The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 20, 2014

Your View: Hire city manager back

JOPLIN, Mo. — You who ousted Mark Rohr, including the city attorney, are unfit and unqualified to serve Joplin.

As I have told some close friends of mine, you have set the affairs of the city back at least 10 years, if not totally stymied the progress Rohr accomplished.

The four who voted for him to stay need to be returned to their positions.

During my various careers, beginning with the U.S. Navy and ending with the company I retired from in December 2003, I never told management how to do its job. If I disapproved, I had two choices: do my job or leave.

Any CEO has to make tough choices at some time or another. Invariably, some people are not going to like them. Obviously we have had some real crybabies.

Suck it up and be thankful you have a job; simply look at the unemployment line behind you and see those who are ready to fill your position.

You five need to swallow your mistake and hire the man back — that is, if he would have us. I wish I had a penny for every time I had to acknowledge an error of mine. Give it a try; he just might respond — with some conditions, of course.   

 Maurice Filson


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