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Re: Lydon resigns from WBUR

Just for the record, I'm not anti-Chris or anti-Jane.  My point is if
Chris wants to change his employment situation (from employee to partner)
and the station wants to agree, fine, if the station doesn't and Chris
isn't happy with the offer the station made he can do exactly what he did
and move on to start his own firm.  The key point to my position being
Chris Lydon and Mary McGrath were WBUR employees....not NPR employees and
not partners in or employed by The Connection, they were hired by WBUR to
do a specific job, a job they did exceptionally well.  I personally
believe he got some bad legal advice and pushed this issue too far.   I
know any manager on this list will tell you that you can't push
management into a corner that they can't back out of, if you do you lose.

While I believe ownership of The Connection rightfully belongs to WBUR
there is no dispute that it was Chris, Mary and those "others" that
walked out in support that made the show successful.  But after all,
that's what they were paid to do.

The people in the trenches at the station figured that Chris and Mary
must have had another deal lined up when they pushed as hard as they did,
be it with WNYC or WGBH or maybe even NPR directly, but that is just
hallway speculation.

BTW,  I personally was very disappointed that Chris decided not to come
back, he still owes me a dollar for subway fare!  ;-)


On Fri, 2 Mar 2001 15:22:49 -0500 "Dan Billings" <dib9@gwi.net> writes:
> I agree with Joe entirely.  I'm not a Lydon fan, but I don't 
> understand all
> the criticism he is getting for pushing for what he wants.  The 
> criticism is
> particularly odd because most on this list are usually 
> anti-management, but
> in this case, they are anti-employee.  What's the deal?  Is 
> management
> always wrong when the employee makes less than $100K but right when 
> the
> employee makes more than $100K?
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joseph Pappalardo" <joepappalardo2001@yahoo.com>
> >Good for him in trying to define the negotiation....as opposed to
> > accepting WBUR's terms  I admire his tenacity in knowing what he
> wants...and
> > not being afraid to go after it.  Most would have crumbled and 
> folded in
> > this situation.