MP wrote:Frankly, I wanna see a pic of this shuttle bus driver... I mean how does a family man like Randy throw everything away for a kid who drives a shuttle bus at a hotel?
If the allegations are true, especially if the rumours Yost is peddling have any basis, it's reasonable to wonder if this isn't the first time he did something along these lines, but rather the first time he got caught. Which is frankly a scary thought considering he's been a key part of our prospect development for like 20 years, and makes you really wonder about the culture within the organization.
On the other hand, it's a good reminder of how sexual harassment can be tricky to prove and open to interpretation. It's not hard to envision an explanation where this was just Randy being an asshole for one reason or another, talking about his dick as ego-centric males sometimes do. It's also important to note this isn't a workplace incident where accountability and abuse of authority would come into consideration regardless of intent. For that reason, it may be hard to fire him immediately.
Regardless though, you have to suspend the guy immediately. The optics of this are brutal for an organization already struggling with public relations. Let's hope this new COO has some basic experience with crisis management. That doesn't seem to be in Melnyk's DNA, and I'm not convinced Dorion would understand the concept. Not having a statement up on the website or on twitter is not a good start.