I can say for what is going on with the liberals with Kloppenburg currently or Doyle formerly.

jimspice said...

Oh yes, the clear condemnation of back scratching was SOOOOOO clear.

How 'bout you mom. Right here. Right now. I challenge you to say "This was wrong."

Dad29 said...

What--my using terms like "kill" and "problems" aren't clear enough?

Here's the thing, Jim. I don't think that Walker is a scumbag, which Doyle is/was.

Walker was under-served on THIS PARTICULAR hire.

There may be others.

John Foust said...

"Kill" as in "sweep under the rug"? No overblown descriptions of the lack in Walker's character? No invented nicknames? No sneaky terminology to expose the network of conspiracy? Why don't those come to mind when Dad29 is criticizing Republicans he voted for?

neomom said...

Um, Jim... read my first post. Seems pretty clear. Yeesh.

John Foust said...

Yeah, Jim: She said "quietly" and "quickly" move him to another parish.