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Time Managing Editor Moves to State Department

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    Interesting move
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    As a taxpayer, I'd just as soon not have that cluck employed on my dime.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    McCain was one of only eight to vote against confirmation. What's the back story there?
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    IIRC, this position has never been filled by a career candidate - meaning someone who's risen through the ranks with State. There are not a lot of PD openings in State, and there are far more PD-coned officers than there are positions. But someone's brought in from the outside for this gig.

    When I came in, there were 14 PD officers out of 60 total, and only four PD jobs out of 80 up for bidding.

    I thought about trying to transition over from where I am, but it would take three years to even try, and then I'd be lucky to get one PD gig in the first four years and then after that, slim pickings.

    I don't know how long the DAS positions are held. I guess it's longer than the usual two- or three-year appointments, though. But it's still more guaranteed than in the private sector, for sure.

    Anyway, that probably meant nothing to anyone else, but I am curious to see how this pans out.

    Hope he likes the serial comma.
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