Friday, December 04, 2009
7321: Ending A Tough Workweek.
Working the news with a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Three Secret Service agents involved with the party-crashing Salahis have been taken off duty pending further investigation. Also being at least criticized is White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, whose staff traditionally works with the Secret Service to identify people at checkpoints. Apparently, Rogers did not instruct her staff to operate as usual. Let’s hope Rogers doesn’t pop up in yet another photo of the Salahis shaking hands with VIPs.
• General Motors Chairman Ed Whiteacre shifted around some of the honchos trying to lead the automaker towards profitability. Whitacre also challenged employees to take more risks. “We want you to step up. We don’t want any bureaucracy,” claimed Whitacre. “We’re not going to make it if you won’t take a risk and step up and be held accountable for it.” While commenting on the resignation of former CEO Fritz Henderson, Whitacre stated the company was not changing rapidly enough. Let’s see what happens when Whitacre meets the GM advertising agencies that have failed to change on diversity for over 70 years.
• A new study shows younger Americans are more angry than others. The three causes of anger for people under 30 are time pressures, economic hardship and interpersonal conflict at work. Sounds like these slackers should spend more time looking for a decent-paying job.