Letter to the editor: Move on

It is time you all grow up and get in the “real world.”

Editor:

It is time you all grow up and get in the “real world.”

When dealing with staff, things are not always what they seem. I myself have no idea why Mr. Stecyk  is no longer employed by the city but having dealt with similar situations in the past I will throw out a scenario. All hypothetical.

• The city was not happy with Mr. Stecyk’s performance. To outright fire him would probably lead to a long legal battle that neither side would want and which would cost taxpayers a lot of money

• Mr. Stecyk’s lawyer wants his client’s reputation to be intact.

• City council, not the mayor, on advice from their legal advisor work out a proposal that will sever Mr. Stecyk’s employment with the lowest possible cost to taxpayers.

• Mr. Stecyk, on advice from his lawyer agrees to the terms on the condition that the final documentation shows he resigned for personal reasons and all terms be confidential.

• The Mayor and council agree and the deal is done.

Editor, I am not sure this was the scenario but having been involved along with your father while in public service I know this has happened in the past. Is it the ideal situation? Probably not. But I believe it is in the best interest of the taxpaying public. Let’s hope council now gets on with business.

Mike Wright

Quesnel

 

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