At the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA) meeting this past Monday, the Board voted, after a motion by City Commissioner Scott Maddox, to rescind a job offer recently extended to a candidate to fill the vacant position of Executive Director.
The candidate was ranked number two by the screening committee and was offered the job by the Board which paid approximately $100,000 plus benefits.
However, at the beginning of the meeting the Chair of the CRTPA informed the Board that the candidate was requesting to work four 10 hour days instead of the standard 4o-hour work week.
Concerns were raised by members about the request. Specifically, County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley voiced concern about the ability of the candidate to meet the requirements of the job with a four day work week.
And then the Chair informed the group there was another request.
The candidate wanted the Board’s blessing to work 8-12 hours a week as a consultant on outside jobs.
At this point, City Commissioner Scott Maddox could not get the words out fast enough.
“Madam Chair, I move that we rescind the job offer made to this candidate.”
After some procedural maneuvering, the job offer was rescinded and the search committee was directed to come back with another recommendation.
Commissioner Maddox told TR, “I guess I’m old fashioned, but I think you should accept a job and prove yourself before haggling for additional time off.’