She was uniquely qualified
It would seem there are some employees that cannot be replaced by anyone. Let’s look at Michelle Obama for example. She was hired by the University of Chicago Medical Center to manage their “Programs for Community Relations, Neighborhood Outreach, Volunteer Recruitment, Staff Diversity, and Minority Contracting.”
I was a CEO for 37 years and never once came across such a highfalutin’ title. In fact, I can’t recall a single company that had anyone employed in such a capacity except, perhaps, GM, Chrysler, Citibank and AIG, and we all know where they’re at.
Mrs. Obama was hired in 2005 with a salary of $120,000, which was increased to $317,000 the week her husband became a U.S. senator. This it appears was directly after the good senator made an earmark (that’s pork for the rest of us) for $1 million for the U.C. Medical Center.
Interestingly, now that the senator is president, U.C. Medical has decided that this position is no longer necessary. Doesn’t Senator Richard Durbin, Illinois Democrat, have a wife that could handle this job?
Change you can count on. Adrian Krieg Bradenton, Florida