TMI or Not Enough?
Our parent company, the St. Petersburg Times, commissioned a survey of residents in Largo, Florida, and the surrounding county to find out what people thought ...
Our parent company, the St. Petersburg Times, commissioned a survey of residents in Largo, Florida, and the surrounding county to find out what people thought about the city commission's decision to fire city manager Steve Stanton for undertaking sex-change procedures.
Surprisingly, the survey found that most people disapproved of the firing. A clear majority -- 51 percent -- disapproved, while only 25 percent said the commission had done the right thing. The rest said they didn't know.
Mayor Pat Gerard, whom Stanton had confided in and who supported him, told the paper she felt vindicated. City Commissioner Gigi Arntzen said the issue wasn't transsexuality, it was a loss of confidence.
"I'm extremely disappointed how he handled it and shared it with the mayor and did not share it with the other commissioners," Arntzen told the paper.
Which raises an interesting question. At what point does an employee's personal business affect his job and become something he must share with his employers?
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Trouble for Some States, Lower Gas Prices Bring Relief to Mississippi5 hours ago
Pennsylvania Governor Fires Philadelphia School Reform Commissioner10 hours ago
Florida's Privatized Prison System Is Chronically Underfunded11 hours ago
Study: Obamacare Premiums Could Triple If Court Tosses Subsidies14 hours ago
Christie Quietly Reaps Obamacare's Budget Benefits15 hours ago
GOP Governors Carry Their States' Fiscal Baggage to CPAC15 hours ago