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The ABC of Stupidiity

Hello again Dear Reader,

Nice to be back after a while.

Today’s comment in the daily Australian news was so bloody comical, I just had to put my toe back in the blogging pond and have a bit of a chuckle at the mindless stupidity of some of our highly paid professionals.

In this case, I draw your attention to the recent sacking of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) managing director Michelle Guthrie. She was terminated halfway through her $890K job with immediate effect by the national broadcasting authority on 24 September 2018. Obviously, as any reasonably sane person would be, she was almost certainly mightily pissed off when the hammer came down.



Keeping in mind that in many cases people are misquoted by the local tabloids (sometimes accidentally, more often deliberately), I found the following quote by Michelle absolutely hilarious.....

While my contract permits the Board to terminate my appointment without cause and with immediate effect, I believe there is no justification for the Board to trigger that termination clause. I am considering my legal options.”

Now, let’s look at that again please. ‘My contract permits termination without cause and immediately’. But.....I don’t think there was any justification when they did it. 

Umm.

Did I miss something there? Yep, they can kick me out for no reason whenever they want, but now that they have, I don’t think they had a reason and I think I want to talk to my lawyer.

Sigh. Methinks she was on a bloody good wicket, is rightfully upset that it’s suddenly over, and has just spilled her guts minutes (or seconds) before she engaged her brain.

Anyway, enough for now.

See y’all next time

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