« Michael Bay in Talks to Direct Benghazi Drama "13 Hours" | Main | Delusional: Obama Blames Democrat Candidates For Losing the Senate, Claiming They Would Have Fared Better Had They Snuggled Closer to Him »
October 30, 2014

Mary Burke Was Fired By Her Own Family for Slumping Sales, Management Incompetence, and an Abrasive, #Bossy Style; Now Claims She Wasn't Fired, It's Just That Her Job and Paycheck Were Restructured Out of Existence

@benk84 linked this this morning, wondering: Why did the media never check into Mary Burke's actual history as an "executive"?

She had been the CEO of her family's bicycle company's European division.

She was a disaster.

In 1993, Tom Albers learned about big problems with Trek Bicycle Corporation's European division. Sales numbers were down, and employees were in a near mutiny against the young woman Trek founder Richard Burke had put in charge.

Albers, Trek’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, served as Burke’s second-in-command and suddenly had to navigate a very difficult situation.

The head of Trek's European division was his boss’ daughter, Mary.

...


"Her performance in Europe was not good"” [Albers] says. "We were losing a lot of money for us at the time. I don't remember the amount, but it was considered significant based on where we were [as a company] at that particular point in time."

"And also, we were encountering personnel/people problems over there. The people were threatening to leave the company. Many of them were."

Primarily, Albers contends, because of the managerial style of their supervisor, Mary Burke.

"Her way of managing was kind of a 'her way or the highway' kind of approach to things," Albers explains, adding that her subordinates "felt that she wouldn't listen to them and was just imposing things on them that didn't make sense."

Gee, I wonder how she wound up being a Democrat politician.

Mary Burke fought back against these late disclosures alleging that they were "ridiculous" and "completely false."

Now she "clarifies" that she wasn't fired -- it's just that the position she was occupying was eliminated, and she was not offered another position at the company.

And then she went snow-boarding for two years.

You know -- not like a firing at all.


digg this
posted by Ace at 03:40 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
sniffybigtoe: "New Orleans actually has a large underground bomb ..."

Mike Hammer, etc., etc.: " but nowadays buildings fall apart before you even ..."

Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler: ". . but nowadays buildings fall apart before you e ..."

weft cut-loop[/i][/b]: "[i]What if the shower head dispensed the shampoo d ..."

Japanese sexbot designers: "408 They should make a shower stall that's like an ..."

Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b]: "[i]408 They should make a shower stall that's like ..."

fixerupper: "Sound more like a lumberjack. I'm a lumberjack ..."

Roy: ">>Also the fact that engineering schools now teach ..."

Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview: "I'm still fuming over the Seattle City Schools K-1 ..."

sniffybigtoe: "They should make a shower stall that's like an aut ..."

Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler: "Vietnam pulls Disney film Abominable because a map ..."

Boulder t'hobo: ""Columbus was fairly significant. Made people awar ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64