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Author: MichaelRead Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Winner! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19371  
Subject: Back to work Date: 6/15/2008 2:29 PM
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It’s going to be an ‘interesting’ week. In one of my companies I have to let the CEO go. Frankly, he’s not happy, it’s obvious he wants to do other things and that’s showing in the company. Better said: he’s lost interest.

Which means my semi-retirement ends as I fill in the interim of finding a new CEO. That means being there Tuesday to Saturday, opening the doors at 9 and closing the place at 5:30. Sure, I can relegate staff to do this but in this transition I want to be there and it be known I am there full time.

It came to a head on Saturday when staff pulled me into the lunchroom and talked about his management style. I said I had noticed this for several months and was concerned enough to talk to him about it but there’s been no change and staff is resentful. I realized I either lose him or staff – and I can not continue without staff.

So it’s back to managing a business again after celebrating my 70th birthday. Wish me luck. I’ve managed businesses since 1970 and I know I can step in and not screw things up but I haven’t been in direct control at the CEO level for many years. I’ll have to get back into the swing of things doing that function.

As I asked: wish me luck.

MichaelR
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Author: SeattlePioneer Big funky green star, 20000 posts Top Favorite Fools Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 13442 of 19371
Subject: Re: Back to work Date: 6/15/2008 2:43 PM
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<<As I asked: wish me luck.

MichaelR

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How can you be having good luck when the sun is coming out for the first time in months and it's time to go boating?

Good luck would be having this happen in October or so.

Nonetheless ---- good luck!

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Author: MichaelRead Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Winner! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 13444 of 19371
Subject: Re: Back to work Date: 6/15/2008 3:48 PM
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How can you be having good luck when the sun is coming out for the first time in months and it's time to go boating?

Good luck would be having this happen in October or so.

Nonetheless ---- good luck!

Seattle Pioneer


Yup, it’s going to put a crimp in my salmon fishing yet this time of year is the company’s busiest where we make enough to cover the slower winter months. So it’s that which has to be addressed.

Thanks for the kind wishes, SP.

MichaelR

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Subject: Re: Back to work Date: 6/15/2008 4:39 PM
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Yup, it’s going to put a crimp in my salmon fishing yet this time of year is the company’s busiest where we make enough to cover the slower winter months. So it’s that which has to be addressed.

Thanks for the kind wishes, SP.

MichaelR

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I wish you good luck, too....
Although... it does seem to me that anybody who has more than one corporation has already had all the good luck he will ever need. :)

AM

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Subject: Re: Back to work Date: 6/15/2008 6:40 PM
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So it’s back to managing a business again after celebrating my 70th birthday. Wish me luck. I’ve managed businesses since 1970 and I know I can step in and not screw things up but I haven’t been in direct control at the CEO level for many years. I’ll have to get back into the swing of things doing that function.

As I asked: wish me luck.


Life happens. You will do fine. You might even enjoy being back in the saddle again for a while. Hopefully you fill find a great replacement. I should think that should not be a problem.

ITMT, you fish on days off;))

~Birgit

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