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  • Nothing like good Melnyk PR heading into the playoffs...

    http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...ind-the-scenes

  • #2
    Not sure how I feel about this one. O'Leary comes off as a huge baby here. When you're an executive earning $300k for the worst marketing in the league, I'm pretty sure the owner reserves the right to call out your incompetence and write angry emails. Also, what the hell is this 24 months of termination notice?

    All that said, I don't think I'd ever want to work for Melnyk. Then again, for 300k he could write me angry emails all day..

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Josh View Post
      Not sure how I feel about this one. O'Leary comes off as a huge baby here. When you're an executive earning $300k for the worst marketing in the league, I'm pretty sure the owner reserves the right to call out your incompetence and write angry emails. Also, what the hell is this 24 months of termination notice?

      All that said, I don't think I'd ever want to work for Melnyk. Then again, for 300k he could write me angry emails all day..
      I agree that the Sens have some terrible marketing going for them. However, if what is said in the lawsuit is true (remember, this is an angry ex-employee, so it may not be), the entire situation was completely unprofessional and definitely puts Melnyk is the wrong.

      As a Sens fan, I hate hearing this. It's a reminder that there's no light at the end of the tunnel. Melnyk is a pretty bad owner, and it seems like he'd do anything in his power not to sell the club.

      As for the 24 month termination notice - it's probably in his contract. It seems crazy, but I'm sure it's in there if he's going through with that.

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      • #4
        The part I find distressing is Melnyk claiming possible insubordination when asked to clarify roles and responsibilities. I'm not sure that word means what Melnyk thinks it means.

        If you're going to call a guy out for taking a title like CMO and running with it, the very least you should be doing is to clarify what that person's role and responsibilities are to justify calling them out for taking a title that isn't theirs to hold.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Josh View Post
          Not sure how I feel about this one. O'Leary comes off as a huge baby here. When you're an executive earning $300k for the worst marketing in the league, I'm pretty sure the owner reserves the right to call out your incompetence and write angry emails. Also, what the hell is this 24 months of termination notice?

          All that said, I don't think I'd ever want to work for Melnyk. Then again, for 300k he could write me angry emails all day..
          It's called "being a professional" and Eugene would do well to remember that. Even getting $300,000 per year doesn't excuse such childish (and potentially illegal) behaviour from your boss.

          Yes, the owner is of course going to reserve the right to be displeased with the Marketing head's lack of effect on the poor ticket sales. But there's a way to go about that - especially in the executive world, and especially when the employee in question has rights under the contract I'm assuming Melnyk either signed or was a party to.

          The bottom line is, if the contract says he gets 24 months notice, he must get 24 months notice, or the payout in lieu of that time. Paying a large salary does not guarantee exact results. Nor does receiving a large salary diminish an employee's rights.

          And Josh, while not common for our poor middle-class jobs, 24 months notice (or sometimes even longer) is not unheard of for high-salary executives.

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