Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

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Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Post by Chris Goodall » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:15 pm

So we've learnt that Tim doesn't want to replace Carl Portman, supports the work of the ECF, and doesn't have a problem with the panel appointed to hear his complaint. But he's still "extremely unhappy". Down with this sort of thing.
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Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Post by Roger Lancaster » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:21 pm

TimWall wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:15 am
I do have complete confidence in the highly qualified panel of Gareth Pearce, Suzzane Wood and Roger Emerson.
Best regards,
Tim Wall"
If, after arguing at length about the procedure adopted to appoint a panel, someone states that he has "complete confidence" in the "highly qualified panel" then that someone is bound to lose a certain amount of sympathy. That's not to say he doesn't have a point, in as much as the end doesn't automatically justify the means, but it's highly doubtful whether it ever warranted the amount of attention it received.

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Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Post by Chris Goodall » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:06 pm

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:21 pm
TimWall wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:15 am
I do have complete confidence in the highly qualified panel of Gareth Pearce, Suzzane Wood and Roger Emerson.
Best regards,
Tim Wall"
If, after arguing at length about the procedure adopted to appoint a panel, someone states that he has "complete confidence" in the "highly qualified panel" then that someone is bound to lose a certain amount of sympathy. That's not to say he doesn't have a point, in as much as the end doesn't automatically justify the means, but it's highly doubtful whether it ever warranted the amount of attention it received.
Politics, innit. Throwing a tantrum over something unimportant means you have credit in the bank for the important things. If anyone rises to the bait, ask them why they're making a big deal out of something unimportant when you were just trying to get along with everyone.
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Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Post by Joey Stewart » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:00 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:08 pm


But you could use historic money elsewhere to develop chess. What if you gave each and every weekend Congress a grant of a thousand pounds or more? They could use it to hire better premises, slash entry fees, increase prize money or just increase the arbiter's meal allowances.

If you ever decide to run for ECF president I would definitely vote for that idea (and quickly get myself an arbiter qualification)
Lose one queen and it is a disaster, Lose 1000 queens and it is just a statistic.

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